ABOUT THE EVENT
Phoenixville Public Library will host a free presentation, “Parkinson’s Disease 101”, on Monday, July 30 at 7:00 PM. Wendy R. Lewis, Executive Director of the Parkinson Council, will be the speaker. Over 1.5 million people in the United States are living with Parkinson’s disease with 50,000 new cases diagnosed every year. While most people develop symptoms in their late 50s or early 60s, approximately 20% of all patients are diagnosed at a younger age. And as the “Baby Boomer” generation ages, more working professionals (friends, colleagues, and family members) will be living with the disease. Learn more about Parkinson’s disease, from diagnosis to its impact on families and communities, and how people with Parkinson’s are battling back. Join Wendy R. Lewis, Executive Director of The Parkinson Council, a local nonprofit organization that invests in local institutions that improve the quality of life for families living (and thriving) with Parkinson’s. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.