Guest Presentation on Understanding Life With Parkinson’s
Sonia Gow, Parkinson Social Network Founder
April 3rd, 2019 @ Ashleigh at Lansdowne
Sonia Gow is an experienced patient advocate for people living with Parkinson’s and their carepartners. Since 2007, she has volunteered with the Fair Oaks Parkinson’s support group, coordinating communications, and acting as a community resource with professionals experienced in long term care. Sonia is also a fitness professional who leads Flamingos in Training, the only aquatic exercise class exclusively for people living with Parkinson’s and their carepartners in Northern Virginia.
Sonia founded the Parkinson Social Network in 2016 to establish cafes – an informal social alternative to support groups – for people touched by Parkinson’s to come together. Having observed how caring and supportive people within the Parkinson’s community are with each other, she wanted to provide an environment where people could realize that they are not alone, help each other by sharing their experiences, and empower each other to make the most of life with Parkinson’s. In 2017 she took steps to incorporate Parkinson Social Network, and reform it as a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization.
Join us for our monthly general networking meeting and presentation at The Ashleigh at Lansdowne on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 from 8:30-10:30 with a free hot breakfast provided, compliments of our friends at The Ashleigh!
Timeline for Event:
8:30 - Get Your Hot Breakfast and Network
9 - Guest Speaker Presentation
9:45 - Announcements and New Visitor Introductions
10 - Open Networking
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