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Welcome to the North County Parkinson's Trekking Pole Walking Group!

This group is set up for people with Parkinson's Disease and their families/friends to get together, socialize, and GET MOVING. It will meet every other Sunday at 9:30am, and we will begin by introducing ourselves and finish at a coffee shop to enjoy the morning in getting to know each other. Walking distances of the group will vary depending on the needs of the group, so check back each week to see what is in store for the following event! No fees are required to participate unless you would like to purchase refreshments at the coffee shop.

This group is organized by Christina Dinh, a physical therapist working in Encinitas, CA. Christina will bring a few trekking poles for people to be able to trial if they would like, although it is not required to utilize them. Feel free to bring your own, as there will be a limited number.

PLEASE READ BEFORE PARTAKING:

Trekking poles have been used to help people with Parkinson's Disease to walk with more confidence, better walking mechanics, and more balance. Although trekking poles do not guarantee the prevention of falls or injury (you should check with your physician and/or physical therapist if it is appropriate for you), some people enjoy using them after some practice! Trekking poles are not required to participate in this group, and feel free to bring your own! Christina will have a few sets of trekking poles for people to try if they are interested.

Walking/hiking distances will vary, depending on the wants, needs, and mix of the group. Feel free to reach out to Christina with any questions.

You should be independent with walking in order to participate in this group. If you need someone to walk with you, you should come with this person who will be responsible for your mobility needs. Although the group will be respectful of rest breaks, you are responsible for setting yourself up to succeed.

This group is not designed to teach you how to walk but more to make walking/hiking more social and fun.

This is not considered a physical therapy session or any particular medical service.

Upcoming events (5+)

Trekking pole meetup!

Encinitas, CA 92024

CHECK BACK HERE 1 WEEK PRIOR TO THE DATE TO SEE WHERE WE WILL MEET General info: Christina will be the cool cat wearing a blue hat. Christina will be there with a few sets of trekking poles whether there are 10 people or 1 person and enjoys the company of all. Please call or text (678)[masked] if you are arriving late. We will wait up to 10 min beyond 930. The plan will be for approximately 1 mile, but if the group is wanting a longer/shorter distance, it is flexible. Please message Christina if you are wanting distances other than 1 mile. The group may or may not be able to accommodate depending on the mix. Please read the group description before participating. What to bring: Hat/sun protection Trekking poles (if you have them--not required) Water Family/friends Someone to help with your walking if you require this Money if you would like refreshments at the cafe

Trekking pole meetup!

Encinitas, CA 92024

CHECK BACK HERE 1 WEEK PRIOR TO THE DATE TO SEE WHERE WE WILL MEET General info: Christina will be the cool cat wearing a blue hat. Christina will be there with a few sets of trekking poles whether there are 10 people or 1 person and enjoys the company of all. Please call or text (678)[masked] if you are arriving late. We will wait up to 10 min beyond 930. The plan will be for approximately 1 mile, but if the group is wanting a longer/shorter distance, it is flexible. Please message Christina if you are wanting distances other than 1 mile. The group may or may not be able to accommodate depending on the mix. Please read the group description before participating. What to bring: Hat/sun protection Trekking poles (if you have them--not required) Water Family/friends Someone to help with your walking if you require this Money if you would like refreshments at the cafe

Trekking pole meetup!

Encinitas, CA 92024

CHECK BACK HERE 1 WEEK PRIOR TO THE DATE TO SEE WHERE WE WILL MEET General info: Christina will be the cool cat wearing a blue hat. Christina will be there with a few sets of trekking poles whether there are 10 people or 1 person and enjoys the company of all. Please call or text (678)[masked] if you are arriving late. We will wait up to 10 min beyond 930. The plan will be for approximately 1 mile, but if the group is wanting a longer/shorter distance, it is flexible. Please message Christina if you are wanting distances other than 1 mile. The group may or may not be able to accommodate depending on the mix. Please read the group description before participating. What to bring: Hat/sun protection Trekking poles (if you have them--not required) Water Family/friends Someone to help with your walking if you require this Money if you would like refreshments at the cafe

Trekking pole meetup!

Encinitas, CA 92024

CHECK BACK HERE 1 WEEK PRIOR TO THE DATE TO SEE WHERE WE WILL MEET General info: Christina will be the cool cat wearing a blue hat. Christina will be there with a few sets of trekking poles whether there are 10 people or 1 person and enjoys the company of all. Please call or text (678)[masked] if you are arriving late. We will wait up to 10 min beyond 930. The plan will be for approximately 1 mile, but if the group is wanting a longer/shorter distance, it is flexible. Please message Christina if you are wanting distances other than 1 mile. The group may or may not be able to accommodate depending on the mix. Please read the group description before participating. What to bring: Hat/sun protection Trekking poles (if you have them--not required) Water Family/friends Someone to help with your walking if you require this Money if you would like refreshments at the cafe

Past events (14)

Lake Hodges by Judy!

19140 W Bernardo Dr

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