Parkinson's Awareness Month is April


HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital and community partner Juniper Village at Brookline hosted an educational event about Parkinson’s disease on April 11th, in honor of Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month.  The event featured a panel of experts who shared information about health care, therapy programs and resources to improve the quality of life for those living with a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. 

Parkinsons Event 2018

The panel included, back row:  Lance Kephart, RPh, director of pharmacy, HealthSouth; Sharon Rose, PT, physical therapist, HealthSouth; and Nicole Etter, PhD., CCC-SLP, speech language pathologist, assistant professor, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State University, and co-facilitator of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group at Foxdale Village and Brain Builders at Juniper Village. Front row: Tracy Stoltz, OTR/L, occupational therapist, director of therapy operations, HealthSouth; Denise McDonald, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist, HealthSouth; Katie Castro, PCHA, director of wellness, Juniper Village at Brookline; and Katie Kensinger, senior director of community relations, Juniper Village at Brookline.  Missing from the photo is Leah Young, DPT, physical therapist, HealthSouth.

Source: HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

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