MUCH NEEDED PROGRAMS BRING HOPE AND EXCITEMENT
Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/21/2014 -- Much Needed Programs Bring Excitement And Hope
Community leaders Nessa Weinman and Patrick LoSasso announced they will be joining The Parkinson's Association (formerly Parkinson's Association of San Diego), to introduce needed support services for people with Parkinson's in The Greater Los Angeles area.
The initiative will provide education, family services, and support of promising research to improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's disease.
"At last we will have services in Los Angeles that really make a difference. I'm honored to be part of the http://www.parkinsonsassociation.org/ and this exciting effort," said Nessa Weinman.
About The Services
Increasing support programs and evidence based counseling for those affected by Parkinson's, The Parkinson's Association will expand their current service of life enhancing therapies to the Greater Los Angeles area.
Equipment Exchange Program
Educational Programs designed to inform the Parkinson's and medical community
Monthly education for people who are newly diagnosed
Financial and Legal Wellbeing classes
Educational symposiums throughout the year
Opportunities for social interaction and fun
"The Parkinson's Association's programs are designed to ease the burden of care partners as well as those with PD. We will provide important Information and Referral Networks to help the community understand county resources for families faced with Parkinson's disease," according to Patrick LoSasso, new board member.
A bold initiative for expanded services
In the spring of 2013, the Association announced an initiative to provide a comprehensive set of Neurologic Fitness Health Services. The program, entitled Minds and Motion (R) Health Services, will bring together vital components essential for Life Enhancement while living with PD:
Speech therapy programs
Information about educational opportunities, research news, medical breakthroughs, local services and resources will be available through The Parkinsons Association communication programs and website.
The Parkinsonian.org is a new quarterly magazine serving the Parkinson's community. The magazine is available online and will also be distributed to places frequented by people with Parkinson's in paper format. Articles focus on living well, physical and mental wellbeing, medical breakthroughs, research and personal stories. It is the only publication of its kind.
About Nessa Weinman
Nessa Weinman is a development executive with a strong business background in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Her career includes four years as the Director at the American Parkinson Disease Association Los Angeles Chapter, where she significantly increased fundraising, participation, and in-kind donations. Nessa graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology. She went on to earn an MBA from Tulane University.
Nessa lives in Los Angeles, CA. and can be reached at Nweinman@parkinsonsassociation.org and by phone at 310.874.8722.
About Patrick LoSasso
Patrick LoSasso is an internationally known fitness expert, and former President of the American Parkinson's Disease Association, Los Angeles Chapter. He is known primarily for his work with for seniors and individuals with neurological and movement disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and Huntington's Chorea.
Patrick graduated from DePaul University in 1990. He is a graduate and member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Patrick lives in Los Angeles, CA., and can be reached at Patrick@Preventionthrufitness.com, and 323-422-9794.
About Jerry Henberger
Jerry Henberger serves as the Executive Director for the Parkinson's Association. His background in business management, philanthropy and healthcare has helped anchor The Parkinson's Association and the plans to grow the organization. Jerry has served in executive positions with his own company, with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, and with the Scripps Health Foundation. His first company was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States with national awards from IBM and 3M. Jerry's focus now is to support promising research for Parkinson's while providing meaningful services to the Parkinson's community.
Jerry can be reached at: Jerrry.henberger@Parkinsonsassociation.org
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