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:

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Provide funds for exercise, speech and swallowing therapy, family support, and educational programs for those affected by Parkinson's disease.

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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, May 8, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
    Speaker: Alisa Vitorino, Director of Business Development for Dougherty's Pharmacy
    Topic: Medical Equipment 101

  • Monday, June 12, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
    NOTE: At Edgemere (8523 Thackery St, Dallas, TX 75225)
    Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Cooper
    Topic: "Exercise is a Miracle Drug!"

  • Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:30 p.m. – July Jubilee Luncheon
    Speaker: TBA
    Topic: TBA


  • Monday, September 11, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
    Speaker: TBA
    Topic: TBA

  • Monday, October 16, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
    Speaker: TBA
    Topic: TBA

  • Monday, November 6, 2017 - 1:00 p.m.
    Speaker: TBA
    Topic: TBA

  • Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:30 p.m. – Holiday Luncheon
    NOTE: In the Activity Center of UPUMC

    Entertainer: TBA

These fun and informative meetings and luncheons, held in Fellowship Hall (unless otherwise noted) at University Park United Methodist Church (UPUMC) at 4024 Caruth Blvd, Dallas, TX 75225, feature a different guest speaker or entertainer each month. Presenters range from local neurologists to motivational speakers. After each presentation, there is time for questions, followed by a social hour with snacks. The meetings are free (luncheons cost $10/person) and open to all who are interested. 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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