On Thursday, September 13, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host its Parkinson’s Support Group meeting. The event is happening at 10 a.m. at the retirement community located at 3030 Park Avenue in Bridgeport.

The meeting will feature speaker Michelle Novachek, a speech language pathologist at Amedisys Home Health Care in Stratford. She will discuss speech and swallowing issues that sometimes affect people with Parkinson’s disease.

“Our Parkinson’s Support Group is geared towards both people who have the disease and those who help care for them,” said Tracy-Ann Samuel, Director of Community Life at The Watermark at 3030 Park. “We bring in experts to address issues related to the disease with the ultimate goal of educating our guests on different ways to make people living with the disease more comfortable.”

Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease of the central nervous system. The most common symptom includes uncontrollable shaking and difficulty walking. It is estimated 6.3 million people suffer from the disease worldwide, with 1.5 million of those cases in the United States alone.

The September Parkinson’s Support Group meeting is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, please call The Watermark at 3030 Park at 203-374-5611.

About The Watermark at 3030 Park:

The Watermark at 3030 Park, located at 3030 Park Avenue on the Bridgeport/Fairfield line in Connecticut, is a distinctive community for seniors, offering exceptional independent living, assisted living, skilled rehabilitation and memory care. The Watermark at 3030 Park is professionally managed by Watermark Retirement Communities, a company committed to creating extraordinary communities where people thrive. For more information,
please visit www.watermarkcommunities.com/3030park.