Senior Helpers of East San Diego Attends Parkinson's Walk
The Senior Helpers East San Diego family was honored to be out at Liberty Station | San Diego, California recently walking to help raise money for Parkinson’s research. It was a beautiful Saturday in Point Loma; we had a booth and were able to chat with and connect to lots of other folks out supporting this wonderful cause from all around the county. My whole family attended, including one of the youngest walkers pictured above, Desmond Mostella (Age 2). My Grandpa was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 89 and while this didn’t allow for too much time for the disease to progress, we still saw the effects on his physical and mental health and we all had him in our hearts and minds as we walked.
This event was organized by the local Parkinson's Association of San Diego and had a pretty good turn out after being cancelled last year. I was able to connect with other companies in the community supporting people and families affected by this disease like the Southern Caregiver Resource Center who provides Caregiver training and a small amount of free Respite care for family members. Rock Steady , which is a local boxing gym dedicated solely to promoting exercise among Parkinson’s patients and a national partner of Senior Helpers, and MusicWorx, which provides music therapy to those affected by all kinds of diseases, including Parkinson’s.
If you or a family member here in San Diego has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, do yourself a favor and connect with the executive director of the local Parkinson’s Association, Chris Bucher. Give him a call at 858-999-5671 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. His team will be able to connect you with community resources and get you started down the path of educating yourself on this disease and it’s currently known treatments. It is extremely important to stay connected with the community and know you are not alone in the fight.
Written By: Maureen Mostella / Co-Owner and Senior Advisor @ Senior Helpers East San Diego