Lunch and learn program “Understanding Parkinson’s Disease” to be held Aug. 14

The Waushara County Department of Aging/ADRC will host a Healthy Aging lunch and learn program “Understanding Parkinson’s Disease” on Tuesday, Aug. 14, presented by Rachel Wilberding, Community Development Director, American Parkinson Disease Association. During this program, those who attend will learn the basics of Parkinson’s disease, tips and strategies for coping, and resources to assist individuals diagnosed with Parkinson disease and their caregivers. Parkinson’s disease is a type of movement disorder that can affect the ability to perform common daily activities. It is characterized by its most common of motor symptoms: tremors, stiffness, or rigidity of the muscles, and slowness of movement. Other symptoms can include sleep problems, constipation, anxiety, and fatigue, among others. The program will begin at noon in the demonstration room at the Waushara County courthouse on lower level. The public is invited, and there is no cost to attend. Bring a lunch of your choosing or order a chef salad from the Department of Aging for a fee. While the program begins at noon, lunches will be available at 11:45 am to allow time to be seated before the program begins. For more information or to order lunch, call (920) 787-0403 or 1-877-364-5344.