The Parkinson Support Group of Lake County began in April, 2003. It includes individuals who have Parkinson’s disease, their caregivers and their families. Currently it is led by Adam & Michele Ratica. The group offers education through various speakers, emotional support for families affected by PD, and fellowship among others who are faced with similar challenges. If you or someone you know has Parkinson’s, invite them to attend a meeting. For more information, contact Phyllis Hinkel at 440-951-7758 or check out the website at www.lakecountypsg.org.
MEETINGS: The group meets on the FIRST Tuesday of each month at 4:15pm at the Mentor Senior Center - located at 8500 Civic Center Blvd. The phone number is 440.974.5725.
The Caregiver Support Group grew out of a need of our own members. It began in 2011 with just a few individuals who needed a venue to express their frustrations, concerns, anxieties and emotions in a safe place among those who would understand and support them without judgment. Caregiving takes its toll on a person in every way imaginable…physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. A support group allows the caregiver an opportunity to vent those feelings in a healthy environment. It reminds the person that they are not alone and that these feelings are normal. The meetings are also an educational opportunity for a person to learn the best ways to cope with the daily challenges of caring for a loved one.
MEETINGS: The Caregivers Support Group meets on the SECOND Thursday of each month at 12:30pm at Advent. Meetings typically last an hour. If you are a caregiver and need some reassurance and support, please join us. Please contact Christine Noble at 440.346.3120 for further information.