Houston Area Parkinson Society

Houston Area Parkinson Society By using a whole-human approach to community building, Houston Area Parkinson Society reduces the fear and isolation associated with a Parkinson's diagnosis.
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HAPS is a non-profit social service agency that serves the Houston and surrounding area. HAPS provides over 40 free exercise, water, speech, tai chi and dance classes every week as well as monthly support groups.Additionally, HAPS provides free educational programs, transportation and social services. Assistance with respite care and emergency funding for those who qualify is also available.

Mission: To improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's disease through services, education and advocacy.

Operating as usual

11/20/2020
Exercise with Lis: Chair Exercises with Balloon

Join Lis Crawford, OTR for a fun and unique BALLOON exercise routine!

Thank you for visiting! Please share and thumbs up this video! Subscribe and allow notifications to be the first to know about a new post. This video is not intended to substitute for medical treatment or personalized recommendations for exercise routines. Please consult your physician prior to starting any new exercise and/or health routines. This video is for education only. Please use caution and exercise at your own risk. Visit www.hapsonline.org for more information about Houston Area Parkinson Society

Thank you to all our amazing caregivers - we appreciate and admire you!
11/19/2020

Thank you to all our amazing caregivers - we appreciate and admire you!

A huge round of applause to our Art Class, who completed their course and held a virtual Art Show earlier this month! Ch...
11/18/2020

A huge round of applause to our Art Class, who completed their course and held a virtual Art Show earlier this month! Check out more pics in Stories today!

Interested in participating in our next Art Class? Call 713-626-7114 for more details!

Through your generosity to our Eat, Drink and Be Charitable campaign we have raised significant funds to continue to sup...
11/16/2020

Through your generosity to our Eat, Drink and Be Charitable campaign we have raised significant funds to continue to support the Parkinson’s community in Houston. THANK YOU!

To watch videos related to this campaign visit https://www.youtube.com/user/hapsonline/videos

11/16/2020
Posture 11/16

Today's video will take you through exercise to improve posture through dynamic stretching and strengthening. Dr. Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT leads this routine that will make you feel taller after finishing! Repeat as needed!

Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants but most especially to YOU for participating in THRIVE, HAPS Caregiver...
11/14/2020

Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants but most especially to YOU for participating in THRIVE, HAPS Caregiver Conference. Not only during November, National Caregiver Awareness Month, but throughout the year, we are here to support you - and we thank you for your perseverance, love, and work.

One last chance to register for tomorrow’s THRIVE, HAPS Caregiver Conference 2020! Erin Furr Stimming, MD and HAPS Medic...
11/13/2020

One last chance to register for tomorrow’s THRIVE, HAPS Caregiver Conference 2020! Erin Furr Stimming, MD and HAPS Medical Advisory Board Chair will open the day, and Penny Egenes, friend of HAPS, will close the conference in an open conversation on what being a caregiver means. Register at the link below!

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xCgAwwEXRBqKTK5xZZQrEA

Join Kathleen Crist, LMSW, Executive Director of HAPS and HAPS Medical Advisory Board Member, Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD a...
11/12/2020

Join Kathleen Crist, LMSW, Executive Director of HAPS and HAPS Medical Advisory Board Member, Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD as they each speak at THRIVE, HAPS Caregiver Conference Saturday, November 14th. Register at the link below or call 713-626-7114 for assistance.

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xCgAwwEXRBqKTK5xZZQrEA

11/12/2020
Yoga with Rita: Strengthen Your Core with Confidence

Join Rita Upadhyaya, Certified Yoga Instructor and friend of HAPS, as she leads us in a new routine to STRENGTHEN our CORES with CONFIDENCE!!!

Thank you for visiting! Please share and thumbs up this video! Subscribe and allow notifications to be the first to know about a new post. This video is not intended to substitute for medical treatment or personalized recommendations for exercise routines. Please consult your physician prior to starting any new exercise and/or health routines. This video is for education only. Please use caution and exercise at your own risk. Visit www.hapsonline.org for more information about Houston Area Parkinson Society

Thank you to Rita Upadhyaya, Certified Yoga Instructor and Jeffrey Wu, PT, DPT for leading our morning and midday stretc...
11/11/2020

Thank you to Rita Upadhyaya, Certified Yoga Instructor and Jeffrey Wu, PT, DPT for leading our morning and midday stretch breaks at THRIVE, HAPS Caregiver Conference. Questions about Saturday's event? Call HAPS at 713-626-7114, or register at the link below. And come back this evening for another great yoga online routine from Rita shared on Facebook and YouTube!

HAPS extends its thanks to all Veterans for their bravery and service. In observance of Veterans Day, all HAPS groups an...
11/11/2020

HAPS extends its thanks to all Veterans for their bravery and service. In observance of Veterans Day, all HAPS groups and offices are closed today, Wednesday November 11th.

Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT and Director of Outreach and Celeste Harris, LMSW and Director of Social Services will both be sp...
11/10/2020

Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT and Director of Outreach and Celeste Harris, LMSW and Director of Social Services will both be speaking at THRIVE, this Saturday! Questions about the program? Call 713-626-7114, or register at the link below!

Thank you to Sue Levin, PhD of Houston Galveston Institute, dba HGI Counseling Center and Christine Salinas, OTR of Stro...
11/09/2020

Thank you to Sue Levin, PhD of Houston Galveston Institute, dba HGI Counseling Center and Christine Salinas, OTR of Strowmatt Rehabilitation Services for joining us this Saturday, November 14th for THRIVE, HAPS Caregiver Conference 2020. Register at the link below!

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xCgAwwEXRBqKTK5xZZQrEA

Join us TODAY for TWO fun events - Pop Quiz at noon and a HAPS Art Show at 5 PM! Check our calendar at hapsonline.org/ca...
11/06/2020

Join us TODAY for TWO fun events - Pop Quiz at noon and a HAPS Art Show at 5 PM! Check our calendar at hapsonline.org/calendar for the links or contact Angelica Rodriguez at 713-313-1652 for more information!

Congrats to Kathy and Scott S. for finishing their AUTUMN 🍂 Virtual 5K! #TeamHAPS is recruiting more teammates as we rac...
11/05/2020

Congrats to Kathy and Scott S. for finishing their AUTUMN 🍂 Virtual 5K! #TeamHAPS is recruiting more teammates as we race towards 2021 - stay tuned for more events just around the corner!

11/04/2020
Functional Exercise Training: GETTING IN & OUT OF THE CAR (with Dr. Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT)

Join Maggie as she demonstrates how to safely manuever transfers in and out a car!

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This video is not intended to substitute for medical treatment or personalized recommendations for exercise routines. Please consult your physician prior to starting any new exercise and/or health routines. This video is for education only. Please use caution and exercise at your own risk.

11/02/2020
Balance Exercises! 11/2

What are some of the best balance exercises you can do? Join Dr. Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT to find out! Ankle strategy training is the foundation of training our balance reactions.

Take a look at all these ghouls and goblins! Happy Halloween from your friends at HAPS! 💚🎃💙👻💛
10/30/2020

Take a look at all these ghouls and goblins! Happy Halloween from your friends at HAPS! 💚🎃💙👻💛

HAPS Board Member Renju Jose Kuruvila and his sons volunteering at the 2018 HAPS Caregiver Conference was a treat to all...
10/27/2020

HAPS Board Member Renju Jose Kuruvila and his sons volunteering at the 2018 HAPS Caregiver Conference was a treat to all there. Visit https://app.mobilecause.com/e/iOmA0g?vid=cky0r to watch Renju’s video on why he is involved with HAPS.

10/26/2020
Leg Strength for Balance 10/26

Get bang for your buck with today's workout for important leg strength that will also help to improve your balance. Dr. Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT takes us through this workout designed for people with Parkinson's...but it is great for anyone!

Thank you Michael Soileau and @AbbVie for a great presentation! Keep an eye on the calendar for future Community Partner...
10/23/2020

Thank you Michael Soileau and @AbbVie for a great presentation! Keep an eye on the calendar for future Community Partners Presents!

Oh what a beautiful day! Join us Wednesday mornings at Levy Park for a fun, socially distanced walk! For more informatio...
10/22/2020

Oh what a beautiful day! Join us Wednesday mornings at Levy Park for a fun, socially distanced walk! For more information, give us a call at 713-626-7114.

Two fun events to register for this week! October Music Fest continues tonight and Virtual Game Night with Rice Universi...
10/22/2020

Two fun events to register for this week! October Music Fest continues tonight and Virtual Game Night with Rice University's Pancakes for Parkinson's is happening Saturday evening! Call 713-626-7114 for more information!

Contribute to an important research study in progress about your experience with COVID. UT Tyler School of Nursing resea...
10/20/2020

Contribute to an important research study in progress about your experience with COVID. UT Tyler School of Nursing researchers want to hear from you to set up an interview. You can help shape the future of healthcare by sharing what it is like living through the current pandemic. If you want to be a part of this important study, please contact Dr. Hermanns at [email protected] or 903.714.3269, or Dr. Mastel-Smith at [email protected] or 713.416.5690.

A good day for 🏌️‍♂️! Thanks for having us Birdies Fore Parkinson's Research!
10/19/2020

A good day for 🏌️‍♂️! Thanks for having us Birdies Fore Parkinson's Research!

Now recruiting participants for a Parkinson's voice and communications attitudes study! Join in this important research ...
10/19/2020

Now recruiting participants for a Parkinson's voice and communications attitudes study! Join in this important research to advance the understanding and treatment of speech and voice related issues in Parkinson’s disease. Click the link here to help: https://tcu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2lsnBlH95emN7Bb

10/19/2020
Spine & Back Stretches 10 19

Back by popular demand! Spine and back stretches in all planes with Dr. Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT. You will feel 2 inches taller after this workout.

One week from today - join Maggie Abbott and Pancakes for Parkinson's at Rice for a fun Virtual Game Night next Saturday...
10/17/2020

One week from today - join Maggie Abbott and Pancakes for Parkinson's at Rice for a fun Virtual Game Night next Saturday, October 24th. Register by calling/texting/emailing Maggie at 713-313-1648 or [email protected]!

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2700 Southwest Fwy Ste 296
Houston, TX
77098

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(713) 626-7114

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