Welcome to DAPS!

Welcome to the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS)! We are glad you have found us, and hope you will find this site informative.

DAPS offers many services at no cost to those affected by Parkinson's disease living in the Dallas area, including:

North Texas Giving Day 2016

We are counting down the days until North Texas Giving Day!

Since 1978 DAPS has been impacting and improving lives. We couldn’t do it without your support! On Thursday, September 22, we need you to join people all across the nation who will be giving to the nonprofit of their choice. Your gift to DAPS will help us continue to impact and improve the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s disease.

You can make a difference! Your gift will provide the funds needed for:

Exercise classes • Speech Therapy classes • Support Groups • Partners in Care Groups

Dance Classes • Non-Contact Boxing Classes

Educational Programs • General Meetings • DAPS Newsletters

Please go to bit.ly/NTGD-DAPS on Thursday, September 22, between 6:00 am and midnight to make a donation to DAPS. Donations of any amount are appreciated. Communities Foundation of Texas, sponsor of North Texas Giving Day, gives prize money to various nonprofits in part based upon the number of donors. To be counted toward the prize money, your gift needs to be at least $25. If you are uncomfortable giving online, call the DAPS office (972-620-7600) between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm and we will assist you in making your donation.

Thanks to generous donors willing to match your gift, here is how your money can go further:

  • From 6:00 am to 7:00 am donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $500 total.
  • From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2500 total.

If you would like to sponsor an hour of matching donations, please contact Mike Miles at 972-620-7600.

Thank you for your support and your impact on the lives of so many.

General Membership Meetings

Mark your calendars NOW for these free educational and social events! You can find out more about each event and register in advance by clicking the date links below.

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 - 1:00 p.m.
    Speaker: Jeryn Laengrich, MS, CCC/SLP
    Topic: “How Skilled Nursing and Rehab Can Keep You Moving"

  • Monday, October 17, 2016 - 1:00 p.m.
    Speaker: TBA
    Topic: TBA

  • Monday, November 7, 2016 - 1:00 p.m.
    Speaker: TBA
    Topic: TBA

  • Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:30 p.m. - Holiday Luncheon
    Entertainment: TBA

These fun and informative meetings, held in Fellowship Hall (unless otherwise noted) at University Park United Methodist Church (4024 Caruth Blvd, Dallas, TX 75225), feature a different guest speaker each month. Presenters range from local neurologists to motivational speakers. After the presentation, there is time for questions, followed by a social hour with snacks. These meetings are free and open to all who are interested in learning more about Parkinson's disease and about DAPS. Mark your calendar for the dates above, and look for details in the monthly newsletter. We look forward to seeing you!

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