All Online by Zoom
Women with Parkinson’s
Caregiver Support Groups
See website for days/times
October Monthly Meeting
Date: October 18
Speaker: Steve Blake
PSGSC would like to offer a Zoom Book Discussion this fall
Please email Nancy Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in reading and talking about:
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
by Atul Gawande
Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.
In his bestselling books, Atul Gawande, a practicing surgeon, has fearlessly revealed the struggles of his profession. Now he examines its ultimate limitations and failures-in his own practices as well as others'-as life draws to a close. Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life-all the way to the very end.
Named a best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, Chicago Tribune
Please check our website under “Resources” for many documents with ideas for health, exercise, care-giving, and managing PD.
Voice & Communication Class
For people with Parkinson’s Disease - Join us on Zoom
10 sessions beginning October, 2020
Wednesdays at 10 am
Please call to sign up
Instructor: Barbara Corinblit, M.S., CCC
Busy as Bees
By Mary Radu
Let’s begin at the beginning! The day I received Nancy’s invitation to write an article I turned to my husband, Rich Auger, to ask if he would be willing to work with me on this project. His response was “I’m too busy”. That has been his theme song for the 25 years that I’ve known him. His Parkinson’s diagnosis ten years ago didn’t change that. The same week we took ownership of our new 7-acre farm project in West Sonoma County Rich received his Parkinson’s diagnosis. As with many patients, the diagnosis threw him. He didn’t want anyone to know. I was left with my own emotions to deal with in painful silence. After some months he gradually was willing for us to share with friends and we connected with other families through the Sonoma Parkinson’s community. And he went on with his life, focusing on what he loves. When he was called for court duty he said he was NOT going to say he was retired. He left his prior work and now he calls himself a farmer! Over the past ten years his gait has slowed, his tremor has increased along with stiffness and back pain. Nevertheless, every day he is outdoors on the farm is a happy day for Rich. Positive attitude and purpose have made his life fulfilling, despite being a person with Parkinson’s!
We grow Albarino wine grapes, peaches and have a lush year round vegetable garden. The newest guests to visit our farm is 70 boxes of honeybees enjoying an off-season diverse habitat until they return to their spring pollinating duties in the almond orchards near Woodland.
Virtual Donation Jar
We hope you will continue to support PSGSC and its programs during this time of separation.
*Make a donation as you would at Monthly Meetings, or Classes.
*Make a donation in honor of a person you know who is living
*Make a donation in Memory of a beloved family member or friend.
Please send your check to:
PSGSC c/o Judy Deas, Treasurer
456 Hidden Acres Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448