Impacting and improving the lives of those affected by Parkinson's disease
Welcome to the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS)! We are glad you have found us, and hope you will find this site informative. DAPS offers many services to parkinsonians living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including more than 20 exercise, speech, discussion, and partners-in-care groups. Look around the site, and let us know how we can help you.
Mark your calendars NOW!
Topic: Getting your Ducks in a Row: Legal Planning for the Aging Process
Presented by: Liza Farrow-Gillespie, J.D.
Topic: Adaptations and exercises to do to maximize safe mobility in home and community environments
Presented by: Heather Hall and Staci Shearin, practicing physical therapists from the Gait Disorders Clinic at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
These fun and informative meetings feature a different guest speaker each month. Speakers range from local neurologists to physical therapists to legal experts.
There is always time for questions afterward, and light refreshments are provided. Mark your calendar for the dates above, and look for details in the monthly newsletter.
We look forward to seeing you!
The Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS) follows the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) policy for class cancellations and office closure.
The DISD policy can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/nkjp5ea
The DISD informs the public no later than 6:00 a.m. regarding school closures. They provide the information on their web page (www.dallasisd.org), Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/dallasisd), Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/dallasschools), and local radio and TV stations.
DAPS will be canceling all classes if DISD schools are closed. However, even if DISD schools are open, you should check with the location where your class is held to make sure that they are open.
Even if your location is holding class that day, please always use your best judgment in deciding whether or not to attend. DAPS does not want our participants to risk driving in icy or otherwise hazardous conditions.
Stay warm, and be safe!
Many thanks to Dr. Taneja for a wonderful talk on Monday, November 11, at our General Membership Meeting. It seems there is always something more to learn about Parkinson's disease!
At the end of the meeting, Dr. Taneja handed out a "Non-motor symptoms questionnaire". We know some of you did not get one, so we have attached it here as a PDF.
DAPS supporters from California to New York hopped online Thursday, September 19, to participate in the biggest one-day fundraiser for nonprofits in the country. Our donors gave over $21,000, and because so many of you contributed, we earned two prizes. The Harold Simmons Foundation is providing $5,000 because DAPS had the largest increase in the number of unique donors in the small nonprofit category. DAPS
is also receiving $5,000 from the Dallas Foundation for 2nd place in the number of unique donors in the small nonprofit group. We are grateful for this extra recognition.
And, if you look at the Leaderboard online at www.donorbridgetx.org, you’ll see that DAPS placed #25 out of ALL nonprofits, large and small. There were 1,351 organizations participating, so that’s an amazing show of support from the Parkinson’s community.
Click "Read more" below to see a complete listing of all of the people who donated to DAPS on Giving Day (except the 13 who donated anonymously), and the comments they added. We are grateful to each and every one of you for your support.
You can now sign up to receive our newsletters by email! Just go to the signup page and choose whether you would like to receive the monthly newsletters, periodic updates about DAPS happenings, or both. IMPORTANT: Be sure to add email@example.com to your Contacts or Address book so our newsletter won't end up in your Bulk Mail folder. You will receive an email with a link to confirm your subscription, so make sure to check your email and click the link!
In the meantime, click this link to read the March 2014 DAPS newsletter!