We are a group of Parkinson's Disease Patients and our Caregivers seeking to connect the Parkinson's community in Southern Nevada through organizing fun meetups and activities in aesthetic, social, enjoyable environments. Let us try to be there for one another and be able to share the what and wherefores that are going on within ourselves, be a shoulder or lend an ear for another in need. Please if you might have any suggestions, it is certainly welcome. I have made this an open group so that you may all give your opinion and give insight. I look forward to being a more active Meetup group starting this year of 2018. Let us start sharing experiences with one another, let us start a meeting group where we can speak freely about the daily happenings we each face and what has perhaps helped or not.. I look forward to your input and I Thank each and everyone of you for hanging in there and being a part of our group. I am available for any questions or suggestions! I look forward to making our Meetup Group so much more..
In the course of volunteering at Las Vegas Give Camp (http://vegasgivecamp.org/) I came across a new non-profit organization in town benefitting PD patients. Darbe Schlosser (http://www.dopamind.org/about/biography/) is a very impressive young lady who is dedicating her time to do 1-on-1 physical therapy for PD patients, using both Cycling and--get this--Boxing! Don't you worry, it's NON-contact, but I watched some of her videos on her site and it looks like a fantastic and unique way to help PD patients improve their balance and flexibility. Darbe trains both women and men, and this is an all-ages gig, so I encourage anyone interested to contact her for a free class!
Darbe herself is right in the mold of Hillary Swank from "Million Dollar Baby", if you recall that Clint Eastwood film a few years back.
"We utilize non contact boxing to aid in increasing a patients reaction time, flexibility, range of motion, hand and eye coordination, upper and lower body coordination, as well as strength training specifically geared towards improving posture."
I want to let everyone in our community know about her endeavor, and she will offer a free session to anyone from our meetup group who wants to try it out.
She will also start offering group classes soon, which will be very affordable.
10080 West Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89147