MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT JUNE 2015Category: Message From The President
June marks the beginning of a brand new season, Summer! It also is the official close of PRO’s 2014-2015 support group season. As a season “wrap up” we surveyed our members and asked for their comments and suggestions moving forward. As a result , there are many new ideas in the works. Although Summer is considered our “off Season” for support group get togethers, our work and our office activities never stop, they just change shape: From faciliting group meetings to planning new directions and valuable content for September. By many JUNE is considered the month of NEW BEGINNINGS; Graduations, weddings, and babies. For PRO it is the beginning of our personal letter writing campaign to all our members and loyal donors to recap the amazing strides and accomplishments that have happened during the year and to ASK YOU for your continued support. Fundraising is always top of mind and a critical element in our day to day business… no one likes asking for help, but we understand the power of community and follow our own advise; reach out ask for help, support each other… Banding together, supporting one another is powerful and required for all of us to thrive. Without funding we cannot continue to serve you and the Parkinson’s Community, without US the Parkinson's community will miss a tremendous reservoir of support, resources, motivation and caring. Look for us in your in-box or mail box. A perfect example of the power of community, The members of our WELLNESS VILLAGE have contributed incredible information to this months newsletter:
- Check out the prestigious recognition in the UPDATE ON THE ROAD TO THE CURE.
- HOW MEDICAID TREATS A RETURN OF GIFT By: New York attorney Ronald A. Fatoullah, a Villager since 2011.
- UNDERSTANDING VISUAL DYSFUNCTION OCCURRING IN PARKINSON’S By Dr. April Spurling, a Villager since 2011,
- DOES TMD TREATMENT HELP ALLEVIATE PARKINSON’S SYMPTOMS? By Risto E. Hurme, D.D.S. & Kristiina Hurme, Ph.D, a Villager since 2012.
The Wellness village is a resource/directory of dedicated, specialized professionals that have committed a portion of their business/practice to the support of those with Parkinson’s. Visit the Wellness Village today, read the bios and see how they may help you! Join us in making a difference in your life or the life of a loved one this MONTH by making a donation. Supporting us is simple: Make monthly donations through our safe PayPal donation page or mail your donation to our office in Palm Desert, CA.
Until next month, REMEMBER Flag Day on the14th, Father’s Day and Summer Solstice on the 21st. The flower is the Rose and chose your Birthstone: Alexandrite, Pearl, & Moonstone. ALWAYS remember to CELEBRATE YOU and PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!
Love, Jo Rosen
Founder & President