WYMT: Organization Leaders Come Together To Spread Awareness On Parkinson’s Disease

CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) – On Saturday, some organizations hosted a ‘renew retreat,’ in an effort to spread awareness of Parkinson’s Disease, one officials said is increasing in Kentucky.

Parkinson’s in Motion, Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Alliance and Revolution Physical Therapy joined forces to provide an educational experience for folks attending.

“There’s such a large community of people living with Parkinson’s in the Southeastern Kentucky community that we really didn’t… I didn’t realize, I don’t think a lot of people realize is how big that community was,” said Revolution Physical Therapist Alex Sears. “Being from Southeastern Kentucky, we don’t have a lot of the resources or didn’t previously have a lot of the resources that would help these people.”

Kelly Papesh with Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Alliance said they wanted to give folks the opportunity to learn more about the disease and how to navigate it in a community where some folks face challenges getting help.

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