If you are Newly Diagnosed with PD you might find it assuring and helpful to have a Peer to talk with as you navigate integrating Parkinson’s into your life plan.
Peers are volunteers that have spoken with many others, and have been on this journey long enough to share their experiences and to, most importantly, hear your concerns.
Though Peers will never offer any medical advice, they may guide you in what are positive steps forward and how to handle this road we are all on together.
Not So Newly Diagnosed also might find it’s the right time to include a Peer on their team. Our friends and family maybe wonderful, but there comes a deep support, connection, and a shorthand, when talking with someone whose own concerns are your concerns.
Here is the recording from Sunday, May 16, about our program, featuring women who are participating as mentors and mentees.
Pay it Forward
Are you ready to be a Peer Mentor? Perhaps someone helped you adjust to your life with Parkinson’s and now you can help someone else. Or maybe you have become the go-to person in your community about Parkinson’s. We need women like you to step forward to help those who are new to PD.
Peer support programs have been life changing to many of the women who volunteer with the such systems. You may not even know what to ask, but they know what you might need to hear and how to guide your questions. We laugh together, cry together and find great joy together.
We’ve come to realize that we are all partners in living well with this disease. We welcome you to our team.
Join us by filling out the appropriate application. Someone will get back to you soon.
From a Parkinson’s blog written by 2 well known doctors.
Parkinson’s Secrets recommends
“b. Peer-to-peer mentoring where a more seasoned PWP may guide a recently diagnosed patient through their disease trajectory.”