MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT - SEPTEMBER 2019Category:
“Happy Birthday Jo Rosen” has a glorious, in fact, triumphant ring to it again, for it was four years ago that I faced Colon Cancer and the battle for my life. My birthday gift again this year is my medical report of CANCER FREE! I share this because like so many in our Parkinson’s community, “Quality of Life” takes work and commitment: In my case, I chose to decline chemo and radiation, I changed my lifestyle, hired a nutritionist, focused on exercise and continue to be conscious of my mental state every day.
It takes tremendous support and a team: family, friends, confidential advisors to keep your spirit high, motivate you, navigate life’s details, and guide you during difficult times of traumatic change and struggle.
If you’re new to the Parkinson’s world or have been on the Parkinson’s journey for years, we know the value of support and understanding and are here for you. We offer private consultation, multiple support groups, a wealth of information on our website, and resources dedicated to your “Quality of Life.” You are not alone!
Every month PRO brings you topics of interest and invaluable information. Enjoy our Newsletter and review all the pages on our website, as there are answers to questions you may not have even asked yet as well as inspiring stories to brighten your day.
Help me celebrate my birthday again this year by embracing PRO’s mission with your donations when The ROSES FOR ROSEN invitation arrives in your mailbox (electronic or postal). See page 7.
A report on our exceptionally busy August activities: Our SPA (SPECIAL PERSON’S APPRECIATION) DAY was simply wonderful, warm, rewarding and filled with information, enthusiasm and more persons coming forward to help PRO with its mission. Our friends came from as far away as Los Angeles, Glendora, West Covina, Glendale, and San Diego. We had volunteers, board members, support groups facilitators, Wellness Villagers, donors, employees, and former employees; THE CiAM STUDENTS did an awesome and incredible job with their MBA projects. I was so inspired by their efforts, verve, vigor, and dynamism. The results of their work will start showing on the website and within some of our work; We will have two new “CAREGIVER ONLY” SUPPORT GROUPS starting in Long Beach the first of 2020; check out our website to see the TV show we did to promote the 3RD ANNUAL BNI CHARITY GOLF EVENT on page 5. We’re the beneficiary!
In addition to resuming the support group meetings this month (see the calendar on the back page), September brings you another PROvocative and informative Newsletter. Getting you started with the exciting news ON THE ROAD TO THE CURE; SO YOU DON’T HAVE PARKINSON’S AFTER ALL. COULD IT BE?; Music Therapy Benefits for Parkinson’s Patients; a letter of GRATITUDE; A CLIENT’S LIFE INSURANCE POLICY CAN HELP PAY FOR THEIR CARE; and BITS & PIECES.
Thank you! We are so grateful to all the donors who responded to our continuing request for funds. We cannot do what we do without you.
Join us in making a difference in your life or the life of a loved one this MONTH by making a donation. Supporting us is simple: Make monthly donations through our safe PayPal donation page at ParkinsonsResource.org/donate or mail your donation to our office in Palm Desert, CA.
Until next month, REMEMBER Labor Day on the 2nd, International Day of Charity on the 5th, Grandparent’s Day on the 8th, Patriot Day on the 11th, Start of Fall Equinox on the 23rd and Rosh Hashana starting on the 29th. The flowers are the Aster & Forget-me-not and the Birthstone: Sapphire. ALWAYS remember to CELEBRATE YOU and PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!
Founder & President