UofL Physicians - Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Presents Fall Lunch and Learn Speaker Series

Published on September 14, 2017

UofL Physicians - Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders presents this monthly series. The event is free, but registration is required. The lunch and learns take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Bill Collins Parkinson's Resource Center at Frazier Rehab Institute, 220 Abraham Flexner Way. Call 502-582-7654 to register. 

Friday, Sept. 15

Parkinson's Disease 101: A guide for the first years 

Victoria N. Holiday, M.D.

Dr. Holiday is a neurologist and movement disorders specialist at Uofl Physicians - Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. She is a native of eastern Kentucky, studied medicine at the University of Kentucky and completed her residency in neurology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She finished a two-year fellowship in movement disorders at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland. Dr. Holiday will provide an overview for those who recently were diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, address best management of symptoms and ways how to optimize your health.

Friday, Oct. 20

Managing Parkinson's Disease: Making physical therapy and physical activity work for you 

Sandy Alvey, PT, CLT 

Sandy graduated from the University of Kentucky with a master's degree in physical therapy in 2000. She has worked for Frazier Rehab Institute for 17 years. She has several special interests in physical therapy including; lymphedema, vestibular dysfunctions and Parkinson's disease. 

She has been certified in LSVT BIG since 2009 and enjoys meeting and working with patients affected by Parkinson's disease or other gait/neurological disorders. She strives to improve each patient's quality of life and functional independence-along with getting to know the patient personally. LSVT BIG is a program that improves walking, balance and re-calibrates bigger movements to reduce risk of falls and improve safety with household and community ambulation. The program also looks at daily tasks, how difficult they are to complete, and we work on improve ease with each activity (ie; sit to stand, getting up from a chair, getting in and out of bed).

Friday, Nov. 17

Planning Ahead: The nuts and bolts of financial and legal planning 

John Dotson, J.D. 

John Dotson is a partner in the law firm of Kentucky ElderLaw PLLC, with offices in Louisville and Bowling Green, Kentucky. John assists older clients, their children and other family members with Veteran's pension benefits, nursing home admittance and stays, Medicaid planning and submission, asset preservation, asset distribution, mental capacity issues, probate, guardianship and other matters, both financial and non-financial. In addition, he drafts legal documents such as last wills, durable powers of attorney, living wills, health care surrogates, trusts and care agreements for clients and family members.

Friday, Dec. 8

Holiday Gathering

Please join us in the Bill Collins Parkinson's Resource Center in the lobby of Frazier Rehab Institute for some holiday cheer. You will have the opportunity to interact with all of our providers, learn about plans for our center in 2018, enjoy a musical performance and participate in a gift raffle. This event is open to all patients and families and is a great way to meet others impacted by Parkinson's disease. A light festive lunch will be provided. Please call (502) 582-7654 to register.