Mature Living Special Section:Event offers information on Parkinson’s disease

Published on Wed, May 11, 2011
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The Adult Day Health Center (ADHC) at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center addresses Parkinson’s Disease as the next topic in its lecture series, “Facing the Challenges of Aging.”

The talk “Parkinson’s 101,” which is free and open to public, will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, at St. Luke’s Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway in Bellingham. No RSVP is necessary.

Bruce C. Mackay, MD, of PeaceHealth Medical Group Neurology Associates, will provide information about Parkinson’s disease, including: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, progression of the disease, current research, and local support options.
Family and professional caregivers are invited to attend ADHC lectures about how to best support community members as they age.

The Adult Day Health Center provides nursing, therapeutic exercise and activities to support older adults and people with disabilities or long-term illness and enables them to remain in their own homes. 

ADHC also provides a variety of caregiver support services including support groups, staff consultation and education.  Through collaboration with other community care providers, the Center helps ensure that families who live with chronic illness or disability are provided the help they need.

 For more information, phone 360/788-6410.