Category Archive: People with Parkinson’s

Victory Summit®

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Pre event Plenary, PD 101, 8:30 – 9:15 a.m., Symposium: 9:55 a.m . – 4:20 p.m.

TD Convention Center

Join the Davis Phinney Foundation and our South Carolina partners for the centerpiece event of the weekend: The Victory Summit® Symposium.

See complete article here.

See video about Davis and Connie on Vimeo.

Arts In Medicine

Thursday, November 13, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Spartanburg County Public Library

*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?

**Free Box Lunches, Courtesy of the Spartanburg County Public Library.

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Parky Ballet Class

Thursday, November 13, 1:30 p.m.

Chapman Cultural Center
Ballet Spartanburg Studio

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

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, Nov 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Chapman Cultural Center

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.

Tickets are free, but seating is limited.
Reserve your seat ONLINE
or call Cultural Center Box Office TODAY at

Meet Bill Geist

Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:00 p.m.

Dennis E. Bruce Author Series
Hosted by Spartanburg County Public Library

*Free and Open to the Community at large.
No Registration necessary*

First Presbyterian Church
Family Life Center – Fogartie Hall
393 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302

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.

Reception following.

Inspired by Parkinson’s Luncheon

Hosted by The Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC)

Friday, November 14, 2014
11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

The Spartanburg Marriott

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

Event is free. Please RSVP.
Thank you for the generous sponsorship from Lundbeck.

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Making Connection

Friday, November 14, 2014

On Campus Activities for the PwP

The Spartanburg Marriott

Be encouraged and inspired by others in the Parkinson’s Community. You are not alone!

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.

For complete DAY 2 – Friday schedule click here.

Q & A with Dr Okun

Friday, November 14, 1:30 p.m.

The Spartanburg Marriott

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.

The first 100 families to attend will receive a FREE copy of Dr. Okun’s booK, Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life.

This event is sponsored by the National Parkinson’s Foundation.

The Astronaut’s Secret

Friday, Nov 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Chapman Cultural Center

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.

Join Rich in a Q & A session after the film.

Parkinson’s Sing a Long

Friday, November 14, 2014

3:15-3:45 p.m.

SC Upstate’s George Dean Johnson, Jr.
College of Business and Economics,
Grand Lobby

*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.”

Community Outreach and Practical Application

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Don’t miss this time of celebration of the great community we have experienced these past few days.

Events will include:

  • 10:30 a.m., Faith and Courage for the Journey,  First Baptist Spartanburg
  • 11:45 a.m., Healthy Community Lunch, $10, RSVP or call Janet Adams, 864-699-4309,
    First Baptist Spartanburg Dining Hall
  • 1:15 p.m., Bike Rides and Community Resource Fair, Spartanburg Y
  • 3:00 p.m., Closing Ceremonies

See detailed Sunday Schedule.

  • Attendance is FREE!

    Thanks to our generous sponsors, most activities are free.

    Click here to review registrations needed to reserve lunch and/or seat.

  • For more information contact
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