JANUARY MESSAGE FROM PRO PRESIDENT JO ROSEN

HAPPY NEW YEAR my friends. Thank you for being our support this past year. We wish to have you by our side in the coming year as well. The New Year brings another chance to set things right and to open up a new chapter in our lives. Courage is integral in the realization of our dreams and wishes. A NewYear is a time to celebrate past accomplishments and look forward to future success. Keeping a positive mental perspective is invaluable in the quest for success. What you think is what you are. Eliminating a mountain in your life begins by gathering all the loose rocks at its base. Take one task at a time. In the coming year, may you find fulfillment and joy in all the challenges you face. Something is going to come out of this, something new, something wonderful which will take you to a whole new place—a better place, a much more open place. Have a healthful, joyful, and prosperous 2018! May the Hope of a cure become a reality.

For your reading enlightenment this month we’re proud to present to you On The Road To The Cure on this page; Exercise: Medicine For Your Brain on page 2; Introduction To Conservatorships on page 3; Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology Services: Are There Higher Caps For People With Parkinson’s? on page 4; Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation on page 5; 2018 Medicaid Regional Nursing Home Rates: New York on page 7; and our Inspirational poem by Mary Chevallier, also on page 7.

We are SO GRATEFUL to all who donated generously and in response to our year-end campaign. We are so appreciative.

Imagine this! The demand for the awesome symposium “A Guided Journey On The Road To The Cure” DVDs was so great, we had to go back to production to purchase more. In the spirit of opening up a new chapter in your lives we are keeping the DVD prices (see page 7) at the discounted price of $29.95, plus shipping. This limited number of the DVDs will be shipped on a first come, first served basis. If you missed this incredible, educational symposium, you MUST buy this DVD.

In addition to wishing all of you a Happy New Year, Parkinson’s Resource Organization begins 2018 by:

Launching the new website.

Preparing to celebrate our 28th year which began December 17th, 2017

Filling the new improved Wellness Village on our website with resources in YOUR neighborhood.

Adding informative and helpful videos to the website to make your life easier and healthier.

Filling the support groups with speakers that you’ve asked for.

Watching and reporting on the real-time science we’ve called “The Road To The Cure.”

Again, Thank You all for your tax-deductible donations giving us the opportunity to help MORE – to help MORE people, MORE often, MORE timely, with MORE information in a MORE compassionate way. We know we are providing valuable information and support in the Parkinson’s community. Keep giving, we continue to appreciate your monthly or general donations through our safe PayPal donation page at ParkinsonsResource.org/contribute-2/ or by mail to our office in Palm Desert, California.

Did you know you can communicate with us through Facebook at facebook.com/Parkinsonsresourceorganization/ or on Twitter at @ParkinsonsPRO, on Linked-In at Linkedin.com/in/jorosenpro/ and now on Instagram at Instagram.com/parkinsonsresourceorg/ There’s no reason not to stay in touch with us now. We would love to receive your social media handles so we can be more easily in touch with you as well.

Until next month, REMEMBER New Year’s Day on the 1st, Martin Luther King Day is the 15th. The flower is the Carnation, and the Birthstone is the Garnet. ALWAYS remember to CELEBRATE YOU and PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!