Care Partner Power Hour is a virtual support group for African American Care Partners of those who are newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The support group will be led by Lynda Mari, who received her master’s in clinical mental health counseling from Johns Hopkins University. The power hour will be led by Darbe Schlosser, the founder of Motorvation and current graduate student at Columbia University Teachers College.
We understand there are racial disparities in access to specialized care for Parkinson’s disease. These disparities not only affect the patient but also the caregiver as well as the entire family unit. We hope to build an online community that reduces these gaps by addressing multiple pillars of self care; the emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual self.
Our meetings are a safe place to connect with other care partners who are walking the same journey while openly discussing the stresses, challenges, and rewards of caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease. Meetings will be 60 minutes long and held bi-weekly.
Self-care encourages you to maintain a healthy relationship with yourself so that you can transmit those good feelings to others. Exercise is essential in keeping the body and brain healthy. The group exercise classes are 60 minutes long and incorporate light cardio, coordination, and fun.