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Parkinson’s Foundation to Host Parkinson’s Exercise Conference in Camarillo
By Sentinel News Service
Published February 13, 2019

The Parkinson’s Foundation will present an educational conference focused on exercise in Parkinson’s disease (PD) in Camarillo, CA, on February 22, 2019. The “Exercise and the Brain: The Parkinson’s Connection” conference features speaker Michael Jakowec, PhD, Associate Professor of Research Neurology at Keck School of Medicine of USC. The conference is free and open to people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

“The Parkinson’s Foundation is bringing a leading expert in exercise research to Ventura county,” said Sarah Osborne, Parkinson’s Foundation Community Program Manager in California. “Providing community education is a vital part of our mission to empower people with PD and their loved ones to live their best lives possible with Parkinson’s.”

Dr. Jakowec of USC, a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence, will share information on how and why exercise impacts the brain. Exercise demonstrations will follow, led by highly-trained instructors with experience in Parkinson’s disease. The conference will bring the PD community together, providing the opportunity for participants to connect with one another and learn about local Parkinson’s resources.

“Exercise is an important part of managing Parkinson’s symptoms,” said Deuk Perrin, a Parkinson’s Foundation hospital safety advocate residing in Ventura county. “It’s good to try different exercises to find what you enjoy. I’m looking forward to moving and learning!”

“Exercise and the Brain: The Parkinson’s Connection” will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. at the Camarillo Community Center Auditorium, 1605 Burnley St, Camarillo, CA 93010. It’s free and open to people with Parkinson’s, their families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals interested in learning more. Lunch is provided, registration is required, and seating is limited.

For more information or to register, call our Helpline, 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) or visit www.parkinson.org/ventura.

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