Tag: Peter Dunlap-Shohl
Coming THURSDAY, January 4th, a Special Edition of the Anchorage Parkinson’s Disease Support group: Connie Carpenter Phinney on Care Partnering
We will have a special edition of the Anchorage Parkinson’s Disease Support group on THURSDAY, January 4th. Our speaker will be Connie Carpenter Phinney of the Davis Phinney Parkinson’s Foundation. Connie has 17 years of experience as a care partner with her husband Davis Phinney. Both Phinneys were champion cyclists in the 1980’s with Connie winning a Gold Medal at the Los Angeles Olympic Games.
The Parkinson’s Forecast for Anchorage and Environs
Heads up fellow PwPD. We will beat back the darkness Saturday, Dec 16 by potlucking like we don’t care that it’s too dim to tell what exactly is on our plates. Not that we can taste anything, anyway, given that our sense of smell is shot. We’ll eat, watch the lights come on across the Anchorage bowl in the early winter gloaming, and all sing “Jingle Bells” if I have anything to say about it. I’ll bring something main-dishy, scads of festive plastic utensils, and charming holiday-themed paper plates and cups (although the theme of the holiday may be Halloween, I’m not exactly sure what I have on hand.) You bring whatever you think goes well with light and heat deprivation. You could consider bringing something known to be particularly good for People Packing Parkinson’s, blueberries, vegetables rich in color, leafy greens and, God bless ’em, tasty wild-caught Alaska salmon!
Those in need of more distraction from the bleak mid-winter (and that would be all of us) should consider going to voice pathologist Anne Ver Hoef’s gathering for those who wish to practice speaking to strengthen their voices. If you didn’t get the memo, here is the gist:
The second meeting of our PD Conversation Group is planned for Monday, December 18th at 3:30 at Regional Hospital , Conference room 1.
Hi folks, I just received a note from Rock-Star speech pathologist Anne Ver Hoef who has this to say “I’m organizing a PD speech group: meeting Monday, Nov 13 at 4:00 pm at Denny’s on DeBarr Rd, back room. I️ have invited several people but got behind in timeliness. Sorry for late invite. I️ don’t know if this will be a 1-time thing or if there is interest in group that practices skills and strategies and meets somewhat regularly.” As many of you know Anne is a terrific therapist and a stellar person to boot. This is bound to be a fruitful use of your time. I hope it isn’t too late for you to adjust your schedules to attend this clambake.
Peter Dunlap-Shohl: Off and On: The Alaska Parkinson’s Rag
The venue is the Providence Health Park, 3851 Piper St., Tower U Rms 2281 & 2285