a day to celebrate professionals, everyday heroes

a day to celebrate professionals, everyday heroes
a day to celebrate professionals, everyday heroes

Françoise Roy, secretary of the departmental committee of the France Parkinson association, unveiled, Friday April 5, the details of the program for World Parkinson’s Day, during a meeting held at the club in the Grand-Poirier district in Châteauroux. This event will be held Thursday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Departmental Sports House.

Under the theme “Living with illness”, the day will focus on the personal experience of those affected by this neurodegenerative disease, as well as the professionals who support them on a daily basis. “It is an opportunity for members and the public to come together, exchange experiences and provide information”declares Françoise Roy.

“An opportunity for members and the public to come together”

Last year, research was at the heart of concerns. This year, the focus is on the practical, everyday aspects of living with the disease. “We don’t die of Parkinson’s, but gradually we can be confronted with increasing challenges, particularly in terms of mobility”explains the secretary of the committee, who pleads for a strengthening of medical infrastructure and support networks in Indre, in order to guarantee better care for patients.

After the opening introduction by President François-Xavier Roy and the testimony of patients and professionals, it is Anne Forichon, speech therapist in Châteauroux, who will take the floor to address the crucial importance of vocal rehabilitation in patients around 10 h 30. Anne-Lise Aussour, dietician, will then take over to explore the link between diet and Parkinson’s. The morning of entertainment will conclude with the intervention of occupational therapist Anne-Lise Perrot and the committee’s gymnastics facilitator Marie-Clémence Chevalier.

The activities of the France Parkinson 36 committee

> Preventive gymnastics activities, Mondays, at 2 p.m., at the André-Mondon gymnasium in Châteauroux, next to the young workers’ center (during school periods).

> For its members: singing workshops on Fridays, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Grand Poirier club (during school periods), meals, information meetings.

> Telephone reception, meetings at departmental headquarters, meals.

> Publication of an annual newsletter, provision of documentation published by headquarters, training sessions intended for people in training, gerontological coordinations or any other public, on request.

> France Parkinson 36, 24 allée La Pérouse in Châteauroux. Such. 02.54.27.81.50 or 06.71.56.51.44. Email: [email protected]

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