Parkinson's group to discuss transitions program
A new program designed to help patients transition smoothly from hospital to home will be the focus of the next meeting of the area’s Parkinson's Support Group. The meeting is set for Tuesday, Aug. 5, from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden and is open to all those living with Parkinson’s disease as well as their loved ones and caregivers.
Patricia LaVallee, RN, BSN, part of Pen Bay Medical Center’s new Care Transitions team, will explain how she and other “coaches” work to give adult Medicare patients and their caregivers the support they need for a safe and comfortable return home after a hospital stay.
Support group meetings take place regularly on the first Tuesday of each month, from noon to 1:45 p.m., at the Anderson Inn. Admission is free. Attendees are generally encouraged to bring bag lunches; Quarry Hill provides beverages and desserts.
For information about topics scheduled for group meetings through December 2014, or to learn more about the group in general, contact Carol Witham at 594-1637.
To learn more about Quarry Hill, call 230-6116, or visit www.quarryhill.org or www.facebook.com/QuarryHillCamdenMaine.
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Stephanie is editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. She previously served as editor of Camden Herald following its return in April 2012.
Stephanie also was editor of VillageSoup's Capital Weekly in Augusta and has nearly a decade of experience in the newspaper business ranging from southern and central Maine to Waldo County.
Outside the office, she enjoys reading, cooking and gardening.
Stephanie lives in Washington with her husband Jeff, four children, a dog named Chewbacca, a rabbit and chickens.