Parkinson's Nebraska is committed to helping people at the local level to gain the knowledge and access the services you, your family and your caregivers need. And like most things, the more you know about Parkinson's, the better your journey.
Parkinson's disease is a neurological syndrome that progresses over time. Since it is a movement disorder, it impacts a person's ability to participate in routine tasks such as writing, walking and other activities of daily living. Symptoms vary from person to person but often include rigid muscles, slowness of movement, loss of balance, tremors and soft speech.
More than 1.5 million people have been diagnosed with the disease. Though people with Parkinson's disease are typically older, one in every 10 people diagnosed is under the age of 40. The experience of living with Parkinson's disease is different for each person affected, and while medications can help suppress symptoms, none have been shown to slow or stop the disease from progressing. However, remaining active through exercise can greatly increase a person's ability to maintain independence and participate in the things they enjoy. We are committed to helping patients and loved ones cope, and to offer help in maintaining your quality of life.
That is why we work hard every day to connect people with Parkinson's to the resources in their community. The exercise classes, support groups, and education we provide helps improve the lives across the state of Nebraska.
Join us on our journey to spread awareness and provide life enhancing services to Parkinson's patients and their loved ones in Nebraska. Because together, the journey of Parkinson's is A Journey Shared.
Senior Circle of Friends Adult Day Center Entrance Awning
by Clarksville Montgomery County Ajax turner Senior Citizens Center
This Senior Circle of Friends Adult Day Center is a non-profit center that provides services and programs that are aimed at elderly adults who are frail, individuals who can't be left alone while recovering from a stroke, minor injury and those with physical challenges, showing signs of Alzheimer's & Dementia or just in need of some supervision or moderate assistance.
This Senior Circle of Friends ADC provides planned, structure, physical, and mentally stimulating, activities, health screening, nutritional snacks, and hot meals in a social setting. The ADC program is person-centered with Individual Care Plans encouraging family and community involvement.
The one continuing need of the ADC has been an entrance awning to protect the individuals from inclement weather when arriving and departing from the building.
There is a distance of forty feet from the unloading area to the ADC door. This is a considerable distance for a caregiver to escort their loved one in the rain or unshaded heat. The entrance awning will also be beneficial to assist emergency personnel to the correct entrance in the event of an emergency in our Adult Day Center.
"Home" is a powerful word, especially for our clients. It represents the place where they feel most comfortable, where things are familiar, and where good memories can present themselves throughout the day. For the 800+ clients we serve, HOME is where they want to be. But living at home can come with challenges that are heighten by lack of financial, social, and physical resources.
CDM's Living with Dignity Program is a special fund that our caregivers can help clients access in order to help them live at home in the safest, most comfortable manner possible. There are numerous home projects that greatly impact our clients for which Medicaid won't cover, including items like ramps and handrails. But with CDM's Living with Dignity program, we can identify the clients who need assistance, work with the community to procure in-kind resources and volunteer help, and fund the appropriate materials for the home repair or enhancement. Living with Dignity truly lives up to its name: helping seniors LIVE WITH DIGNITY, safely, in the home of their choice.
San Diego Oasis is important to many people, for so many reasons. Every day, we hear Oasis members asking questions, learning, speaking new languages, creating artwork, laughing, sharing smiles and hugs, getting fit, telling us their stories and making new friends.
Today, we are asking for your support to continue growing our mission so we can reach even more older adults in our community who want to avoid social isolation by continuing to learn, remain active, and stay engaged.
At San Diego Oasis, we strongly believe we are the "new" older adult program, full of vibrant activity, stimulating surroundings, and meeting the needs of people from all walks of life between the ages of 50 and 100.
Growing our program requires investments in staffing, course development and community outreach. Will you please consider a donation to help us grow?