Join the Davis Phinney Foundation and our South Carolina partners for the centerpiece event of the weekend: The Victory Summit® Symposium.
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*No advanced registration required*
*Open to the community at large*
Enjoy a myriad of talent in the morning and attend LUNCH & LEARN,**at Noon.
Jill Sonke, Director for the Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida will present:
The Role Arts Play In Medicine: Is There Therapeutic Value in Dance, Poetry, Written Expression, Painting, Music and More?
Medical Education for Physicians, Residents, Students, Nurses, Home Health Workers, Pharmacists, and Allied Health Therapists. Learn about PD from leading Movement Disorder Specialists and Researchers from across the Southeast region.
Join Carlos Aguedelo, Artistic Director of Ballet Spartanburg, for a Parkinson’s Dance Class that will help loosen tight joints, improve overall movement, and lift your spirits. No experience is needed, and this class can be done while sitting or standing. Friends and care partners are welcome.
Class is free. Registration required HERE or call the Ballet Spartanburg Studios at (864) 583-0339.
Capturing Grace, is an award winning documentary on Parkinson’s and dance. Written and produced by San Francisco journalist and PBS special correspondent, Dave Iverson, it tells the story of the importance of community, connection, and when two very different worlds come together, grace rediscovered.
Dennis E. Bruce Author Series
Hosted by Spartanburg County Public Library
*Free and Open to the Community at large.
No Registration necessary*
Meet Bill Geist, American author, columnist and television journalist. As a CBS Sunday Morning Special Features contributor and correspondent, Geist is also a PwP (Person with Parkinson’s). Be humored by his quick wit and undeniable charm.
The Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC) invites people with Parkinson’s and their care partners to have lunch and celebrate the gift of friendship, mutual encouragement and the “Can Do” attitude. Enjoy lively entertainment from very talented musicians and listen to John Baumann, Inspirational Author & Speaker LALP,** present Inspired by Parkinson’s: How to Have an Amazing Life in the Face of Life-Changing Events.
**Living an Amazing Life with Parkinson’s
Jennie Byrne, neuropsychiatrist from Chapel Hill, will address issues of anxiety, depression and communication.
Rich Clifford will share his inspirational story as an Astronaut with PD.
Visit the Relaxation Room. Learn the benefits of Reiki and Massage.
Dr. Michael Okun, MD, Director for the Center of Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, University of Florida, will present The Secret To Success is the Importance of a Healthcare Team. followed by a book signing.
This event is sponsored by the National Parkinson’s Foundation.
The Astronaut’s Secret, explores Rich Clifford’s career as an astronaut and how he and NASA kept his Parkinson’s secret for more than 15 years. . .
For more information or ticket sales, call the Cultural Center Box Office at 864-542-2787. Tickets may also be purchased ONLINE. Any profit in ticket sales will go towards Parkinson’s research.
*Free; Open to the Public*
The Value of One’s Voice-
Speech and Music Therapy Done in a New and Melodious Way
Tremble Clefs, A Parkinson’s Choir: Join Steve Skinner, Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, and PwPs in the Grand Lobby of the “George.”
Events will include:
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