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2019 Parkinson’s “Is No Walk In The Park” Community Fundraiser Event

Submitted by Doug Zabor

Fearrington Cares offers a number of very important support group. One of them is the Parkinson’s Support group which meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Gathering Place.  Our group includes 14 or so people with Parkinson’s (PWP) and their partners or spouses along with a number of widow/widowers of PWPs.

Since the single most important way to help to slow the inevitable progression of  Parkinson’s, every year, the Parkinson’s Foundation–the largest Parkinson’s research and support association focused solely on research into the causes and possible cures of Parkinson’s along with information and services–organizes an awareness and fundraiser called “Moving Day.

The Fearrington Village Support group calls itself  Team “Beltie MOOvers.”  We work and walk to encourage our wonderful Fearrington community to learn more about Parkinson’s and help us raise funds for the Parkinson’s Foundation. Three years ago, we came up with “Parkinson’s is No Walk in the Park” event.

This year we met at the Camden mail kiosk at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 with 50 people joining in to walk one time around Camden Park. 8 PWP, 20 relatives, and 22 folks from our supportive Fearrington Community enjoyed a beautiful morning in wheelchairs, roller walkers, with canes or walking around the park. This year they raised $15,643, up from nearly $10,000 in 2018, $8000 in 2017, and $4,000 in 2016.

We’d like to be the number one team in the Triangle but we need a few thousand more. If you’d like to support us, donate to Magda Schijff  by using this secure online site, or you could send a check, with Belti MOOvers in the memo line, to:

Triangle Moving Day, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

And please, next year, when you see our Walk Around the Park in the Fearrington Cares kiosk shadow boxes, come on out to learn more about Parkinson’s and how the Parkinson’s Foundation is helping PWP locally, regionally, and nationally.

2019 Parkinson’s “Is No Walk In The Park” Community Fundraiser Event 2019-11-18T22:06:25-05:00

6 ways to stay physically active in winter – NCOA Blog

Exercising during the winter months can be challenging as temperatures drop, roads and sidewalks are slippery, and storms prevent outdoor activities. Here are 6 ways to keep active this season.

6 ways to stay physically active in winter | NCOA

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services just released the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines recommend that adults move more and sit less throughout the day by engaging in a combination of aerobic activities, as well as balance training and muscle strengthening.

6 ways to stay physically active in winter – NCOA Blog 2019-10-28T08:14:12-04:00

It’s Flu Season — Be Sure to Get Your Flu Shot

Flu Shots Coverage

Your costs in Original Medicare You pay nothing for a flu shot if your doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts for giving the shot. Your doctor or other health care provider may recommend you get services more often than Medicare covers. Or, they may recommend services that Medicare doesn’t cover.

It’s Flu Season — Be Sure to Get Your Flu Shot 2019-09-25T12:40:35-04:00

Free Matter of Balance Course

Do you have concerns about falling? Have you been struggling with maintaining your balance?
Many older adults are concerned about falling and restrict their activities. This award-winning program is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. It is an evidenced-based health education program and it is free of charge. While simple exercises will be used, it is not an exercise class.

Minimum Number of people: 3 minimum and 8 maximum

Registration by Thursday, September 26
To register call the Passmore Center front desk, 919-245-2015
Instructor: Geri Kanne, MSN, ANP-BC
Passmore Center, 103 Meadowlands Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Classes will be held from Tuesday, Oct 2 through Nov 19 (242000-02)
Time: 10 am – 12 pm, or 1- 3 pm



Free Matter of Balance Course 2019-09-18T17:27:51-04:00

Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging

Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging

On this page: You may need to make some changes in your food and beverage choices to achieve a healthy eating pattern. It’s easier than you think! A healthy eating pattern is not a rigid prescription. Rather, it is a framework that lets you enjoy food that meets your personal preferences and fits your budget.

Smart Food Choices for Healthy Aging 2019-08-30T11:46:14-04:00
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