Free Parkinson’s Awareness Event in Prescott

August 18, 2016

Free Parkinson’s Awareness Event in Prescott Live-It-Up-2016-public-flyer-page-0

There are more than 200,000 U.S. cases of Parkinson’s disease per year according to the Mayo Clinic. For those who don’t know, Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while a tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson’s disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement. Although Parkinson’s disease can’t be cured, medications may markedly improve your symptoms.

If you or someone you know has been impacted by Parkinson’s disease, then you may want to enjoy the upcoming Live It Up event in Prescott this weekend. “Live It Up!” is a free day of fun in support of people impacted by Parkinson’s disease in Yavapai County and throughout Arizona. Hosted by Granite Gate Senior Living and the Parkinson and Movement Disorder Alliance, the event takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 20th, at Granite Gate, 3850 N. Highway 89 in Prescott. Among the programs planned are:

  • Doctor Dave Tells All – Dr. David Shprecher, neurologist and director of the Movement Disorders Program at Banner Sun Health Research Institute, oversees patient care and clinical research studies. His talks are always informative, helpful and optimistic.
  • Chopped at Granite Gate – Watch professional chefs compete as they turn a basket of mystery ingredients into an extraordinary main course.
  • Free Spuds for Lunch – The Granite Gate dining staff is proud to serve the best baked potatoes with a plethora of topping choices, side dishes, desserts and soft drinks. Donations always appreciated.

Granite Gate Senior Living is a full-service senior living community located in Prescott, Arizona that offers both independent and assisted living apartments, as well as memory care and respite/short stay services. PMDAlliance offers opportunities for people impacted by Parkinson and other movement disorders to learn, live more fully and connect to a support community. For more information about this event please email or call 800-256-0966. For more local wellness events and things to do in Prescott, please contact Crystal Creek Builders.

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