Day 2

Activities for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Spartanburg Marriott
(unless indicated as *CHAPMAN CULTURAL CENTER*)

10:30 – 11:15 am, Information Tables

11:00 – 1:15 pm, Inspired by Parkinson’s Luncheon hosted by Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC) and sponsored by Lundbeck.  Lunch is free, but you must RSVP.

  • 11:00 am, Entertainment by Parkinson’s Musicians
  • 11:30 am, Patti Meese, Engaged Patient, NC, Welcome and Intro to Tremble Clefs
  • 12:15 pm, John Baumann, Proud Person with Parkinson’s, Inspired by Parkinson’s: How to Have an Amazing Life in the Face of Life Changing Events
  • 1:00 pm, Heather Hammond, MA, Program Manager, PAC, VideoThe Faces of Parkinson’s,  Brief Introduction to National Organizations

1:30 – 3:00 pm, Q & A with Dr. Okun and Book Signing

  • Michael Okun, MD, Director for the Center of Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, University of Florida, The Secret to Success is the Importance of a Healthcare Team
  • Book Signing, Parkinson’s Treatment, 10 Secrets to a Happier Life, by Michael Okun
    One book per family unit.  Courtesy of National Parkinson’s Foundation.

->1:30 pm, Golf cart shuttle from Marriott to CHAPMAN CULTURAL CENTER

2:00 – 3:00 pmCapturing Grace, award winning documentary on Dance and PD, *CHAPMAN CULTURAL CENTER* Auditorium

2:45 pmThe Value of One’s Voice: Speech and Music TherapyRotunda of the “George”

  • Patti Meese, member Tremble Clefs
  • Steve Quam, MM, MT-BC

->3:00 pm, Golf cart shuttle from Marriott to CHAPMAN CULTURAL CENTER

3:15 – 3:45 pm, Parkinson’s Sing a Long CHAPMAN CULTURAL CENTER Rotunda, the “George”

  • PWPs invited to join Steve Skinner, Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Spartanburg,  Tremble Clefs, A Parkinson’s Choir

3:00 – 6:00 pm, Making Connection, The Spartanburg Marriott

  • The Benefits of Reiki/Massage
    • Karl and Angela Robb, Area Therapists,  (Blackwood Room)
  • You’re Not Alone: Dealing with depression, anxiety and other issues related to PD
    • Jennie Byrne, MD, PhD, Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill, NC, (Ft. St. Prince Room)
  • Natural Remedies and Healthy Living Tips
  • Introduction to the Greenville/Spartanburg Area

5:30 pm, Dinner, Meet in Spartanburg Marriott Lobby to join others in the Parkinson’s community. Marriott restaurant is open and shuttles are available to nearby downtown restaurants.

->Shuttle Schedule

  • 5:40 pm and 5:55 pm, Downtown Shuttle departs
  • Pick up is approximately 75 minutes later – returning to hotel and again to the Chapman Cultural Center

7:30 – 9:00 pmThe Astronaut’s Secret, *CHAPMAN CULTURAL CENTER* Auditorium

  • Tickets $5.00, purchase online at
  • Film followed by a time of Q and A with Rich Clifford, United States Army Officer, NASA Astronaut