Parkinson group sets meeting

KINGSFORD — The Parkinson Society will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 10 at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford. The group will not meet in July.

The August meeting is a “bring your own lunch” gathering. Dessert and beverage will be provided.

The program will feature Dr. Patti Peterson, local neurologist, who will speak on “So Why Do You Say I Have Parkinson’s Disease?” Many patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease often wonder and ask how it is diagnosed. This talk will help to answer some of those questions about diagnosing PD.

Dr. Peterson is a graduate of Iron Mountain High School, Northern Michigan University and Wayne State University School of Medicine. 

Parkinson’s disease patients are reminded about the kickboxing class being offered at U.P. Rehab Services. Call 906-776-9003 to sign up for the class.

The class will run for six sessions beginning on July 20. Physical therapy such as kickboxing is used to help patients with motor function difficulties regain and improve balance and movement.  

The Parkinson Society is a Parkinson’s disease support group for patients, families, caregivers and friends. It is open to all. For more information, call Pauline at 906-774-0332.