Parkinson’s Disease Support

-in and nearby-

The Villages, Florida

 

There may be no better place for someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to live than in or nearby The Villages, Florida. With 11 PD support groups, a PD Center of Excellence nearby, two hospitals minutes away, all of the medical specialists needed to manage the disease, and an active community with plenty of exercise and social opportunities, what more might one want? Of course, Florida also has great weather!

Explore our website. You will find many resources to help you and your care partner live a fulfilling life, regardless of the “diagnosis.” Join us. Come to one or more of our support groups. Get involved. Learn, exercise, be socially active, make new friends. You will be glad you did.


How to navigate this website

Navigating this site is easy. At the top of each page is a list, in alphabetical order, of site content. Click on any entry in the list. That will take you to that content. At the top of each content page, you will find the same navigation menu as this page. You can go to any other subject area from there or click “Homepage” to return to this page. To the right of the list of pages is a small blue magnifying glass. Click on it to open a search window. Enter what you want to search for, and you will be taken to the page(s) where the entry can be found.

When you use a smartphone, navigating to the content is slightly different. On each content page are three small parallel lines at the top-right. Click there and the list of content will appear. Click on any entry to go to the associated page. At the bottom of the list is a search box. Enter what you want to search for, and you will be taken to the page(s) where the entry can be found.


Breaking News!

Rose Lang, Villages Parkinson’s disease newsletter publisher and Parkinson’s Foundation ambassador, is featured in an article on hospital safety in Health Living Magazine. Click here to read the article.

When you are on the go, it would be useful to have an icon on your smartphone that will take you directly to this website. Adding the icon is easy. Go to the Resources Page, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page until you reach “Website”. The instructions are there!


What’s Happening Now?

July 18 to July 28, 2024

The Villages

Sunday, 1:30 – 3 p.m. @ Chatham Recreation Center

Popular with Couples. Sit/stretch plus exercise to music and BIG/LOUD plus education and support.

July 28, 50/50.

Folks often go out for late lunch/early dinner after the meeting.

Monday 9:30 -10:45 a.m. @ Tierra Del Sol Recreation Center

Mostly Men/Women Welcome.  Sit/stretch plus exercise to music, discussion, and support.

Monday, 9:30 -10:45 a.m. @ Tierra Del Sol Recreation Center

Parkinson’s support group. July 22, open discussion.

Tuesday, 2- 3:30 p.m. @ Chatham Recreation Center

CZ Sobol’s Parkinson’s Network sitting and standing exercises.

Wednesday 1 – 3 p.m. @ Mulberry Grove Recreation Center

Popular with Couples. Exercise to music plus education, discussion, and support.

Thursday, July 25, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. @ Eisenhower Recreation Center, McArthur Room

Care partner luncheon meeting. Bring your own lunch.

Thursday 1:30 – 3 p.m. @ Chatham Recreation Center

CZ Sobol’s Parkinson’s Network sitting and standing exercises.

Friday (times vary) @ Golf Executive Courses between CR 466 and CR 466A.

Golfing for persons with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners.

Contact Us for where and when to meet.

For a complete list of all recurring monthly activities, check out the Support Group page.


Presentations by Local Neurologists

 


Day Trips

Join others from our Parkinson’s community as we enjoy one-day trips to nearby cities and towns. It could be a care partner respite day for you or come as a couple. You make your own arrangements. It is recommended you sign up ASAP. These events are open to the public. They fill up quickly!

Click on the following for details.

Disney’s Grand Floridian Cafe – July 30, 2024

Musical Bingo Lunch Cruise Aboard St. John’s Rivership “Barbara Lee” Paddleboat – August 1, 2024

Polynesian Luau & Fire Dinner Show – Daytona Beach – August 17, 2024

CRAFT Lunch Dining Cruise on Tampa Bay – September 20, 2024

Downtown St. Petersburg – October 16, 2024

Winter Park – November 14, 2024

Once you have booked, Contact Us and in the message section, state what trips you have booked and the names of those going.

 


Future Events

October 8, 2024


2025

-Moving Day-


 

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