MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT SEPTEMBER 2014Category: Message From The President
There are many who suffer in silence, unable or unwilling to reach out to those who are eager and able to lend a hand, an ear or their heartfelt support.
It breaks our hearts to hear such news as we ALWAYS second guess the cause, the reason, the “why”: Could we have done something to ease the pain, should we have imposed our help though never asked? The answers are not ours to know, but what we do know at Parkinson’s Resource Organization is that PRO takes every opportunity to SHOUT our message of understanding, support, encouragement and education so “No One is isolated because of Parkinson’s.
Our deepest condolences to the family of Robin Williams. GOOD-BYE AND THANK YOU, ROBIN WILLIAMS
We’re always proud to report on THE ROAD TO THE CURE and the commitment of the scientists and research teams at the SDBC.
Summer break is over and we are gearing up for a very busy season. We had a very productive summer and now look forward to seeing dear friends and NEW friends at the Support Group Meetings. If you have participated in a support group meeting, please share your experience with someone you know, a friend, neighbor or the friend of a relative. You never know how your invitation may impact another life and how priceless that connection might become.
CHECK OUT TMJ DISORDERS BEFORE BEGINNING PARKINSON’S TREATMENTS by Jeffrey L. Brown, DDS, MBA. It’s a provocative thought for the newly diagnosed.
For those who participated in the MACY’S SHOP FOR A CAUSE we cannot thank you enough for your generosity. Your support gave us a much needed BOOST this summer. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your day of beautiful discounts and wonderful shopping. We LOVE our partnership with Macy’s and look forward to a shopping spree repeat next year!
Planning is a paramount topic in our discussions and TRUSTS FOR THOSE WE MAY NOT TRUST by attorney Ronald Fatoullah is a MUST READ in this category.
PRO staff writers compiled POLLS SHOW HIGHER STRESS IN CARING FOR SPOUSE which is incredibly interesting.
With the major side effect of creating happy memories across all generations, if you’re in the Los Angeles area and you are or know a senior that has Parkinson’s or early cognitive decline MUSIC MENDS MINDS by Benjamin Nguyen on page 6 for musical seniors with Parkinson’s or early cognitive decline is exciting.
On our website’s Home Page, you will find TWO NEW VIDEOS. We hope you find them inspiring and engaging and worthy of sharing with others you may know that will benefit. As the guest on a recently published webinar, I had the pleasure of sharing what we do and also exchanging ideas with the host, who himself has Parkinson’s; Webinar: What is Parkinson’s Resource Organization, Jo Rosen Interviewed by Richard London. In another on-camera interview, my heart is fully exposed as I was given the “stage”to speak candidly about the “why”and “what”of Parkinson’s Resource Organization. Please take time to watch both and share your feedback. As always, we do what we do for You…it’s that simple.
My assistant, Doug VanSant and I would truly love to see you at the Belmont Car Show on 2nd Street in Long Beach on Sunday, September 7th. If you have not been to this car show before I can assure you it is a fabulous outing. We have proudly participated since 2008.
Until next month REMEMBER to celebrate Labor Day on the 1st, Patriot Day on the 11th, International Day of Peace on the 21st, the first day of Fall on the 23rd, Rosh Hashana beginning on the 24th and my birthday on the 26th –that’s a National holiday, isn’t it? Show me the money. Remember to CELEBRATE YOU. PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!
Love, Jo Rosen
Foudner & President