- April 13, 2019
-- A Parkinson's Support Group will be meeting at Wellesley Council on Aging's Tolles Parsons Center, 500 Washington Street, Wellesley
, MA 02482 on a monthly basis on the First Thursday of the month, from 10:30 – 11:30. Attendees can stay from 11.30 to 12 noon to network if they prefer. Lunch is available immediately after to those who RSVP in advance.
The support group is led by Nicole "Niki" Sinopoli Fein, MSW, LICSW. Niki Fein is also the director of Next Step Elder Care, LLC. She is a Clinical Social Worker specializing in geriatrics. Niki's private practice includes psychotherapy to seniors in their home.
Parkinson's Support Group sessions are geared to people with the diagnosis and their caregivers and family members. There is no set agenda or theme. Participants are encouraged to speak about what is on their mind. Open ended conversation then follows.
Conversation tends to include the impact of receiving the diagnosis, experiencing changes, finding a doctor and a team, managing medications, exploring new research and minimizing symptoms in a non-medical way. Both Wellesley residents and non-residents are eligible to participate in the program, with registration priority, if necessary, given to Wellesley residents.
The on-going gathering is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association and by FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston. FirstLight Home Care is a leading provider of non-medical home care, helping individuals in more than 30 states achieve the quality of life they deserve. The company has set a new standard in home care by creating an unmatched Culture of Care that drives industry-leading client and employee satisfaction. FirstLight is a lifeline not only for seniors, but for people recovering from illness, injury or surgery; adults with disabilities;
and anyone over the age of 18 who needs extra assistance. Care can be provided at private residences, as well as independent and assisted living communities.
Participants are asked to RSVP. Please call the Wellesley Council on Aging at (781) 235-3961 (https://www.google.com/search?q=Wellesely+Council+on+Agin...