Learn about Parkinson’s Disease and How Support Groups Can Help

Georgetown, DE (March 10, 2014): Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that causes the death of nerve cells in the brain and affects a variety of motor functions in its victims. What causes the disease remains a mystery, as does a cure for an affliction that captures within its clutches more than 60,000 new victims in America each year. 

There is help, though, for those living with Parkinson’s here in Sussex County. Dennis Leebel of the Sussex County Parkinson Education and Support Group will be the featured guest speaker at the next meeting of the Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities on Monday, March 24. Mr. Leebel will present “Parkinson’s in Sussex County”, a discussion focused on the number of cases in Sussex County and throughout Delaware, various care options, and the rise of support groups that are helping to meet the needs of those affected by the disease. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Lewes Senior Center, 32083 Janice Road, in Lewes. 

The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities is an 11-member panel established by the Sussex County Council to be an advocate for programs and policies that benefit older and disabled residents. The committee meets every other month, in January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are open to the public.

The Advisory Committee’s mission is to increase dialogue, make recommendations to Sussex County Council, and to give support, assistance and advice on significant issues and programs that may affect the lives of the county’s aging and adults with physical disabilities populations.

For more information, visit the Advisory Committee’s page at www.sussexcountyde.gov/boards-committees.

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