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King's Daughters hosts Parkinson's Disease support group

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  • Written By: Tammi Holbrook

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, in the Health Education Center at King’s Daughters Medical Center.

Meetings are open to anyone living with the disease, their caregivers, family, friends or those just wanting to learn more. Reservations are not required.

The support group session will feature King’s Daughters team members:

  • Physical therapist Amy Hay will lead at sit-down exercise group focusing on the specific needs of those with Parkinson’s.
  • Speech therapist Shelley Hart will present information related to speech problems experienced by Parkinson’s patients, as well as techniques to increase voice volume.
  • Counselor David Meade and chaplain Philip Duncan will lead an open discussion on issues related to attendees’ experience with the disease.
  • Light refreshments will be served.

The support group is sponsored by Coalition for the Cure of Parkinson’s Disease. For more information, contact CCPD President Gary Arrington at (606) 922-8839, or visit the coalition’s website at