Heart Of Texas Parkinson’s And Caregivers Support (HOTPACS)
Exercise — Education — Inspiration
- Low Impact Exercise Classes (either sitting or standing as able) address the physical side effects of Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders. Exercise strengthens weakening muscles and improves balance and coordination, which helps prevent injury from falling.
- Voice and Facial Exercises strengthen muscles in the mouth and neck. This helps improve speech and swallowing, and reduces the risk of choking.
- Professional Speakers are scheduled once a month in September through June. HOTPACS invites certified professionals to speak about Parkinson’s research, treatments, therapies, and patient care management.
- Experience-Sharing Meetings are scheduled once a month for candid and confidential discussions in separate groups: one for people with Parkinson’s (PWPs); and one for their care partners.
Since its founding in 1986, HOTPACS has been the only non-profit organization to offer assistance to PWPs and care partners in Waco. Several participants in our group travel from elsewhere in Central Texas.
We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 – 4 p.m., at the Community Fellowship Church, 2001 N. Valley Mills Drive in Waco, where Cobbs Drive intersects.
HOTPACS is an IRS tax-exempt organization under 501(c)(3), section 590(a)(2).