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PAA Hosts Northeast Alabama Parkinson's Seminar


The Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) will host a Northeast Alabama Regional Parkinson’s Educational Seminar on Tuesday, September 19th, 2023, from 10am – 2pm.


This FREE event will take place at First Baptist Church of Gadsden (5TH and Walnut, Gadsden, AL 35901) in the Fellowship Hall. Attendees will be provided with a complimentary lunch and hear from local Parkinson’s specialists to help craft wellness and therapeutic plans for living a quality life with Parkinson’s.


Speakers will include Movement Disorder Specialist, Dr. Tapan Abrol of Gadsden Regional Medical Center; Dr. Jazma Dobbins of Gadsden Pelvic Health, Laura Lieb, Nurse Practitioner of the UAB Movement Disorders Clinic and representative of the American Parkinson Disease Association; and Brooklyn White, Care Navigator from the Parkinson Association of Alabama.


Attendees can also visit with key exhibitors that provide Parkinson’s specific services, watch a boxing session, and learn more about the LSVT BIG and LOUD Physical and Speech Therapy programs – all critical to a comprehensive wellness plan for managing Parkinson’s symptoms. A complimentary lunch and learn session will also be provided as well as an expert Q&A panel.


“We are so excited to offer this opportunity to those living with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners in the North East Alabama region,” said Gadsden Support Group Facilitator, Judith Drew. “This is a wonderful educational opportunity by seasoned experts as well as those battling PD to gain the resources and insight they need to live a quality life with Parkinson’s. We encourage anyone impacted by Parkinson’s, from those living with PD and their care partners or family members to come to this event.”


While the event is FREE, you are encouraged to learn more about the event and register at https://www.parkinsonalabama.com/copy-of-north-east-alabama-pd-sympo so that proper seating and meal accommodations can be made. The event is being coordinated and facilitated by the Parkinson Association of Alabama and local support group facilitators.



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