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April is National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month - Lynn Ross shares her passion!

Apr 04, 2013

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Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Lynn Ross attended Auburn University, earning a degree in interior design.  After college she went into the retail industry, and was a buyer for a department store.  After getting married, Lynn moved to Valdosta with her husband.  There she found a job as the Activities Director for a skilled nursing facility, and absolutely loved it.

Finding she had a knack for working with seniors, she decided to enroll in Valdosta State University's new Masters program in Social Work.  In 2001 she was part of the second graduating class, with only 30 other students!  A year later, in 2002, Lynn moved to Atlanta, and continued to work as an Activities Director at an assisted living facility.  This work led her to a position as a geriatric social worker for an elder law attorney.  Six years ago, today, Lynn became the first social worker in Emory University's Department of Neurology Movement Disorders Program.

Lynn is very passionate about her work with Movement Disorders.  Though her work covers seven different movement disorders, Parkinson's Disease is the most common.  To that end, Lynn is also the coordinator for the American Parkinson's Disease Association's information and referral center.  Coincident with Lynn's appearance on the show, Eugeria! Radio wants to make our listeners aware that April is National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.  To that end, there are a number of events coming up including a golf tournament at Smokerise Country Club, a fundraising walks, several educational events, two shows with Lamb Chop and Mallory Lewis, and more.  For details on these events, check the APDA Georgia Chapter's website at www.apdageorgia.org/.  Also don't miss an opportunity to hear from Emory's researchers on the latest ideas in Parkinson's Disease research:  “Community Conversations with Emory Parkinson’s Disease Researchers" on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta, 30322.  To register, go to www.udall.emory.edu/community_outreach.

To find out more about the Movement Disorder Program at Emory University's Neurology Department, or to reach Lynn directly, call her at 404-728-6300.

We want to thank Griswold Home Care for sponsoring today’s show.  Griswold Home Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Atlanta for 20 years.