Let’s Talk, A Convo with Speech Therapist: Eugene

89% of all individuals with Parkinson’s, at some point, will experience issues with their communication and/or swallowing? Come to this informative education event where Cecelia Pizano, MS CCC-SLP will explain the physiology behind how Parkinson’s may affect one’s speech and swallowing, explore how this can impact one’s communication and daily activities, and most importantly, discuss the proactive steps you can take to address these issues, as well as the many roles a speech language pathologist can play in your care.

This in-person talk will be held on Tuesday, June 18th, at 3:30 p.m. at the Hilyard Community Center. The event will not be recorded.

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Engage Eugene: In Person!

Parkinson’s Health and Wellness Fair, Saturday, April 27th from 2-4pm at Campbell Community Center in Eugene.

We are emphasizing the importance of community by bringing together local expert leaders and local resources to share information and connect to patients, families, caregivers, and allied health professionals. Community Connection events will be held in person in three service regions (Eugene, Bend, Beaverton) as part of PRO’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month series.

The theme word is Engagement. We will share knowledge and strategies to live better with this disease. There will be exercise demonstrations and wellness tips. We hope you will sign up for something new, meet new people and catch up with people you’ve not seen in a while.

This event will be a combination of practical healthy living strategies, a health and wellness fair with local PD partners, and time with peers and PRO staff.

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McMinnville Movement Class: PRO sponsored in-person

These classes are designed specifically for those with Parkinson’s Disease. The main focus is on mobility and safety, with movements that improve strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility. Classes are designed to accommodate varying degrees of ability and limitations. Movements include gentle stretching, both seated and standing exercises, and hand-eye coordination.

Class is light-hearted, friendly environment of camaraderie where all are welcome with open arms! We share moments in life that bring a smile and a laugh! Professional instruction is provided by long time local fitness trainer Bill Wilson, BA, CPT-CSCS(ret) who brings may years of expertise working with neurological challenges

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Instructor: Bill Wilson

Sliding Scale Fees

CANCELED! Let’s Talk, A Conversation with a Speech Therapist. EUGENE

Cecilia Pizano, Speech Therapist from Amplify Speech

Did you know that about 89% of all individuals with Parkinson’s, at some point, will experience issues with their communication and/or swallowing? Come to this informative education event where Cecelia Pizano, MS CCC-SLP will explain the physiology behind how Parkinson’s may affect one’s speech and swallowing, explore how this can impact one’s communication and daily activities, and most importantly, discuss the proactive steps you can take to address these issues, as well as the many roles a speech language pathologist can play in your care.

Please watch for a reschedule date later in the Spring

 

McMinnville Education: Parkinson’s 101

Are you concerned about yourself or a loved one? Have you recently been diagnosed? This program will help you understand what Parkinson’s is and is not and why it is difficult to diagnose.

Parkinson’s disease (PD), is a chronic, neurodegenerative disease that can lead to a wide range of symptoms and challenges. This presentation will provide an overview, what the signs and symptoms are, and what treatment options and resources are available. We will also be discussing the importance of exercise along with some guidelines and strategies for managing symptoms.

Presented by Mike Mulligan, Community Health Education Coordinator. PRO provides education and trainings, along with support groups and a helpline to those experiencing PD and their families across Oregon and SW Washington.

This event is being graciously hosted by The McMinnville Senior Center.

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McMinnville Movement Class: PRO sponsored in-person

These classes are designed specifically for those with Parkinson’s Disease. The main focus is on mobility and safety, with movements that improve strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility. Classes are designed to accommodate varying degrees of ability and limitations. Movements include gentle stretching, both seated and standing exercises, and hand-eye coordination.

Class is light-hearted, friendly environment of camaraderie where all are welcome with open arms! We share moments in life that bring a smile and a laugh! Professional instruction is provided by long time local fitness trainer Bill Wilson, BA, CPT-CSCS(ret) who brings may years of expertise working with neurological challenges

Register

Instructor: Bill Wilson

Sliding Scale Fees