MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT SEPTEMBER 2018Category: Message From The President
Politics aside, we express our deepest sympathy to and prayers for the family of John McCain. He fought a tough battle and put up a good fight. It’s the sort of fight that people with Parkinson’s put up with every day.
We also pray that the horrific weather systems that have been with us for the past couple of months to subside soon.
The PRO office accomplished so much this summer. We launched the new website on July 1. It has increased our Search Engine Optimization a thousandfold. I thank Sky Lundy (the web designer), Jeremy Simon and all of our wonderful volunteers who worked diligently to accomplish this major fete. We established a PR campaign to promote the support groups by informing vendors, professionals, and the press in each of the group locations of the meetings. We sent Flyers throughout Southern California. Our last major task, scheduled to be completed this month, is building the new database in SalesForce and transitioning the information from the old database. A major undertaking, that we thank our Jeremy Simon, along with Adan Olivas for their strengths, and our SalesForce support team out of Canada, Chris Thomas, Gobi, and Brittany.
We added two staff members, Terry Stralser as my assistant, and Brenda Wallace, Director of Development. Watch us continue our growth, only a bit more smoothly.
The Wellness Village grew and renewed substantially. Watch for Emails as well as for the additions on Page 2 of the newsletter.
September brings with it the re-opening of our support group meetings. We look forward to meeting and greeting each of you and finding out what was good and what was not so good for you during the summer.
PROvocative and engaging articles are throughout this month’s Noteworthy Notes. The ICBI UPDATE ON THE ROAD TO THE CURE discusses their stake in history, on this page. MICHAEL LU (29 YEARS OLD WITH PD), JOINS OUR BOARD. ; Dr. Greg Collins, Ph.D., Pharm D addresses FOUR COMMON ILLNESSES THAT FALL BRINGS, what Cornerstone & other pharmacies can offer to help. We refer many members to Elder Law attorneys for getting their Medicaid or Medi-Cal applications completed correctly, it seemed beneficial to our readers to bring: SELECTING AN ATTORNEY FOR MEDICAID or MEDI-CAL PLANNING By William R. Remery. Lucy Sanchez Wiseman, M.S. CCC-SLP addresses the question HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH SWALLOWING FOOD OR LIQUIDS?, and LOOK AT ROSES FOR ROSEN.
Join us in making a difference in your life or the life of a loved one this MONTH by donating. Without YOU, we could never do all that we do. Supporting us is simple: Make monthly donations through our safe PayPal donation page at http://www.parkinsonsresource.org/donate or mail your donation to our office in Palm Desert, CA.
Until next month, REMEMBER on Labor Day the 3rd, International Day of Charity on the 5th, Rosh Hashana starts on the 9th, Patriot Day is on the 11th Yom Kippur starts on the 19th, Fall begins on the 22nd and my birthday is the 26th. The flowers are the Aster & Forget-me-not, and your Birthstone is Sapphire. ALWAYS remember to CELEBRATE YOU and PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!
Founder & President
Parkinson’s Resource Organization’s
September 2018, Issue No. 310
Parkinson’s Resource Organization
74478 Highway 111, No. 102
Palm Desert, CA 922604112
Board of Directors:
Jo Rosen, President, and Founder
William R. Remery, Esq., Elder Law
Michael Rudder, Director at Large
Michael Lu, Director at Large
Jacob Chodakiewitz, MD
David Swope, M.D.
Dr. Ana Lorenz
Claude Valenti, OD, FCOVD,
Dana Bernstein, Advertising Director
Honorary Board Member:
Greg A. Gerhardt, Ph.D.
Michel Lévesque, M.D.
Stephen Macht, Actor/Director
Trini Lopez, International Singer-Songwriter
Roger Rignack MBA
Gone, but not forgotten:
Alan Rosen, FAIA
Jack Hiss, MD
Phil Gustlin, Esq
Dr. S. Jerome Tamkin
Jo Rosen, Founder
Arnie Kronenberger (deceased)
Alan Rosen, FAIA (deceased)