The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of Enid will have Glenn Norris as a guest speaker for its November meeting.
Norris will present his program to people and family members affected by Parkinson’s at 2 p.m. today at Integris Bass Pavilion, 401 S. 3rd. If you or a loved one has Parkinson’s, you are welcome to attend. It will be held in the first floor conference room southwest of the dining room. There is no charge. For information, call Julie Torson at Long Term Care Authority of Enid, Aging Services at (580) 237-2236, or go online to the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma website at parkinsonoklahoma.com. Norris is a retired educator from Edmond who is fighting back against Parkinson’s disease. He has developed an exercise and physical fitness program that people with Parkinson’s can do in their home. Parkinson’s can diminish strength, balance and flexibility over time. His program combats these effects through muscle strengthening, stretching and walking exercises.
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s, affecting about one million people in the United States and an estimated four million worldwide.