About

The Heart Of Texas Parkinson’s And Caregivers Support (HOTPACS) Group offers exercise, education, and inspiration through informative newsletters, guest speakers, experience-sharing groups, and exercise classes which address the physical (motor functions) and non-motor side effects of Parkinson’s Disease, and other movement disorders.  There are three major FREE activities our HOTPACS Group offers:

  1. Chair Exercise Classes are Tuesday & Thursday every week from 3-4 p.m, except when speaker and sharing meetings are scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.  Using a chair for support, whether sitting or standing, strengthens weakening muscles and improves coordination.
  2. Speaker Meetings are scheduled once a month in September through June.  Expert professionals offer insights and usable information for every aspect of life with Parkinson’s.
  3. Experience-Sharing Meetings are scheduled once a month for candid and confidential discussions in separate groups:  one for the people with Parkinson’s (PWPs); and another for their care partners.

Since its founding in 1986, HOTPACS has been the only non-profit organization to offer assistance to PWPs and Caregivers in Waco, although several participants in our group travel from elsewhere in Central Texas.

We meet 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).

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