Parkinson's Group of the Ozarks
Springfield, MO | https://www.parkinsonsgroup.org/
A million and a half men and women have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the United States. Of these, 2,400 live in
the Ozarks. Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive neurological disease generally associated with tremor or trembling of the arms and legs, stiffness and rigidity of the muscles, slowness of the movement, and impaired balance and coordination. As these symptoms become more pronounced, patients may have difficulty walking or completing other simple tasks. This disease not only affects the patient, but also his or her family. Parkinson’s Group provides access to support groups for the welfare of
Parkinson's individuals, their care partners, families and friends. Parkinson’s Group and its supporters provided the vision to establish a clinic for Parkinson’s patients known as Parkinson’s Clinic of the Ozarks.
Parkinson’s Group and its supporters provided the vision to establish a clinic for Parkinson’s patients known as Parkinson’s Clinic of the Ozarks.
The mission of the Parkinson’s Group of the Ozarks is to educate, support research and improve the quality of life for persons with Parkinson’s.
…improve the quality of life
Parkinson’s Group encourages monthly support group meetings, holiday parties, and various trips. Some people may have difficulty coping with Parkinson’s disease. It may be hard for them to ask their doctor questions or talk about their problems with family or friends. A support group may be just the right answer. Our programs are selected to keep people up-todate
about the latest changes and developments in Parkinson’s disease and to aid in dealing with day-to-day activities. These meetings also provide an opportunity to discuss experiences and feelings and to share solutions to common problems.
…to provide education
Free literature can be obtained through the Parkinson’s Group office. Educational materials include the Aware in Care Hospitalization Kit from the National Parkinson’s Foundation and much more. Items are available by calling Parkinson’s
Group of the Ozarks at 417-814-6067. NPF also operates a helpline at 800-4PD-INFO or 800-473-4636. The Parkinson’s Group of the Ozarks sponsors an annual symposium where notable guest professionals speak on various topics relating to Parkinson’s
disease. Special speakers at the symposium are often neurologists, psychiatrists, physical therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, leaders of support groups, etc.
…to support our community
Through classes and education offered, the Parkinson's Group of the Ozarks strives to support our Parkinson's community and help improve their quality of life.