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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



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 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 Ph. D. 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 dmentias.

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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

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April 2017
PARKINSON'S
AWARENESS
MONTH

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

April 2014 Parkinson's Awareness Proclamation

SC Governor's 2017 Proclamation
declaring April as Parkinson's Awareness Month throughout the
state of SC

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

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April 8, 2017
SPECIAL EVENT
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2017 PARKINSON'S AWARENESS SPECIAL OPEN FORUM EVENT

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


FOR MORE INFORMATION & DETAILS CLICK HERE

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2016 Symposium
April 23, 2017
MEETING
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THERE WILL BE NO MEETING ON SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 2017
DUE TO THE SPECIAL PARKINSON'S AWARENESS OPEN FORUM EVENT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 8th


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

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

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 nonprofits 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 21, 2017
MEETING
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Topic: To Be Determined

Speaker:

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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!
July 16, 2017
MEETING
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Two Special Topics: End of Life Conversations and Hospice Decisions

Learn About Hospice Benefits -- and -- Learn How to Have A Positive Conversations With Loved Ones About Last Wishes

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

Matt Shealy 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.

Beth McLean 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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August 20, 2017
MEETING
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Topic: To Be Determined

Speaker:


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September 17, 2017
MEETING
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Topic: To Be Determined

Speaker:

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October 15, 2017
MEETING
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Topic: To Be Determined

Speaker:

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November 19, 2017
MEETING
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Topic: To Be Determined

Speaker:

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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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