Parkinson Disease Education and Support Group of Greater Lafayette
Dr. Huber coordinates a support group for people with Parkinson disease. Meetings are held on one Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted. Meetings run from 5-6 PM at BOXFIT Lafayette, 3540 State Road 38 East, Suite 202 in Lafayette.
If you would like to join our Support Group Mailing list, contact Sandy Snyder at 765-494-6488 or email@example.com.
Please consider joining our Facebook group too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LafayettePDSupportGroup/
Additional resources can be found at the website of the Parkinson’s Awareness Association of Central Indiana (PAACI).
If you are interested in being a participant for one of our studies, please email or call Sandy Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-494-6488). Make sure to indicate which study you are interested in, where you live, and your phone number. We regularly need older adults with and without Parkinson disease to participate in our studies, and we are currently recruiting for a fully virtual telemedicine study.
Assessment and Treatment at Purdue University
The M.D. Steer Speech, Language and Swallowing Clinic at Purdue University offers speech, language, swallowing, and hearing evaluations and treatment. To find out more information or to make an appointment, please call 765-494-4229.
Donations to Support Research
If you would like to make a donation to support the research we are doing, please contact the Purdue Research Foundation. If you call (800-319-2199), tell them that you would like to make a donation to support the research being conducted by Jessica Huber. They have a gift account established for this purpose. You can also make the donation online (giving.purdue.edu) by choosing “Give Now” on the upper panel. Choose “Other” for the designation area and put Jessica Huber in the instructions.
Rock Steady Boxing
Many members of our local PD community participate in the Rock Steady Boxing community. In the Greater Lafayette area, we are fortunate to have three different locations for Rock Steady Boxing. BOXFIT Lafayette in Lafayette, LIVE WELL Fitness and Rehab Center at Westminster in West Lafayette, and Main Street Heat in Attica all offer Rock Steady Boxing classes.
Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day Community Walk
In 2021, the first annual Parkinson’s Moving Day Community Walk was held on July 17th with a goal of raising $5,000 for the Parkinson’s Foundation. The event was held at Memorial Island at Columbian Park in Lafayette and raised over $16,000. In 2022, the event was held on June 18th at Memorial Island at Columbian Park and raised over $21,000 to help make the lives of those fighting Parkinson’s better and research towards a cure.
Stay tuned for details of future Parkinson’s Moving Day Community Walks. As information for next year’s walk become available, we will post it here.