An afternoon exploring health and well-being for people living with an aging body, a chronic condition, Parkinson’s Disease, and/or other neurological disorders.
Monday, July 23rd, 2018
1pm to 4pm
Mercer Community Center (next to the Mercer Public Library)
1 pm Informational Hour
– Being the boss of your Health
– Focusing on the Present
– Tackling symptoms
2 pm Movement Hour
– What is the best exercise?
– Music and Movement
– Singing, dancing, boxing, marching, stretching
3pm Creative Hour
Amy Carlson has been visiting Mercer, WI for 50 years. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2012 at age 44, her career as a construction program manager was interrupted. She has turned her attention to learning and advocating for People with Parkinson’s. Along the way she has learned a lot about managing her healthcare, living in the present, and fighting the symptoms of her chronic condition.
Amy speaks to support groups around the country, teaches specialized exercise classes in Pasadena, CA for People with Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions at Lineage Dance. She recently attended the Parkinson’s Policy Forum in Washington DC with her mother Rita Herman, where they advocated with Senator Ron Johnson and Senator Dianne Feinstein for increased funding for neurological medical research via the NIH and the DoD.
Amy is an ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation and will be providing free materials from the Davis Phinney Foundation for managing Parkinson’s Disease at the meeting.
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