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Parkinson’s Support Groups offered in Lima, Putnam County PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:00 PM

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Lima and Putnam County have upcoming Parkinson’s support groups and exercise programs.

The Lima Area Parkinson’s Support Group will meet 2-3 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. The meetings began in March and will run through November.

The meetings will be held at St. Rita’s Medical Center Auxiliary Conference Center, 718 W. Market St., Lima.

The Putnam County Parkinson’s Support Group also announced its meeting times from March through November.

The first meeting will be 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. March 26 with each following meeting the fourth Wednesday each month.

The meetings will be at Henry’s Restaurant, 810 N. Locust St., Ottawa.

The Parkinson’s Exercise Program featuring “Delay the Disease” will focus on strengthening, flexibility and range of motion, safety and walking and balance. It will offer education on swallowing and speech issues, safety with daily activities, adaptive equipment and other beneficial services and special topics.

The program will be available at two locations: Putnam County YMCA and St. Rita’s Auxiliary Conference Center.

The Putnam County YMCA will offer the exercise program from 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays May 7-Nov. 26.

St. Rita’s Auxiliary Conference Center will offer it from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays May 1-Nov. 20.

To make a referral or for more information, contact Call-A-Nurse at 419-226-9000 or Beth Hartoon, PT (Putnam and Lima program) at 419-523-5391 or 419-226-9019.

 

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