Social Media can be an excellent opportunity to stay connected and engage with others on the Parkinson's journey. The key to a successful and healthy social media engagement is to choose the groups and pages that most interest you, and most align with your style for how you like to receive information.
The Parkinson Association of Alabama has an official Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram account. Each of these pages will provide updates and information on the latest events and happenings as related to the Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA). We will promote events and ways in which you can become more involved with your local Parkinson Association group. Education will also be shared from our series of blogs.
Additionally, April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. We will be sharing facts and information to drive more awareness for Parkinson’s. By supporting, resharing, liking and commenting on these posts – you help drive awareness for Parkinson’s.
Why is that important? The more awareness, engagement and participation – the better we can support the Parkinson’s community. It’s a win-win! That means we could potentially get more funding to support more local research and launch even more community programs.
To subscribe or follow these pages, please go to the below links:
In addition to these pages, the Parkinson Association of Alabama also hosts three active Facebook Groups. The purpose of these groups are to share educational resources, and connect those living with Parkinson's or Care Partners of those living with Parkinson's throughout Alabama.
PAA Living with Parkinson's in Alabama: https://www.facebook.com/groups/560182778912186 Request to join this new group which is designated for anyone living with Parkinson's in Alabama. The PAA will post educational articles and help others connect in this optimistic group meant to provide and share practical tips and resources for those living with PD in Alabama. This group is moderated by a PAA Care Navigator and will ensure posts remain optimistic and helpful to those living with PD in Alabama. We encourage questions and tips to be shared amongst the group members.
PAA Parkinson's Care Partners: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1417786372086885 If you are a care partner (spouse, adult child, or sibling) and wish to get more information on how to support your loved one with PD, join this group. This group is meant to connect other care partners on the journey in Alabama to share resources and provide a positive and encouraging environment for others on this journey.
Alabama Parkinson's Support Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5052900104742897/
This group is managed by Katie Fordham from Anniston, Alabama. Katie lives with Parkinson's and is on a mission to keep everyone in the know about all relevant Parkinson's information and initiatives.
We hope you will join us!