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HamaspikCare Tapped to Host Community Parkinson’s Awareness Event

March 27, 2017        

By Mendy Hecht, Hamaspik Gazette

Sparks of Life Jewish Center for Parkinson’s to Visit Monsey on May 9th

A growing Jewish community support organization for people affected by Parkinson’s will be making an informative, interactive presentation to the Monsey community after Pesach.

The “Evening of Support,” to be held at the Hamaspik Terrace social hall on Tuesday, May 9th, is being hosted by HamaspikCare, the popular community agency for seniors and others in need of a wide range of home care services.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., Hamaspik of Rockland County’s central doors at 58 Rt. 59 in the heart of Monsey will open to welcome the entire community. 

Addressing the community will be internationally renowned inspirational speaker and author Rabbi Paysach Krohn. 

Also to be presenting is Rebecca M. Gilbert, MD, PhD.  Dr. Gilbert, a leading Parkinson’s authority, is Director of NYU Langone Medical Center’s Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, and Clinical Associate Professor of its Neurology Department.

A question-and-answer session will follow both presentations.  Refreshments will be served.  The event is also free of charge; no reservations are required.

Since its inception several years ago, the Lakewood, New Jersey-based non-profit has been helping the unfortunately growing number of community members, and their affected loved ones, who have to contend with the serious long-term illness.

Sparks of Life was founded in March of 2016 by Lakewood resident-turned-Parkinson’s activist Rabbi Moshe Gruskin, who turned his own diagnosis into a drive to help others with the disease.

Besides informing and empowering inquirers with the latest treatment options and personalized suggestions for each individual case, the non-profit has been hosting public awareness events.

With HamaspikCare uniquely positioned to bring cutting-edge medical awareness to a sizable constituent base, Sparks of Life chose the agency when planning to bring the sizable Monsey community up to speed on Parkinson’s information and options.

“Don’t stand alone,” reads Sparks of Life’s slogan.  And with HamaspikCare’s help, people in Monsey affected by Parkinson’s won’t have to.

For Parkinson’s inquiries, leave message at 732-806-1133.  All calls strictly confidential.  For more information about HamaspikCare, call 1-855-HAMASPIK.