Parkinson Association of the Carolinas | SHARE Charlotte

Parkinson Association of the Carolinas

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Ann Marie Obrikat
Main Address:
2101 Sardis Road North
Box 15
Charlotte, NC 28227

What We Do

The overarching goal for the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC) is to help support people with Parkinson’s disease throughout North and South Carolina, so they can remain independent and stay active in the community, until a cure is found.

The Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC) was formally recognized as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization in 2002 with a mission “to serve as a resource for individuals and their families affected by Parkinson’s disease in the Carolinas, through education, community outreach and direct support”.

The organization uses their resources and expertise to support, educate and empower those impacted by the Disease. They give patients the tools needed to better manage the Disease and to allow them to maintain the highest quality of life, for as long as possible.

PAC currently does this in the following ways:
-We maintain a website and distribute an electronic monthly newsletter which includes community resources, support group meetings, events and a variety of other topics.
-We create and strengthen opportunities for a peer-to-peer support network for patients and care partners to give and receive emotional and practical support to others who are in the same situation.
-We maintain a speakers bureau of individuals and organizations who are willing to speak to patients, care partners or large support groups about the challenges that people with Parkinson's encounter during their journey with the Disease.
-We partner with several major medical centers and other organizations to offer educational symposiums for patients and their families.

Interesting Info

Toll-free resource line, answered by the Program Coordinator, for individuals seeking information about Parkinson’s disease and details about resources.
Provide movement therapy programs such as Gentle Yoga.
Assist over 80 support groups throughout North and South Carolina to design and facilitate meetings that are in-line with the needs of participants

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Upcoming Events

Poker 4 Parkinson's September 23, 2019 -
4:30pm to 10:30pm
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