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Event April 16 to be held in Observance of Parkinson's Awareness Month

This April, millions of people around the world will recognize April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Cape Girardeau County residents are working hard to make their contribution on a local level.

A Parkinson’s Support Group has been started that will meet the third Monday of each month. The Parkinson's Support Group is a collaborative effort between Southeast Missouri State University College of Health and Human Services Gerontology program/initiatives, SoutheastHealth and Saint Francis Medical Center.

The Southeast Missouri Parkinson’s Support Group invites community members to participate in Parkinson’s Awareness Month by attending an educational event on Monday, April 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Cape Girardeau Public Library located at 711 N. Clark Street in Cape Girardeau.

As Desma Reno, MSN, RN, local facilitator and assistant professor of nursing at Southeast Missouri State University, said, “Living with Parkinson’s is a community issue. We all need to be more aware of chronic diseases like Parkinson’s. Participation in support groups and in fundraisers helps caregivers and those living with this disease better cope.”

Reno invites all community members to join the support group in raising Parkinson’s awareness by attending the April 16 meeting. Please contact Reno at (573) 651-2939 for more information about Parkinson’s disease and the regional support group.

Location: Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 N. Clark Street
Price: Free and open to the public
Contact: Desma Reno, MSN, RN
(573) 651-2939
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