MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT JUNE 2017Category: Message From The President
Whoever coined the phrase “The Lazy Days of Summer” did NOT know Parkinson’s Resource Organization. As the annual “season” in the Coachella Valley comes to a close, the team at PRO is gearing UP for a summer of planning exciting events, making BIG changes on our website and welcoming a variety of NEW members into our Wellness Village. ALL in the interest of serving our community better. The management and creative team at PRO is growing and bursting with inspiration, energy and boundless talent. It is our pleasure to formally welcome and personally introduce you to: Brittany Disston, joining us as my Executive Assistant, Graison Stemper as our Wellness Village Director, and of course Dan Ball, our Director of Development who joined us earlier this year. In the planning stages is our symposium: the “Road to the Cure” an event everyone touched by Parkinson’s simply MUST attend. Stay tuned as we roll out the details in the coming months. After almost 8 years it’s time to step up our online conversation, retire our current website and present our image and resources in a fresh new look. Reaching everyone throughout the world dealing with Parkinson’s, our NEW website, due to launch in September, promises to be easily found, easier to navigate and a resource everyone will want to share.
Filled with more resources, information, and inspiration our goal is to make access to the vital resources and information we have amassed over more than 25 years easy and straightforward. Communicate with us through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. 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. Stay in touch with us.
Continuing #YearOfTheCure, this month’s update on ROAD TO THE CURE is quite exciting. Scientists are making tremendous strides in bringing the Road To The Cure to fruition. We proudly bring you articles of interest and effective use, like our newest Wellness Villager Gloria Landau’s article on ROCK STEADY BOXING- DESERT CITIES ; TRUMP CALLS FOR A MASSIVE CUT IN MEDICAID; ARE YOU DEFICIENT IN MAGNESIUM?; BOWEL TRAINING FOR CONSTIPATION RELIEF; and LSVT BIG® AND HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM IT.
Thank you 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; we continue to appreciate your monthly or general donations through our safe PayPal donation page or by mail to our office in Palm Desert, California.
Until next month, remember: Flag Day on the 14th, Father’s Day on the 18th, Summer Solstice on the 21st. The flowers are the Rose & Honeysuckle and the Birthstones are the Pearl, the Moonstone, and the Alexandrite, which all symbolize health and longevity. ALWAYS remember to CELEBRATE YOU and PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!
Love, Jo Rosen
Founder & President