Lunch & Learn Series

Join us for the next Lunch & Learn Event

Coping with Parkinson's disease

Friday, April 5, 2019

12 - 1 p.m.

Coffey County Hospital Allen Woods II Conference Room

Seating is limited. Pre-register by calling

(620) 364-2121 Ext. 4174 or CLICK HERE .

Many people find themselves overwhelmed upon a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Finding accurate, appropriate, and pertinent information regarding the disease and available resources often presents a challenge for those newly diagnosed and their families.

Coffey Health System Speech Language Pathologist Jessica Jones and Nurse Practitioner Ashley Beying will discuss Parkinson’s disease at the next installment of CHS Lunch & Learn series on April 5.

“Receiving the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease can be an isolating and fearful experience, Beying said.   “With the appropriate medications, treatment, and support, you can continue to live a fulfilling life.”

Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement. Over time, swallowing and speech are often affected.

"Voice and swallowing provide us with some of the basic needs for survival and  social needs,” states Jones. “We have new services coming to Coffey County Hospital to assist our patients with diagnosis and treatment.”       

The noon presentation takes place in Coffey County Hospital’s Allen Woods 2 conference room. Attendance and lunch are free. Seating is limited, so register today by calling Virginia DuBuke at (620) 364-2121 Ext. 4174. Evening callers may leave a voice-mail including their name, telephone and the number of people wanting to attend. Reservations are also taken online at www.coffeyhealth.org .           

        

   The Lunch & Learn program is a community service of Coffey Health System.


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