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Parkinson’s Support Group
Jewish Community Services, in sponsorship with the Edward A. Myerberg Center and the Parkinson’s Disease Movement Disorders Center of Johns Hopkins University, holds a monthly Parkinson’s Disease Support Group for community members with Parkinson’s and their families and caregivers.
The group, which is free and open to the public, meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road in Baltimore from 2:00 to 3:00pm. Walk-ins are welcome.
Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative disease in which the brain stops producing a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Since dopamine helps people regulate their body movements and emotions, without it patients can experience great difficulty. While there’s currently no cure for Parkinson’s Disease, there is help for the nearly one million people in the US who are living with it.
For specific meeting dates or for more information, visit jcsbaltimore.org/parkinsons or call 410-843-7352.
Support Group for Adults with Low Vision
Jewish Community Services (JCS) offers a Support Group for Adults with Low Vision. The ongoing group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the Edward A. Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road, Baltimore.
Participants hear informative speakers, learn about helpful resources, and gain support from people facing similar challenges. There is no fee, and new members are welcome. This group is supported by the Sylvan and Isabelle Ribakow Low Vision Support Group Endowment Fund of JCS.
For more information, please contact Janet Kurland, LCSW-C at 410-843-7306 or email@example.com.
People whose lives have been touched by adoption, especially adult adoptees and birthparents, often have a strong interest in searching for family connections. Come join a monthly Adoption Search Group offered by Jewish Community Services. In this non-sectarian group, facilitated by Myra Hettleman, LCSW-C, Adoption Specialist, participants discuss whether to search, how to search, and how to handle issues that arise after searching. A small fee is charged. For more information call 410-843-7365.
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