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Parkinson Awareness Conference Set for April 21
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Posted: 2013 Apr 19 - 06:45

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County has announced that it will host the first annual Parkinson Awareness Conference in Vero Beach on Sunday, April 21, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Moorings Club, located at 100 Harbour Drives in Vero Beach.

Those affected by motion disorders and their families, caregivers and health professionals are invited for this informational and inspirational conference that will focus on the latest research and provide live demonstrations on therapeutic movement techniques.

This year's featured guest speaker is Chris Hass, Ph.D., Associate Professor at University of Florida's College of Health & Human Performance Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Dr. Hass directs one of the most dynamic clinical research programs in Parkinson's disease and movement disorders in the United States.

Dr. Hass' informational presentation will be interwoven with demonstrations designed to present strategies for improving quality of life. Also presenting demonstrations are Jimmy Driskell, focusing on voice; John Walcott, highlighting Qi Gong; and Chris Ladue, featuring "Surf & Turf."

Congressman Bill Posey is also planning to make a special appearance.

Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County is not an affiliate of a national organization. It is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in Indian River County, and is 100 percent supported through generous donations derived from grants, events, individuals and businesses. Programs are designed for those challenged by disorders affecting memory and movement, such as essential tremor, stroke, autism, lewy bodies in addition to Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases.

Cost is $10 per person. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Alzheimer & Parkinson Association at (772) 563-0505 or email info@alzpark.org.

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