Roughly there are 2,500 people living with Parkinson's disease in southwest Missouri. It is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement and individuals may experience devasting symptoms such as:
- Tremors, trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
- Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
- Slowness of movement
- Poor balance and coordination
- Difficulty showing facial expressions
- Speech difficulty
Research has shown that physical activity, in any form, can improve Parkinson’s disease symptoms. The most important thing a Parkinson’s individual can do to improve their quality of life is to find a wellness activity that they enjoy and can stick with it.
That is why the Parkinson’s Group of the Ozarks offers an assortment of classes to help those facing Parkinson’s live well with the disease and find a program that is a fit for them. In addition, these programs build and foster community so no one faces Parkinson’s alone. COVID-19 may have changed the way we do things, but it did not change the need in the community for Parkinson’s programs. Visit www.parkinsonsgroup.org for more information on all the ways we help in the Parkinson’s community.
With your generous donation we will be able to continue to offer these programs and services at no-charge to Parkinson’s families.
As a special thank you, we will acknowledge your donation in our e-newsletter.
Thank You from the PGO!
We have such a kind-hearted community in the Ozarks! There are a lot of people that care about our Parkinson’s families and go above and beyond to contribute to our cause. We couldn’t do any of this without your support and generous donations. We can’t say it enough…THANK YOU!