New Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver Support Group on Nov. 13

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October 23, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Contact:  Mary Jo Gustave, 850-278-3289
October 22, 2018                                            maryjo.gustave@ascension.org
 
New Parkinson’s Disease Caregiver Support Group on Nov. 13
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2018) – Caregivers of persons suffering with Parkinson’s disease are invited to join a new monthly Parkinson’s support group meeting hosted by Somerby Senior Living and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast on Tuesday, November 13 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Somerby Senior Living located at 164 West Hewett Rd., Santa Rosa Beach, FL.
 
The first meeting will be an opportunity to meet others and find out about the goals and mission of the support group –­­ to empower caretakers of those suffering from Parkinson’s through education, spirituality, support and humor. Benefits of joining the Parkinson’s caregiver support group include an enhanced sense of community, the ability to share common experiences, gain the support of others in similar situations and the joy of giving and receiving encouragement. The group will meet the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Refreshments are provided.
 
The Parkinson’s caregiver support group is led by the caring and knowledgeable staff of Somerby Senior Living and Sacred Heart Rehabilitation. The Rehabilitation Center at Sacred Heart provides treatment and hope for patients with Parkinson’s through various therapy programs such as LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® by a certified physical or occupational therapist.
 
For more information about the Parkinson’s caregiver support group, please call (850) 660-6037 or the Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center, please call (850) 278-3770.
 
About Sacred Heart Health System
In Florida, Ascension operates Sacred Heart based in Pensacola and St. Vincent’s HealthCare based in Jacksonville. Together, Ascension operates seven hospitals and more than 100 other sites of care, and they employ more than 10,000 associates. Across the region, Sacred Heart and St. Vincent’s have served North Florida communities for more than 145 years. In fiscal year 2017, they provided $168 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty. Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Sacred Heart Health System, visit www.sacred-heart.org.
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