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.


What’s Happening Now?

 

April 19-28, 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.

April 28, 50/50

Group dinner afterwards.

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

Mostly Women/Men Welcome. Care partner education and 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 April 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.

 

Friday, April 26, Parkinson’s Cruise Departs!


Seminar-Fruitland Park

 


Leesburg 

P.E.A.R. Park is partnering with the Parkinson’s Foundation and pickleball equipment manufacturer Selkirk to raise money for Parkinson’s disease throughout the month of April, through donations and raffles. The goal is to raise $1500. All proceeds will go to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Those with Parkinson’s, their care partners, and caregivers, are welcome to come to P.E.A.R. Park for a free pickleball clinic on Wednesday April 24th from 10 a.m. until noon. No prior pickleball experience is needed! No need to bring your own equipment. Do wear appropriate shoes. Advanced registration is required. Click on contact us, and in the message section, enter “pickleball”. One of the pickleball instructors will contact you.

 

Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve – Pear Park

4800 University Ave, Leesburg · (352) 253-4950


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


 

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