Residents who are interested in learning more about Parkinson's disease are invited to attend the 6th Annual Parkinson's Symposium, a special presentation from the Shell Point Academy. The symposium will be on Friday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Village Church Auditorium on the Island.
"Research on Parkinson's is extremely important in determining how to improve the quality of life and daily living for individuals who are affected by this disease," said Teri Kollath, Manager of Academy and Volunteer Services. "This presentation will offer a wealth of insight into how this disease works and ways to help manage it."
The Symposium will feature five experienced speakers that will cover topics such as how medications affect this disease, the criteria for DBS surgery, how voice enhances movement, ways to improve daily living activities and more. The scheduled speakers include Dr. Carlos Singer, MD; Kevin O'Neil, MD, FACP; Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP; Jeanne Csuy, PT, GCS; and Dan McGovern, Movement Therapist.
To attend the Parkinson's Symposium, please RSVP to Jeanne Csuy at the Parkinson's Outreach Center by calling 239-931-8838. The cost will be $20, which includes registration, a continental breakfast and lunch.
The Academy at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents in the retirement community. For three semesters every year, The Academy provides a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults that touch on the six components of wellness. Anywhere from 70 to 90 classes take place per semester.
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry, and recently received a 5-star rating from the Federal government for the Larsen Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility on site.