CAMDEN — The Camden-based Parkinson’s Support Group invites all those living with Parkinson’s, as well as their family members and caregivers, to attend the group’s next monthly meeting, set for Tuesday, August 6, from noon to 2 p.m., at Quarry Hill, in Camden.
The meeting will begin with a presentation by occupational therapist and Pathways Driving Rehab Services owner Heather Shields, OTR/L, CDRS, on issues related to driving.
Shields’s remarks will center on helping people living with Parkinson’s continue to drive as long as they safely can. She’ll discuss professional driving evaluations, the role of healthcare providers in determining an individual’s ability to continue driving, and how best to decide when to give up the keys.
The Camden Parkinson’s group meets regularly at Quarry Hill on the first Tuesday of each month during the noon-to-2 p.m. time slot. Most meetings include an educational presentation followed by small-group discussions and are open, free of charge, to those living with Parkinson’s and anyone involved in their care.
Attendees are welcome to bring bag lunches; Quarry Hill provides beverages and desserts.
For more information about the August gathering, or about the support group in general, contact Cassie Walters at 596-3978 or via email at email@example.com.
Quarry Hill is an extended-care retirement community for adults age 55-plus. It is a member of the Pen Bay Medical Center family of services, which also includes Pen Bay Medical Center, Pen Bay Physicians & Associates and the Knox Center.