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 (or reduced) cost to those affected by Parkinson's disease living in the Dallas area, including the following:

  • group exercise, swimming, and cycling classes
  • speech therapy
  • care partner support groups
  • Dance for Movement Disorders and Dance for PD® classes
  • non-contact boxing for people with Parkinson's disease
  • monthly educational/motivational meetings
  • monthly newsletter by mail and email

See a map and full schedule of our groups and classes on our Group Schedules page.

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, July 10, 2017 - 12:30 p.m. – July Jubilee Luncheon - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
    Entertainment: Me and Pooch
    DAPS will provide the BBQ meat, you bring your favorite salad, side, or dessert!

  • NO GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN AUGUST

  • 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: Woodrow Wilson Variations

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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