Carroll Area Parkinson Group Schedules Event During Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and the Iowa chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) in partnership with the Carroll Area Parkinson Disease Support Group are inviting the Carroll area to recognize and increase awareness of the disease that impacts over 20,000 Iowans and nearly two million Americans. The groups will be hosting Gary Johnson and his Gadgets & Gizmos presentation at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, in the fourth-floor education center at St. Anthony Regional Hospital. Parkinson’s disease instances increase with age, but an estimated four percent are diagnosed before the age of 50. Although there is no known cause or cure for Parkinson’s, education and awareness not only help with understanding, but also support raising funds for research to find a cure. The Delay the Disease exercise class will immediately follow the April 7 presentation. To RSVP for the program and a light lunch, call 794-5815 by Monday, April 4.