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Westfield Parkinson Support Group to Honor Care Partners; Patient Advocate to Speak

WESTFIELD, NJ - November is National Caregiver Month. The Westfield Parkinson Support Group will celebrate their care partners at their meeting on Monday, November 9 at 1:30 pm in the Parish House Lounge at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, 140 Mountain Avenue. 

Margarita Llibre Rogers, patient advocate and social worker, from AbbVie Inc. will be the featured speaker.   Ms. Rogers will provide information about the AbbVie Parkinson’s Disease Advocate program, which is a no-cost program available to patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their carers.  Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with PD for many years, a PD Advocate can help you learn more about your PD, how to find resources to help you live with the disease and identify a team of healthcare professionals who can help you manage your disease progression.  You are invited to learn more about this valuable resource.

The Westfield PD support group, which meets regularly on the 2nd Monday of each month, is free of charge and is open to members of the community who have Parkinson’s disease and/or their care partners.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Barbara Ringk, group facilitator, at 908-403-3129 or bringk@verizon.net.

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