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.

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.

Operating as usual

Sessions resume in 15 minutes! Thank you for joining us at "Engage. Educate. Empower."
09/18/2021

Sessions resume in 15 minutes! Thank you for joining us at "Engage. Educate. Empower."

Sessions resume in 15 minutes! Thank you for joining us at "Engage. Educate. Empower."

Join us on Sunday, October 17 at The Astorian for our largest fundraising event of the year, Eat, Drink, and Be Charitab...
09/16/2021

Join us on Sunday, October 17 at The Astorian for our largest fundraising event of the year, Eat, Drink, and Be Charitable! Choose between a brunch or dinner option and be entertained by the smooth vocals of Anthony Caceres. To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.hapsonline.org/events/2020-eat-drink-and-be-charitable.

Join us on Sunday, October 17 at The Astorian for our largest fundraising event of the year, Eat, Drink, and Be Charitable! Choose between a brunch or dinner option and be entertained by the smooth vocals of Anthony Caceres. To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.hapsonline.org/events/2020-eat-drink-and-be-charitable.

09/16/2021

Yoga with Katie is cancelled today - but if you want to catch a class, visit our YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/hapsonline to stretch your yogi muscles at home!

From your friends at HAPS, may your fast be easy.
09/16/2021

From your friends at HAPS, may your fast be easy.

From your friends at HAPS, may your fast be easy.

HAPS' very own Director of Outreach and Doctor of Physical Therapy rounds out our agenda for "Engage. Educate. Empower."...
09/15/2021

HAPS' very own Director of Outreach and Doctor of Physical Therapy rounds out our agenda for "Engage. Educate. Empower." - and who better to talk about BUILDING YOUR REHAB TEAM - register at the link below!

https://hapssymposium.vfairs.com/

Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT, is Director of Outreach with Houston Area Parkinson Society. She has over 10 years of experience working as a physical therapist in settings from acute care to home health, and she has worked with HAPS as a group exercise instructor for 6 years. Dr. Abbott has been certified in LSVT BIG since 2017 and has given multiple presentations at HAPS events on topics like exercise, balance, fall prevention, freezing of gait and more. She is passionate about sharing the benefits of individualized physical, occupational, and speech therapy for people with Parkinson’s and is honored to be speaking on building a rehab team. Dr. Abbott grew up in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton, TX. She graduated in 2007 from The University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Kinesiology, and then with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2010. She and her family recently moved from Spring to Galveston, TX, and is looking forward to seeing what life is like in a different part of the HAPS service area. Dr. Abbott also serves on the board of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas Episcopal Seniors Foundation. She is an active member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association and volunteers as a Texas State Co-Advocate with the American Physical Therapy Association’s Geriatrics section.

HAPS' very own Director of Outreach and Doctor of Physical Therapy rounds out our agenda for "Engage. Educate. Empower." - and who better to talk about BUILDING YOUR REHAB TEAM - register at the link below!

https://hapssymposium.vfairs.com/

Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT, is Director of Outreach with Houston Area Parkinson Society. She has over 10 years of experience working as a physical therapist in settings from acute care to home health, and she has worked with HAPS as a group exercise instructor for 6 years. Dr. Abbott has been certified in LSVT BIG since 2017 and has given multiple presentations at HAPS events on topics like exercise, balance, fall prevention, freezing of gait and more. She is passionate about sharing the benefits of individualized physical, occupational, and speech therapy for people with Parkinson’s and is honored to be speaking on building a rehab team. Dr. Abbott grew up in the Dallas suburb of Carrollton, TX. She graduated in 2007 from The University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Kinesiology, and then with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2010. She and her family recently moved from Spring to Galveston, TX, and is looking forward to seeing what life is like in a different part of the HAPS service area. Dr. Abbott also serves on the board of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas Episcopal Seniors Foundation. She is an active member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association and volunteers as a Texas State Co-Advocate with the American Physical Therapy Association’s Geriatrics section.

09/14/2021

If you attend the 2nd Tuesday evening General Support Group (Sugar Land) the group will not meet tonight, but will meet 9/21. See you then.

☔️ Stay safe today! HAPS in-person groups are closed today but our virtual instructors have power and are ready to get y...
09/14/2021

☔️ Stay safe today! HAPS in-person groups are closed today but our virtual instructors have power and are ready to get you moving! Check out our classes at hapsonline.org/calendar

☔️ Stay safe today! HAPS in-person groups are closed today but our virtual instructors have power and are ready to get you moving! Check out our classes at hapsonline.org/calendar

Are you currently using levodopa therapies to help manage your Parkinson's symptoms? Dr. Arjun Tarakad will be at your "...
09/13/2021

Are you currently using levodopa therapies to help manage your Parkinson's symptoms? Dr. Arjun Tarakad will be at your "Engage. Educate. Empower." Biennial Symposium with more information on LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES WITH LEVODOPA. Visit the link below to register!

https://hapssymposium.vfairs.com/

Arjun Tarakad, MD is an assistant professor of neurology and director of the DBS program at the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tarakad received his undergraduate degree from Rice University and his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He completed his residency training in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in 2015 and completed his movement disorders fellowship at the Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC) at Baylor College of Medicine in 2017. His areas of interest include deep brain stimulation, experimental therapeutics and digital biomarkers in Parkinson’s disease. He has published many scientific articles and is a member of the HAPS Medical Advisory Board.

Are you currently using levodopa therapies to help manage your Parkinson's symptoms? Dr. Arjun Tarakad will be at your "Engage. Educate. Empower." Biennial Symposium with more information on LONG-TERM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES WITH LEVODOPA. Visit the link below to register!

https://hapssymposium.vfairs.com/

Arjun Tarakad, MD is an assistant professor of neurology and director of the DBS program at the Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tarakad received his undergraduate degree from Rice University and his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He completed his residency training in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in 2015 and completed his movement disorders fellowship at the Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic (PDCMDC) at Baylor College of Medicine in 2017. His areas of interest include deep brain stimulation, experimental therapeutics and digital biomarkers in Parkinson’s disease. He has published many scientific articles and is a member of the HAPS Medical Advisory Board.

Storm in the Gulf - please stay weather aware! All in-person groups are cancelled through Wednesday, September 15th.
09/13/2021

Storm in the Gulf - please stay weather aware! All in-person groups are cancelled through Wednesday, September 15th.

Storm in the Gulf - please stay weather aware! All in-person groups are cancelled through Wednesday, September 15th.

09/13/2021
Chair Exercises With a Ball 9/13

Work your core, posture, and leg muscles in a new way using a ball or pillow. Dr. Maggie Abbott, PT, DPT takes us through another unique exercise routine.

In the League City area? Join Maggie at Hometown Heroes Park until 2 PM today!
09/11/2021

In the League City area? Join Maggie at Hometown Heroes Park until 2 PM today!

In the League City area? Join Maggie at Hometown Heroes Park until 2 PM today!

Curious about surgical options in PD? Join Dr. Faraji at "Engage. Educate. Empower." as he discusses EVOLUTION OF SURGIC...
09/10/2021

Curious about surgical options in PD? Join Dr. Faraji at "Engage. Educate. Empower." as he discusses EVOLUTION OF SURGICAL INTERVENTION IN PARKINSON’S TREATMENT. Link below to register!

https://hapssymposium.vfairs.com/

Amir Faraji, MD, PhD is a neurosurgeon in Houston, Texas at Houston Methodist Hospital. He received his medical and doctorate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. He completed residency and an enfolded fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also completed a second fellowship in peripheral nerve surgery at the Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Faraji specializes in epilepsy surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and stereotactic & functional neurosurgery and is experienced in neuromodulation (deep brain stimulation), brain tumor surgery, peripheral nerve disorders, radiosurgery, and epilepsy surgery.

Curious about surgical options in PD? Join Dr. Faraji at "Engage. Educate. Empower." as he discusses EVOLUTION OF SURGICAL INTERVENTION IN PARKINSON’S TREATMENT. Link below to register!

https://hapssymposium.vfairs.com/

Amir Faraji, MD, PhD is a neurosurgeon in Houston, Texas at Houston Methodist Hospital. He received his medical and doctorate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. He completed residency and an enfolded fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also completed a second fellowship in peripheral nerve surgery at the Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Faraji specializes in epilepsy surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and stereotactic & functional neurosurgery and is experienced in neuromodulation (deep brain stimulation), brain tumor surgery, peripheral nerve disorders, radiosurgery, and epilepsy surgery.

09/09/2021
Speech with Susan

Join Susan as she takes us through NEW CRITICAL THINKING TASKS WITH LOGICAL SOLUTIONS - otherwise known as BRAIN TEASERS - along with continued work on breath support, swallowing, and inflections of voice!

Many thanks to Dr. Raja Mehanna for joining us at our virtual biennial symposium! "Engage. Educate. Empower." will inclu...
09/08/2021

Many thanks to Dr. Raja Mehanna for joining us at our virtual biennial symposium! "Engage. Educate. Empower." will include a talk on TREATMENT IN PD: WHAT'S NEW, WHAT'S COMING SOON. Link below to register...

https://hapssymposium.vfairs.com/

Raja Mehanna, MD graduated at the top of his class in medical school. He completed neurology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then completed a fellowship in movement disorders at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and another fellowship in movement disorders with emphasis on Deep Brain Stimulation at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Mehanna is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – McGovern Medical School where he also serves as the director of the movement disorders' curriculum for fellows and residents and the assistant director of the movement disorder fellowship program. He has received numerous awards and has been invited to talk nationally and internationally. He has authored more than 70 publications.

Many thanks to Dr. Raja Mehanna for joining us at our virtual biennial symposium! "Engage. Educate. Empower." will include a talk on TREATMENT IN PD: WHAT'S NEW, WHAT'S COMING SOON. Link below to register...

https://hapssymposium.vfairs.com/

Raja Mehanna, MD graduated at the top of his class in medical school. He completed neurology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then completed a fellowship in movement disorders at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and another fellowship in movement disorders with emphasis on Deep Brain Stimulation at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Mehanna is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston – McGovern Medical School where he also serves as the director of the movement disorders' curriculum for fellows and residents and the assistant director of the movement disorder fellowship program. He has received numerous awards and has been invited to talk nationally and internationally. He has authored more than 70 publications.

Go, Gators! All the way from the University of Florida, Dr. Addie Patterson will join us for an informative talk on PALL...
09/07/2021

Go, Gators! All the way from the University of Florida, Dr. Addie Patterson will join us for an informative talk on PALLIATIVE CARE & PARKINSON'S. Thank you, Dr. Patterson. Register at the link below...

https://hapssymposium.vfairs.com/

Addie Patterson, DO joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Movement Disorders Division at the University of Florida in 2017. She also serves in the role of Associate Program Director for the Neurology Residency program. Dr. Patterson is originally from Columbus, Ohio. She attended the University of Dayton where she graduated with a B.S. in Biology. During this time, she developed an interest in holistic wellness, which led her to pursue a degree in osteopathic medicine. She attended Ohio University where she obtained her D.O. degree in 2011. She completed her internal medicine internship at Ohio State University in 2012. She completed her Neurology residency at the University of Florida in 2015.Dr. Patterson received the Program Director’s Award for Academic Excellence during all three years of her neurology residency. During her final year, she served as Chief Resident and received both the Society of Teaching Scholars Outstanding Resident Teachers Award from the UF College of Medicine and the Kenneth M. Heilman Award for Excellence in Research. Her residency was followed by a two year fellowship in Movement Disorders at University of Florida from 2015-2017 during which she was awarded a grant from the Smallwood Foundation and received the Resident Teaching Award.

Go, Gators! All the way from the University of Florida, Dr. Addie Patterson will join us for an informative talk on PALLIATIVE CARE & PARKINSON'S. Thank you, Dr. Patterson. Register at the link below...

https://hapssymposium.vfairs.com/

Addie Patterson, DO joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Movement Disorders Division at the University of Florida in 2017. She also serves in the role of Associate Program Director for the Neurology Residency program. Dr. Patterson is originally from Columbus, Ohio. She attended the University of Dayton where she graduated with a B.S. in Biology. During this time, she developed an interest in holistic wellness, which led her to pursue a degree in osteopathic medicine. She attended Ohio University where she obtained her D.O. degree in 2011. She completed her internal medicine internship at Ohio State University in 2012. She completed her Neurology residency at the University of Florida in 2015.Dr. Patterson received the Program Director’s Award for Academic Excellence during all three years of her neurology residency. During her final year, she served as Chief Resident and received both the Society of Teaching Scholars Outstanding Resident Teachers Award from the UF College of Medicine and the Kenneth M. Heilman Award for Excellence in Research. Her residency was followed by a two year fellowship in Movement Disorders at University of Florida from 2015-2017 during which she was awarded a grant from the Smallwood Foundation and received the Resident Teaching Award.

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Thanks to generous donors, HAPS is offering free, previously owned durable medical equipment to the community. If you ar...
09/04/2021

Thanks to generous donors, HAPS is offering free, previously owned durable medical equipment to the community. If you are interested in any of the above equipment, please contact the HAPS office by Friday, September 10th at 713-626-7114.

1. “Drive" brand rolling walker with storage basket
2. Transfer wheelchair with removable seat pad
3. U-Step II
4. Standard rolling walker
5. Standard wheelchair with removable seat pad

Thanks to generous donors, HAPS is offering free, previously owned durable medical equipment to the community. If you are interested in any of the above equipment, please contact the HAPS office by Friday, September 10th at 713-626-7114.

1. “Drive" brand rolling walker with storage basket
2. Transfer wheelchair with removable seat pad
3. U-Step II
4. Standard rolling walker
5. Standard wheelchair with removable seat pad

Dr. Michele York will also be speaking at "Engage. Educate. Empower." this year - don't miss her talk on EXPLAINING COGN...
09/03/2021

Dr. Michele York will also be speaking at "Engage. Educate. Empower." this year - don't miss her talk on EXPLAINING COGNITION IN PARKINSON'S! Register below.

https://hapssymposium.vfairs.com/

Michele K. York, PhD, ABPP-CN is a Board certified Neuropsychologist, a Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and Section Head of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine. She is also the Neuropsychologist for the Parkinson’s Disease Research Education and Clinical Center at the VA. Dr. York earned a master’s degree and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and she completed an internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at BCM. Dr. York’s clinical specialties include neuropsychological evaluation of adults with movement disorders and the differential diagnosis of dementias. She has been awarded four Faculty Excellence Awards for Teaching and is the Director of Neuropsychology training at BCM and is a member of the HAPS Medical Advisory Board.

Dr. Michele York will also be speaking at "Engage. Educate. Empower." this year - don't miss her talk on EXPLAINING COGNITION IN PARKINSON'S! Register below.

https://hapssymposium.vfairs.com/

Michele K. York, PhD, ABPP-CN is a Board certified Neuropsychologist, a Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and Section Head of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine. She is also the Neuropsychologist for the Parkinson’s Disease Research Education and Clinical Center at the VA. Dr. York earned a master’s degree and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and she completed an internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at BCM. Dr. York’s clinical specialties include neuropsychological evaluation of adults with movement disorders and the differential diagnosis of dementias. She has been awarded four Faculty Excellence Awards for Teaching and is the Director of Neuropsychology training at BCM and is a member of the HAPS Medical Advisory Board.

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