<![CDATA[NAVIGATION - Blog]]>Sat, 24 Oct 2020 10:53:52 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[Be prepared for the next storm]]>Wed, 22 Jul 2020 18:36:38 GMThttp://parkinsonassociationswfl.org/blog/be-prepared-for-the-next-storm
Be prepared for the next storm by attending the Hurricane Safety Drive Thru offered on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 10:00am-Noon at Lely Palms Retirement Community, 1000 Lely Palms Drive, Naples, FL 34113.

RSVP by July 28 to:
<![CDATA[Support us while you shop on Amazon]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:58:20 GMThttp://parkinsonassociationswfl.org/blog/support-us-while-you-shop-on-amazon

​Did you know that you can donate to The Parkinson Association of SouthWest Florida every time you shop on Amazon?

It's easy to sign up and easy to use. It is the same as shopping through Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features, the difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Click here to sign up and start supporting us every time you shop on Amazon.
<![CDATA[Support the Parkinson Association when you purchase a mask]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:49:14 GMThttp://parkinsonassociationswfl.org/blog/support-the-parkinson-association-when-you-purchase-a-mask

The Parkinson’s Association of Southwest Florida is participating with Face Forward to raise money by offering high Performance Face masks to our community.

This high- tech Face mask has a three layer construction that repels liquids, has an activated carbon filter to capture particulate, and a breathable liner to increase comfort.

Go to WWW.FACEFORWARD.SHOP and use discount code Parkinson for $2 or more off per mask and a contribution of $5 to Parkinson’s Society of SWFL

Upgrade the Performance of your mask Click for more
<![CDATA[Free Robotic Pet or MP3 Player]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:41:05 GMThttp://parkinsonassociationswfl.org/blog/free-robotic-pet-or-mp3-player
Are you feeling isolated at home during social distancing? We want to share a great opportunity for you to receive a source of comfort and companionship free of charge from The Florida Department of Elder Affairs. You can choose either:
  • MP3 player loaded with music from different genres or
  • The JoyForAll robotic therapy pets.
If you are interested, please call the office at 239-417-3465 as there are only a limited number of these items available. We will be happy to assist you with the application process.
<![CDATA[Members Living Well with PD]]>Fri, 19 Jun 2020 13:26:42 GMThttp://parkinsonassociationswfl.org/blog/members-living-well-with-pd
Jack Andrews Member of the Parkinson Association of SWFL since 2014
"I have met people who relocated to the Naples area just to participate in programs offered by the Parkinson Association of SWFL."
 Member Jack Andrews
Q: How did you become involved with the Parkinson Association of SWFL?
Jack: I was first diagnosed with PD in February 2014. Two weeks later I read something about the Parkinson Association of SWFL in the Naples Daily News and made an appointment for my wife and me to meet in their office.
The volunteer on duty spent a lot of time with us, explaining the various effects PD has on people, sharing brochures on PD, and also about the many activities the organization makes available.

Q: What activities did you get involved in and do you believe attending has affected your PD progression?
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Jack: Soon after my first visit, I started going to the exercise classes where I met many other people with PD. I also started going to speech classes and support group meetings. To this day I attend all three of these meetings as often as possible, all of which have impacted my life very favorably, both physically and mentally. I believe this has slowed the PD progression.

Q: Do you have any advice to offer someone with PD who is not involved?
Jack: Become involved. This organization offers a large variety of activities and seminars which help the social and daily lives of those with PD and their care partners The leadership and membership are an extremely helpful and congenial group. 
They have made a huge difference in my life.

Would you like to learn about becoming a member?  Click here to learn more
<![CDATA[Fraud Alert - Be Aware]]>Wed, 17 Jun 2020 10:51:08 GMThttp://parkinsonassociationswfl.org/blog/fraud-alert-be-awarePicture
Recently a packet of information has been randomly mailed out to persons covered by Medicare.  The cover letter states that your Doctor (it does offer a suggested name - that one might think is in your physician group) has ordered a connection for "telemedicine " visits and includes a box making a decision on your behalf that you understand you are liable for charges in case of Medicare or your insurance does not cover.

It highlights where you are to sign, includes an additional page for HIPAA privacy notice and a prepaid addressed envelope. The letterhead says it comes from Henderson, NV and the envelope gets returned to a Boca Raton, FL address.
This form is fraudulent and would make you responsible for the invalid charges if you complete the form. 
Please question any papers you are asked to sign regarding insurance, and verify any forms sent to you with your physician or call your local Social Security or SHINE OR SHIP office.  There is a federal SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) who investigates such problems.