Harney County General Interest Support Group

The support group serving Harney County welcomes family, friends and carepartners as well as those living with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

Contact the group facilitator, Janet at 541.589.0903 for details and before attending your first meeting.

This group meets in the City Council Room.

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Bend Care Partner Support Group

The Bend care partner support group welcomes those who are caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease.

Contact the group facilitator, Kay 541.388.1706 for details and before attending your first meeting.

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Bend: Long Term Care Professional Training

If you work to provide support and care for someone with Parkinson’s, please join us for this day of training to increase your awareness and skill in managing the unique care needs of people living with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. Designed to provide professional caregivers (staff in assisted living, nursing, rehab, adult foster care, and home health) with crucial knowledge that is specifically designed to be easily understood and applied in everyday situations. Approved for 5 CE’s for nursing home administrators.

Curriculum Units Covered:

  • Overview of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Medication Management
  • Enhancing Communication & Swallowing
  • Personal Care & Daily Living
  • Neuropsychiatric issues in Parkinson’s disease

Workbooks, handouts and lunch are included. Full-day participation required for certificate of attendance.

Bend: LIFT Program for Family Caregivers

During this hour and a half program, two physical therapists will lead you through the proper and safe techniques to transfer your loved one who has mobility issues due to Parkinson’s disease. This program is intended for family care partners only.

There will be 5 interactive stations 1) Sit to stand 2) Transfer in and out of bed 3) Transfer in the bathroom 4) Transfers in and out of the car 5) Lastly, how to get up off the floor. Each caregiver will participate, rotating to each station and practicing with other caregivers. You will also learn when it is necessary to seek help.

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Shake and Dab Bingo Night

Try your luck of the roll with Parkinson’s Resources! Come early to set yourself up with dinner and a beer – your game cards and dauber will be waiting to join us for an evening full of laughter and luck while Mo spins the game of chance. Prizes for each of the four rounds and raffles in between!

Deschutes Brewery 1044 NW Bond St, Bend

Admission includes: Four games. Eight bingo cards. A dauber. One raffle ticket. Fun included for free! Additional cards, tickets, and daubers will be available! Questions? Ask PRO! 800.426.6806