Monthly Archives: September 2016
Last week, over 4000 Parkinson’s advocates, patients, researchers, speech pathologists, neurologists, authors, those living with Parkinson’s, carepartners/caregivers, family and friends, and those interested in Parkinson’s disease all convened on the beautiful northwest city of Portland, Oregon. #WPC2016, an event only held every 3 years (next to be held in Kyoto Japan in 2019), assembled news makers, scientists, doctors, and patient experts who discussed the latest information in Parkinson’s.
Vendors spanning the globe brought the latest in equipment, tools, medicines and procedures, and therapies for improving the lives of those living with Parkinson’s.
Due to flight delays and adverse weather, my updates have been delayed, but watch for my next post for more pics and my talk with the Editor of the blog, The Shoe Maven, the fashionable and inspirational Tonya Walker, as well as some other observations from this wonderful event.
Here are some photos:
I am so pleased to have Robin Elliott, the Executive Director and CEO of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation answering my questions on my blog today. This is right before the World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon, where thousands will congregate to discuss, share, convene, and educate one another on the latest research in this illness.
Here are eight questions. Five of them are strongly encouraged that you answer them. The remaining three questions are your choice whether you want to provide an answer or not. Thank you for participating.
Chinese, Thai, Italian, Mexican, or Ethiopian—what is your favorite cuisine?
What do you like on your pizza?
Of the four seasons, which is your favorite time of the year?
How many World Parkinson Congress events have you attended?
Four (including this one in 2016)
What are you looking forward to most in Portland, site of the WPC 2016?
Riding a bus tour (if time allows) of the one major city in America that I have never visited
Tell us something about yourself that we might not know about you that you would like to share.
I love to play the piano — preferably in private — and the church organ
Where would you like to go, that you have never been before?
Australia and New Zealand
What is the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) working on that you would like to tell us?
PDF ‘s new program of research and education on the special problems that are confronted by women who have Parkinson’s Disease
Star Trek and I turn 5 decades, 2.5 scores, 1/2 a century, or 50 years old, tomorrow. Needless to say, I am being overly contemplative, reflective, hopeful, and curious for what is to come in the next 50.
Here are a few observations of getting older and turning half a century:
You are only as old as you feel.
Often the greatest joys come from personal and simple pleasures.
Don’t overlook accomplishments that move you closer to a goal.
The older you get, the faster time seems to move.
Do something that makes you happy, everyday.
Savor, appreciate, and share your gratitude with others.