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CALENDARS OF MEETINGS & EVENTS
Note: All calendar information and events are subject to change.
Please visit often for the recent and newest updates.


2017 ---- 2016

2015 ---- 2014 ---- 2013 ---- 2012

2011 ---- 2010 ---- 2009 ---- 2008
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Current and older calendar page links (listed below) are provided to enable our visitors to view the types of activities and event information which our support group provides to our Parkinson's community.

Please note that any contact information and / or website links provided on any of the older calendars for speakers, presenters, or events may have changed after
the activity has occurred, and "not" been updated.

Some of the events listed below may be PODCASTs - WEBCASTs - or - WEBINARs. For an explanation of what these different internet formats are for
delivering information Click here

January 15, 2017
MEETING

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Topic: New Year’s Resolutions – Making Exercise a Part of Combatting PD Come and share with the group what exercise is working for you! Come and learn what exercise programs are available for PD patients in our local area!
Kelly Brown, Healthy Living Director and PWR! Moves Instructor -- (Parkinson's Wellness Recovery Program)
Downtown YMCA
1447 Hampton St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 799-9187
Kirk Harmon, PT, DPT -- (Spoke about a specially designed piece of equipment/bicycle for PD therapy and a new type of walker)
TREK PT Physical Therapy
1036 Kinley Road
Irmo, SC 29063
(803) 764-6488
Lance Adams, Owner/Head Instructor -- (Fitness/boxing/martial arts for people with a variety of disabilities)
Warrior Warehouse
7230 Middle Street
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 569-7885

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Pornpimol (Becky) Anprasertporn, MD -- (Movement Disorders Specialist Neurologist)
Palmetto Health USC Neurology
8 Richland Medical Park Drive
Suite 420
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 545-6050
February 19, 2017
MEETING
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Topic: “Cognitive Behavioral” Psychotherapy for depression and anxiety in Parkinson’s disease will be described and de-mystified. The presentation will also touch on telemedicine for PD.

Speaker: Dr. Travis Turner, Assistant Professor, Neuropsychologist

Dr. Turner will briefly review depression and anxiety in Parkinson’s disease and scientific support for psychotherapy. He will then explain the theory behind “Cognitive Behavioral” treatment, and elicit audience participation to illustrate the
principles.  

Dr. Turner, PhD, is a neuropsychologist at MUSC in Charleston, SC and is active in clinical and research efforts with Movement Disorders Programs. His primary objective is expanding and improving the clinical toolbox for cognitive assessment. Previous work in this pursuit includes development and standardization of computerized cognitive batteries, computational modeling of working memory component processes, and clinical neuropsychological assessment via videoconferencing (i.e., telemedicine).

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Dr. Travis Turner

Dr. Travis Turner
Assistant Professor, Neuropsychologist
March 9, 2017
EVENT

Event sponsored by the Movement and Memory Disorder Center of Excellence. 

MARCH 9, 2017 – LUNCH AND LEARN
Speaker: Zain Guduru, MD, Neurologist and Fellow at the Movement Disorder Center of Excellence Augusta University
Topic:"Non-motor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease:  The Dark Side of the Moon"
Location:  Augusta University Alumni Center, 919 15th Street, Augusta
Time:  12:00pm – 1:30pm
RSVP: By noon Monday, March 6th (There is no cost to attend) == To RSVP or for more information call 706-721-4895 or email brainhealth@augusta.edu


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March 11, 2017
SYMPOSIUM
MUSC Symposium - "Living with Parkinson's Disease"

MUSC invites you to attend a symposium for patients and families living with Parkinson's Disease. Educational sessions will be led by members of the MUSC Health Movement Disorders Program team and invited guest speakers.

Cost: $40 per person which includes refreshments and lunch.
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Charleston Mariott Hotel, 170 Lockwood Blvd. Charleston, SC 29403

Click here to view the registration form/agenda
For questions, please call the Movement Disorders Program at 843-792-7262

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March 19, 2017
MEETING
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Topic: "PD 101"

Speaker: Dr. John C. Morgan, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Movement Disorders / Parkinson's Center, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia

Dr. Morgan will give a broad overview of Parkinson's Disease, highlighting important points about its symptoms, non-motor symptoms, cause, drug therapy, surgical therapy, alternative therapies, and the role of exercising.

Dr. Morgan is board certified in Neurology, and received his M.D. and a PhD. in neuroscience from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG), Augusta, GA. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He also did a fellowship with Dr. Kapil Sethi at MCG. His clinical interests are in Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's disease, and dementia.

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Dr. John C. Morgan

Dr. John C. Morgan, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology 
Augusta University
Movement Disorders / Parkinson's Center
Department of Neurology (HF-1121B)
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912
Office Phone: (706) 721-2798
March 22, 2017
EVENT

SC ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2017

Open to the General Public
Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 8:30 am -- 3:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Where: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC
Parking: Free (on grounds and at Park Street Parking Garage)

Come see what is new in assistive technology, attend presentations about assistive technology, and its use.
Learn more about this EXPO at http://scatp.med.sc.edu/expo/expo17.html

NOTE; The Columbia Parkinson's Support Group recommends this EXPO as an excellent venue to obtain lots of resource information about assistive living and devices.

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April 2017
PARKINSON'S
AWARENESS
MONTH
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CELEBRATE THAT APRIL IS
SC STATE & NATIONAL & WORLD
PARKINSON'S AWARENESS MONTH!

DID YOU KNOW THAT THIS
APRIL 11, 2017 IS THE 200 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SINCE PARKINSON'S WAS DISCOVERED?


April 2014 Parkinson's Awareness Proclamation
SC Governor's 2016 Proclamation
declaring April as Parkinson's Awareness Month throughout the
state of SC

April 11 this year is the 200th Anniversary of when Dr James Parkinson first published his essay describing ‘The Shaking Palsy’ – the condition we now know as Parkinson’s. We want people to come together and really understand that this was an important moment. It has now been around 50 years since any ‘new’ medication was developed. What we need is more funding to make a breakthrough in curing Parkinson's. We also need more awareness and education about Parkinson's disease.

April is also an "excellent" time to show your support for your local Parkinson's support group. You can make a donation to your local support group or one of the national Parkinson's associations. You can attend your local support group meetings. You can volunteer to help in any local or regional special events that are celebrating Parkinson's Awareness Month.

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Birthday Cake

IT HAS BEEN 200 YEARS!

Click here for more information about Dr. James Parkinson's

April 8, 2017
SYMPOSIUM

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SPECIAL EVENT FOR PARKINSON'S AWARENESS MONTH
2017 PARKINSON'S AWARENESS SPECIAL
SYMPOSIUM EVENT!

SAVE THIS DATE --- SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017!!!

CLICK HERE for more details & information about this Symposium


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2016 Symposium

JOIN US AND REGISTER EARLY
ONLY 10 SEATS AVAILABLE!
April 23, 2017
SYMPOSIUM
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NO MEETING!

NOTE: OUR REGULAR MEETING, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN HELD ON SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017 WILL NOT BE HELD. INSTEAD THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL PARKINSON'S AWARENESS SYMPOSIUM EVENT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 8th, 2017


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May 2, 2017
SPECIAL
FUNDRAISING
EVENT
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MAY 2, 2017 IS MIDLANDS GIVES!

YOU CAN HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR THE COLUMBIA PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP --- MIDLANDS GIVES! --- WHEN YOU GIVE!

WHAT IS MIDLANDS GIVES?
Hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, Midlands Gives is a 24-hour online giving event that brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for local non-profits in 11 Midlands counties.

WHEN IS MIDLANDS GIVES?
The third annual Midlands Gives is Tuesday, May 2, 2017

WHAT TIME IS MIDLANDS GIVES?
From Midnight to 11:59 pm


WHERE IS MIDLANDS GIVES?
Midlands Gives is an online event taking place right here, on the website https://midlandsgives.org/

How Can I Get Involved? Click Here To Find Out More

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Midlands Gives

Central Carolina Community Foundation
2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 213
Columbia, SC 29204  
Telephone: 803-254-5601
May 20, 2017
EVENT
Parkinson's Disease Forum - Rock Hill, SC

Limited Seating - Register by May 15, 2017
Call 803-328-5587 -or- Contact amatthews@westminstertowers.org

Location: Westminster Towers - 1330 India Hook Rd - Rock Hill, SC 29732

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May 21, 2017
MEETING
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MEETING LOCATION CHANGE!!

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY MEETING LOCATION CHANGE!!

For the months of May and July we will temporarily be meeting in a different location than the Lexington Medical Center Auditorium. LMC needs to be using their auditorium. We never meet in June because the Board needs a summer vacation too!

Topic: Open Forum

For our open forum meetings, we usually start with a theme or topic and go from there. Our members have an opportunity to share their own experiences; ask questions of each other; and help each other by proving solutions that they have for various issues, concerns, problems, etc.  At the open forum meetings, our members tell us they learn about things that they can't find in anywhere else, because they are learning directly from other Parkinson patients and their caregivers. These meetings are one of our most popular, and sometimes they get a little bit noisy because everyone wants to share!

Open Forum Meeting September 2008


Open Forum Meeting
September 2008
To see a video/movie of one of our open forum meetings go to this link

TEMPORARY MEETING LOCATION:
Lexington County Irmo Branch Library - 6251 St. Andrews Road - Irmo, SC 29212
Telephone: (803) 798-7880

Link to Google Map of Lexington County Irmo Branch Library http://tinyurl.com/ldw2ezb

The best access to the large Library meeting room is through the double doors on the side of the building facing St. Andrews Road. There are some handicapped parking spots in that area. No stairs into the building. Enter through the double doors, and the meeting room is immediately to your left. Mens’ and Ladies’ rooms are in the vestibule once you come through the double doors.

The room is reserved from 2:30 to 5 PM when the library closes. We will not be bringing all of our materials as there is no space to really set them out. We would appreciate some volunteers at 2:30 sharp to help set up chairs for the meeting. We will have to leave right at 5 PM, so the meeting will need to finish around 4:30 to give us time to put all the chairs back where they were. We are responsible for cleaning up and restoring the room to the way it was.

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June 2017
NO MEETING
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NO SUPPORT GROUP MEETING IN JUNE

WE ARE TAKING A SUMMER BREAK


SEE YOU AGAIN ON JULY 16, 2017



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See you again in July!
June 24, 2017
SYMPOSIUM
2017 Brain Health Symposium - Alzheimer's Disease & Parkinson's Disease

First combined Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Parkinson’s Symposium at Augusta University

• An introduction to memory loss, dementia and Parkinson’s Disease
• Review of current research
• Practical pointers for patients, families and caregivers
• Breakout sessions for professionals and family care partners

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Where: J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons -- 1301 R.A. Dent Boulevard, Augusta, GA
Cost: FREE

Register by Phone: 877-5409897 or Register Online:
augustahealth.org/adpd-symposium

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ADPD Symposium 2017

For more information, email brainhealth@augusta.edu

Web page for More Information http://tinyurl.com/jtsa6rx
July 16, 2017
MEETING
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MEETING LOCATION CHANGE!!
NOTICE ---->> OUR JULY MEETING WILL HAVE A TEMPORARY LOCATION CHANGE
The Lourie Center - 1650 Park Circle - Columbia, SC 29201

CLICK HERE FOR A MAP TO THE LOURIE CENTER

Located near the intersection of Blossom and Pickens in Five Points, next to Maxcy Gregg Pool, adjacent to the beautiful University of South Carolina campus. Formerly the Capital Senior Center, we offer modern amenities and plenty of free parking. The Lourie Center Office: 803-779-1971

Due to limited Handicapped Parking, we are asking those who can to please use the "lower parking lot" to allow others with more limited walking abilities to park in the "upper lot".

TWO SPECIAL TOPICS: How To Have End Of Life Conversations and Making Hospice Decisions

Topic: End of Life Conversations

Speaker: Dr. Christine Cooper

Dr. Christine Cooper is a board-certified Neurologist with a specialty in Movement Disorders, who recently joined the MUSC Movement Disorders Program. Dr. Cooper received her medical degree from the University of Florida with Honors in Clinical research. She went on to complete her neurology residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard University, followed by a fellowship in Movement Disorders at Pennsylvania Hospital/University of Pennsylvania

Here is a sample of what Dr. Cooper will be discussing: End of life for people with Parkinson's disease varies, depending on the person's experience with Parkinson's disease and his/her other medical conditions. Medical care throughout the lifetime should focus on quality of life.

Dr. Christine Cooper


Dr. Christine Cooper
Topic: Learn About Hospice Benefits

Speakers: Matt Shealy who is a Social Worker -- and -- Elizabeth (Beth) McLean who is a Community Outreach Director / Community Educator

Joseph "Matt" Shealy, LMSW graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Psychology and Counselor Education and a Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in work with Military, Veterans, and Families. He currently serves as a Medical Social Worker for Lutheran Hospice in Chapin, SC. He also volunteers as a group facilitator for Caregivers and Memory Care patients at Leeza's Care Connection in Irmo, SC.  Matt will provide information to help the patient communicate their wishes for care and treatment to family members. Matt will focus on how to have the difficult communication between patients and their family members / loved ones about their medical care wishes. Matt will provide some advice for patients when trying to convey these wishes.

Matt Shealy

Joseph "Matt" Shealy

JShealy@LutheranHospice.org
Beth McLean is the Community Outreach Director at Lutheran Hospice and has been with the organization since April 2013.  Prior to her experience with hospice, she worked in the pharmaceutical industry for ten years.  She graduated from Western Carolina University in 2008 with a B.A. in History and Business Law.  Beth and her husband Justin currently reside in Chapin with their two dachshunds. 

Beth will explain & discuss hospice benefits. Beth will explain how one can qualify for hospice. She will tell us what having hospice benefits entails, costs, etc. All hospice companies have to follow the same guidelines, so Beth's information will be relevant to all hospice companies.

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Beth McLean

Beth McLean

outreach-midlands@lutheranhospice.org

August 20, 2017
MEETING
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Topic: "Tips, Tricks, and Techniques of Caregiving and Being A Care Partner"  

Speaker: Dottie Gantt

Dottie will be presenting some practical tips, tricks, and techniques to help the caregiver and patient get through the day. This presentation is based on Dottie's own personal experience of being a care-partner with her husband CW, who was a PD patient for 20+ years. She will be presenting information on caregiving - some of it simple everyday things that you might not know about, or perhaps you do know about and haven't tried. This presentation will be for all PD patients and caregivers - those newly diagnosed and for those who have had PD for a while.

Dottie is our President Emeritus & Board Member. She served as President and Co-Program Chair of the Columbia Parkinson's Support Group for 12 years (2002 - 2014).

Dottie retired from Bell Labs at Alcatel/Lucent/Nokia, having worked as a research engineer. She has a BS in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, and a MS in Computer Science Engineering from Kansas State University.

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Dottie Gantt

Dottie Gantt

Telephone: 803-604-0061
Email: lakeside@dottiegantt.com
September 17, 2017
MEETING
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Topic: Open Forum

For our open forum meetings, we usually start with a theme or topic and go from there. Our members have an opportunity to share their own experiences; ask questions of each other; and help each other by proving solutions that they have for various issues, concerns, problems, etc.  At the open forum meetings, our members tell us they learn about things that they can't find in anywhere else, because they are learning directly from other Parkinson patients and their caregivers. These meetings are one of our most popular, and sometimes they get a little bit noisy because everyone wants to share!

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Open Forum Meeting September 2008


Open Forum Meeting
September 2008
To see a video/movie of one of our open forum meetings go to this link
October 15, 2017
MEETING
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Topic: PD Medications and Potential Drug & Supplement Interactions

Speaker: Dr. Jessica Tate - Wake Forest NC Davie Medical Center,
Outpatient Services - Neurology

Jessica Tate, MD, received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from The College of William & Mary and medical degree from West Virginia University. She completed her Neurology residency and a 2-year Movement Disorders fellowship at Wake Forest. Dr. Tate became an Assistant Professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2014. Her special interests include botulinum toxin therapy for dystonia and spasticity, as well as evaluation for deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy and DBS programming.

She enjoys educating patients about their diagnosis and treatment options both in clinic and as a part of community events, teaching medical students and residents, and staffing the inpatient General Neurology and Neurology Consult services. She is also involved in several clinical trials. Dr. Tate is listed in the Best Doctors in America database.


Dr. Jessica Tate

Dr. Jessica Tate
Assistant Professor

New Patient Appointments:
336-716-WAKE
Department: 336-716-4101

www.wakehealth.edu/Neurosciences/

Speaker: Dave Flickinger

Dave Flickinger -- Dave brings two different viewpoints to this topic - as an experienced Pharmacist and as a PD patient. Dave has a BS and MS in Pharmacy and an MBA. He has practiced hospital Pharmacy for over 40 years in both administrative and clinical roles. For the past 15 years, Dave has focused mostly on clinical responsibilities including mentoring senior Pharmacy students from University of South Carolina and Presbyterian Colleges of Pharmacy. Dave was diagnosed with PD in July, 2015. Dave has volunteered to be a member of the CPSG Board and Chair of our Speaker's Bureau

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Dave Flickinger

Dave Flickinger
Board Member of CPSG &
Speakers Bureau Chairman

Telephone: (803) 732-4502
Email: Flickdb@aol.com
November 19, 2017
MEETING
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Topic: What you should know about Home Healthcare Options & Services. What to look for in a reputable company. .... And much more about how to make those difficult decisions for yourself or someone you are caring for.

Speaker: Mike Brown --
Mike is the Vice President of Operations for Right at Home, a locally owned home care agency providing services for adults in Richland, Lexington & Kershaw counties.  Mike has extensive experience in senior care and has worked in a leadership role on nationally recognized patient care projects funded by the Duke Endowment, Harvard School of Medicine & CMS with the goal of utilizing home care to reduce preventable hospital admissions. Mike has also volunteered to serve as a member of the CPSG Board.

Mike Brown

Mike Brown
Board Member

Telephone: 803.551.4004
Email: mike@rahcolumbia.com
www.rahcolumbia.com
Speaker: A member from the Outreach Committee of "The FriendShip" organization

"The Friendship" is part of a nation-wide village movement that coordinates volunteers and resources to provide a network of services, programs, and activities to support aging-in-place, or aging-in-community.

Our Mission: The FriendShip supports older adults in the Columbia community who choose to live in their homes and maintain healthy, independent, active, and engaged lifestyles.

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Email: contact@thefriendship.org
Phone: (803) 602-6434
www.thefriendship.org

Address: The FriendShip
2827 Wheat Street
Columbia, SC 29205

December 17, 2017
MEETING
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Join Us For Our Annual Christmas & Holiday Party

Entertainment and Refreshments will be provided - Just bring yourself and your guests!


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Happy Holidays!

What is a PODCAST? A podcast is a series of digital media files, either audio or video, that are released and downloaded through web syndication. The mode of delivery is what differentiates podcasts from other methods of accessing media files over the Internet. New files can thus be downloaded automatically by a podcatcher and stored locally on the user's computer or other device for offline use, thus giving simpler access to content. Like the term "broadcast", podcast can refer either to an ongoing series or episodes of a particular program.

What is a WEBCAST? A webcast is a media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. A webcast may either be distributed live or on demand. Essentially, webcasting is another type of “broadcasting” over the Internet.

What is a WEBINAR? A webinar is a specific type of web "conference". It is typically one-way, from the speaker to the audience with limited audience interaction, such as in a "webcast". A webinar can be collaborative, and include polling and question & answer sessions to allow full participation between the audience and the presenter.

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