It’s been four months since leaving Saudi Arabia and returning home to Eugene, Oregon. A picture is finally emerging of what I’m going to do.
Yesterday I attended a Eugene-Springfield Parkinson’s Disease support group meeting. A few days earlier, I attended the annual PD education conference (pictured above). Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO) was the sponsor for both events. I’m coming to discover that the Parkinson’s community in these parts is made up of some exemplary people.
I’m also realizing a need to become more involved with this community. And it’s not just becuase the support group musical break by the Temble Clefs featured In the Good Old Summertime (audio above). PRO acivities and events across Oregon and into Washington state include educational and support group meetings, webinars, ping pong tournaments, hiking expeditions, boxing matches and improvisational acting.
The intention is to harness whatever meager skills I may have in the service of promoting Parkinson’s awareness. And if podcast listening or producing can be added to the above list of activities, so much the better.