I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the
President for the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease
Association. I became involved with the
fight to ease the burden and find a cure in 1994 when my beloved Grandfather
was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
After moving from Michigan to attend Middle Tennessee State University,
I became involved with the chapter in 2001 as I watched the progression of the
disease affect my Grandfather and the family members who provided for his
care. Years after connecting with the MT
chapter as a volunteer, I was honored to be asked to join the board of
directors in 2006. I have served on the
board since, and it is my privilege to now serve as President.
This year, we will continue to look for opportunities to further serve
this region in easing the burden of PD while maintaining our successful
programs and support groups. We invite
you to visit our newly renovated website at www.mtparkinsons.org for details on
upcoming events, important program information and the latest news. When visiting the site, we ask that you
provide us with an email address as we work diligently to take advantage of
convenient ways to communicate information regarding chapter activities.
I also ask that you consider the resources it takes to continue to
provide vital wellness and informational programs, support research and offer support
groups for those with PD and their caregivers. Even a modest donation will help maintain these programs and contribute
to the research that allows us to fulfill our mission to ease the burden and
find a cure for those with Parkinson's Disease. No gift is too small and we are grateful for your generosity.
By the way, our chapter is celebrating its 20th year of serving our PD
community. This would not have been
possible without the hard work of many volunteers over the years as well as the
financial support from our donors. We
hope to continue our strong tradition of providing support and assistance to
those who need our service until a cure is found.
On behalf of the board of directors, I extend our best wishes for your health
Thank you for your involvement and support of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the
Wendy L. Nadeau, M.S.
Middle TN Chapter
American Parkinson Disease Association
One couple (patient and caregiver) who attend have been doing so for 10 years.
Over 50 sessions were held in 2208.
Contacts will increase by 5% each year.
Post evalutions are used to determine success.
The caregiver conference held in 2008 had a 100% positive feedback survey.
Program will serve 20 caregivers.
One caregiver recently stated that she would have to quit working without the support of this program and that her income allows them to purchase the medications that her husband requires.
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