Sonia Gow

Preparing for emergencies. Do you have a plan?

Two separate incidents led me to focus on preparing for an emergency this week. The first was hearing the story of a friend who ended up in hospital quite unexpectedly and had to arrange for things to be taken care of at home. The other was the potential for a snow storm. With some pre-planning, […]

A Christmas Cookie Celebration!

Monday, December 12, from 10:00 am – 12 noon Come for the coffee, stay for the company and conversation . . . and cookies! It’s our Christmas Cookie Celebration! Bring your favorite home-baked or store bought cookies to share. We know we have some amazing bakers and shoppers out there! If you don’t mind sharing your recipes, […]

Living well with Parkinson’s from a patient’s perspective

For as long as I’ve been involved with our local Parkinson’s support group, we’ve prided ourselves as being a positive and upbeat group. No pity party here! We are all inspired – people living with Parkinson’s as well as their family and friends – when we hear how people live their lives with a positive […]

Special educational program on End of Life Care

Wednesday, November 2, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon Sponsored by Capital Caring, Insight Memory Care Center, and the Parkinson Social Network. As the end of life approaches, it can be a very difficult time to deal with the variety of emotions, while still coordinating care for a loved one. In honor of Hospice Month, please […]

A Message From the Parkinson Voice Project – How to Live With Intent

Today I watched a video with one of the best explanations of what Parkinson’s disease is. People who know me, know how I cringe whenever a Parkinson’s presentation begins with an explanation of how James Parkinson first described the shaking palsy, because it’s often an indication that the speaker doesn’t really know much about PD. This […]

WPC 2016 – First Thoughts

I love the buzz at conferences. So many people gathered together with a common interest ranging from above average to obviously passionate, as was the case last week at the World Parkinson Congress 2016 (WPC 2016) in Portland, Oregon. It was attended by 4,400 people from 67 countries! There was a kind and compassionate vibe […]

Appreciating the good stuff

It’s a gorgeous spring day and I’m sitting out in our backyard with my tablet thinking about writing something but nothing’s happening. Not in the writing department anyway. Our two dogs are having a wonderful time checking out their new four-footed neighbors, chasing each other, and just lying in the grass munching on sticks. They […]

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