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Parkinson’s disease support group: August meeting announcement

The next meeting of the Parkinson’s disease support group will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 1:30-3 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines. Physical Therapists Cindy Mather and Dee Simmons will begin the event by leading everyone in exercises beneficial to those living with Parkinson’s disease. At 2 p.m., Dr. Cherian Karunapuzha, movement disorder specialist at the University of Oklahoma, will address living with Parkinson’s disease.

The Parkinson’s disease support group will meet at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines, 1111 Sixth Ave., in the East Tower, level A, conference rooms one and two. Attendees are encouraged to enter at the Third Street entrance, where valet parking is available. For more information, please contact Valerie Stickel-Diehl at 515-358-0002 or email

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