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October 2021

2021 Support Group dues are due 01/01 of each year. If you paid your dues in 2020 prior to the pandemic, they have been carried over to 2021. If you did not pay your dues in 2020, please mail your check for $25.00 per family to Mid-South Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1512 Pine Shadows Drive, Memphis, TN 38120. If you are unsure about your dues, please email barb_dcc@yahoo.com or call 682-8414 for clarification.

Mid-South Parkinson’s Disease Support Group has been selected to receive $1,000 from Regions Bank on behalf of Fred Booker, the January 2019 recipient of the Better Life Award, given monthly to an outstanding Regions associate. Regions donates $1,000 on behalf of each Better Life Award winner to the nonprofit organization of their choice. Fred chose Mid-South Parkinson’s Disease Support Group because his father was recently diagnosed with the disease.

Thank you, Fred Booker, for choosing Mid-South Parkinson’s Disease Support Group to receive the benefit of your award.

Please click here to take a look at this amazing man’s accomplishments…

New Local Research Study: Please see the PD Research Studies link in the left column to see a new Nilo PD research study (item #2). Dr. Mark LeDoux and Dr. Ellen Fleetwood are participating in this study.

Exercise DVD: The exercise DVD, Keep Moving with Alta Mae, can be ordered by clicking here. The cost is $15 per DVD. Click here to see a youtube video about the DVD.

Free exercise class: Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Ridgeway Baptist Church, Christian Life Center, 2500 Ridgeway Road, Memphis; led by Monica Stepter .

Caregiver meeting: Tuesday October 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., Park Avenue Church of Christ, 5295 Park Avenue. This month we will meet in the Chruch Library..

4th Tuesday Regular meeting: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., Park Avenue Chruch of Christ, 5295 Park Avenue). The speaker this month will be Laura Porch, MSN, NP, Nurse Practitioner with The Neurology Clinic in Memphis. She will be accompanied by a SPARK Ambassador. Sponsored by Amneal. The topic will be Managing Parkinson's Symptoms with RYTARY.

Kroger Community Rewards: You can support the Mid-South Parkinson's Disease Foundation by signing up for Kroger Community Rewards. Once you sign up, you will earn rewards for the Mid-South Parkinson's Disease Foundation every time you shop at Kroger or use your Kroger Plus Card. Sign up or re-register for Kroger Community Rewards at krogercommunityrewards.com. Our NPO number is 40562, and you will need to have your Kroger Plus card number ready. If you have any problems, call Kroger at 1-866-221-4141.

To Add/Remove/Change an Address, email: barb_dcc@yahoo.com or call 901-682-8414.