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.

Reflections members will be missed


It is with heavy hearts that we announce that John Honeycutt, leader of the Reflections and member of the Dallas Banjo Band, passed away June 3, 2017. John (seated at right in the photo here) played trombone and double bell euphonium with the Reflections, the band who volunteered their time and talents to our DAPS General Membership Meetings for almost 20 years. Billy McDonald, who passed away on May 31, 2017, also played with the Reflections.

John and Billly will be missed by all who knew them. As a result of their passing, the Reflections will not be able to play at the DAPS General Membership Meetings for the foreseeable future. We will keep their families, dear friends and bandmates in our thoughts and prayers.

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.

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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