Workshops and Seminars from The Dept. of Aging

JUNE SEMINARS  for SENIORS and CAREGIVERS

The Los Angeles Department of Aging has numerous workshops throughout the San Fernando Valley and other locations.   Click here to see the entire list of seminars . Some examples are: Legal Issues, Fall Prevention, Senior Resource Fair, and Stroke Prevention.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-745-5051 to speak with Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is a non-profit foundation. We provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

As we rely on donations to continue providing these services at no charge, if you would like to support our efforts, you can donate with ease and security at our website or mail us your gift. Please make sure and note our website as a bookmark in your computer. It is:  www.neurocommunity.org 

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the foundation as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Phone number for The NeuroCommunity Foundation

We have a new phone number!

   818  745-5051 

 

Music Mends Minds Studio City and VA West LA Campus

NOW IN STUDIO CITY

MusicMendsMinds

WHEN:  Tuesdays 1:00-2:30pm

Music Mends Mind has started a Studio City program.   MUSIC MENDS MINDS builds musical support groups in an effort to use music as “medicine for the mind,” while creating social support networks crucial to our members’ well-being and providing a joyful outcome for patients, their families and their caregiver.

MUSIC MENDS MINDS’ STUDIO CITY JAZZ BAND
Looking for musicians, singers and volunteers
Are you living with early cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s,dementia, traumatic brain injury or stroke?

Come make music with us! Friends, family, caregivers welcome, too.

The Unitarian Universalist
Church of Studio City
12355 Moorpark Street
Tuesdays 1:00-2:30pm
Free street parking

ALSO: Music mends minds will also have a new program FOR VETERANS  in West LA . Click on colored link below  for information. Music Mends Minds at VA in West LA  Campus 

LEARN MORE AT www.musicmendsminds.org
Band info: Katherine 818-642-8771 or Marie 818-512-7056
Non- Profit 501(c)(3)
The 5th Dementia Band

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you

For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles county, Ventura county, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-885-8623 to speak with Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

As a non-profit foundation, we provide support groups, educational conferences, resources, research updates/ clinical trials information and PD events in the SFV/Ventura/Central Coast/ Inland Empire.

 As we rely on donations to continue providing these services at no charge, if you would like to support our efforts, you can donate with ease and security at our website or mail us your gift. Our website is:  www.neurocommunity.org

 The NeuroCommunity Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the foundation as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Veterans Administration New Tax and Caregiver Services

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 VETERANS  ADMINISTRATION  

 NEW INFORMATION ON THEIR WEBSITE  

           CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINE

            TAX  INFORMATION 

IRS launches a new webpage just for Veteran Resources!
With help from national and local partners, the Internal

Revenue Service (IRS) has launched a new site titled

“Information for Veterans”.  The page is designed to

provide timely federal tax-related information to Veterans

about tax credits and benefits, free tax preparation,

financial education and asset-building opportunities available to Veterans.

Learn more about Veteran specific information by visiting

the new webpage:

 https://www.irs.gov/individuals/information-for-veterans

 NEW– CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINE

With VA’s Caregiver Support Line. assistance is just a quick phone call

away. Whether you’re in need of immediate assistance or have

questions about what services you may be eligible for, the caring

licensed professionals who answer the support line can                                                                                                                                talk with your about a variety of issues.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT: 1-855-260-3274

Professionals can:

· Tell you about the assistance available from VA.

· Help you access services.

· Connect you with the Caregiver Support Coordinator at a VA Medical Center near you.

· Just listen, if that’s what you need right now.

If you’re just getting started with VA, calling the Caregiver Support

Line is a great first step to take to learn more about the support

that’s available to you.  CAREGIVER SUPPORT: 1-855-260-3274

These resources can be most helpful for veterans and their families,

caregivers or friends of yours.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is here for you:

For information about Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders,

support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local

resources in northern Los Angeles county, Ventura county,

Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-885-8623

to speak with Jan D. Somers, Education Director, Parkinson’s

and Movement Disorders Information Center at CARE,

The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S Senate Votes to Protect Medical Research Funding

U.S. Senate Votes to Protect Medical Research Funding

On Tuesday, June 7th,  the U.S. Senate protected important, innovative MS research funded by the Congressional Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) — thanks to MS activists!

MS activists’ outreach over the past week increased bipartisan co-sponsorship of the amendment and helped achieve this victory. More than 4,390 letters were sent and countless calls were made to Capitol Hill. As Senator McCain said during floor debate, “our phones have been ringing off the hook.”

If your Senator(s) voted for the amendment, please send him/her a thank you message.

The MS CDMRP received a $1 million increase in FY 2016–for a total of $6 million. In FY 2017, the House Appropriations Committee approved the same $6 million for the MS CDMRP. The Senate Appropriations Committee does not provide specific funding for the MS CDMRP, but has recommended a five percent increase over its 2016 funding level for medical research.

The NeuroCommunity Foundation:

For information about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, support groups, wellness programs, education events, and local resources in northern Los Angeles county, Ventura county, Central Coast & Central Valley, contact us here or call 818-885-8623 to speak with Jan D. Somers MSW LCSW BCD, Education Director, Parkinson & Movement Disorder Information Center, The NeuroCommunity Foundation.

Zinbryta Injection Approved For Relapsing MS

FDA approved

On May 27th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zinbryta™ (daclizumab) for the treatment of adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Zinbryta™ is a long-acting injection that is self-administered by the patient monthly. [Read more…]

FDA Approves Nuplazid For Treatment Of PD Psychosis

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On April 29th the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Nuplazid (pimavanserin) tablets, the first drug officially authorized to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with psychosis experienced by some people with Parkinson’s disease.

Hallucinations or delusions can occur in as many as 50 percent of patients with Parkinson’s disease at some time during the course of their illness. People who experience them see or hear things that are not there (hallucinations) and/or have false beliefs (delusions). [Read more…]

House Passed the 21st Century Cures Act

US House of Representatives

On July 10, the House passed 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6), a bill to help modernize and personalize health care, encourage greater innovation, support research, and streamline the system.

Advances in research continue to occur at a fast pace but the process of moving these discoveries out of the lab and into the real world where they can benefit people is frustratingly slow. The 21st Century Cures Act is designed to speed the process from scientific discovery to health treatments and cures for people who need them. [Read more…]

Honored to be non profit of the month

The NeuroCommunity Foundation Board of Directors. From left to right: Mitchell Karasov, Professor Stephan Chung, John Amber, Jody Sherman, David Ehrlich, Dr. Ronald Ziman

The NeuroCommunity Foundation Board of Directors. From left to right: Mitchell Karasov, Professor Stephan Chung, John Amber, Jody Sherman, David Ehrlich, Dr. Ronald Ziman

The NeuroCommunity Foundation is honored to be non profit of the month in June 2015 awarded by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitchell Englander (Council District 12).

Bree from the councilmember’s office joined us on Parkinson’s Awareness Day (April 11) for the art lesson with Alison Paolini, and at the Parkinson’s Pathways symposium on May 2nd. She had the opportunity to spend time with our board members and the interviews with Chairman Dr. Ron Ziman and John Amber are featured in the video. [Read more…]

Coordinated Transportation Plan For Los Angeles County

Coordinated Transportation Plan for Los Angeles County Map

Coordinated Transportation Plan for Los Angeles County Map

Act now! The NeuroCommunity Foundation is participating in the coordinated transportation plan for Los Angeles County survey from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and we need your feedback. The opportunity to comment on the update [Read more…]

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Shop with AmazonSmile and Support The NeuroCommunity Foundation

Did you know that you can support The NeuroCommunity Foundation through your everyday online purchases? Amazon.com has a charitable program called AmazonSmile. It is a simple and automatic way for you to support The NeuroCommunity Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to The NeuroCommunity Foundation!

It’s simple:

1) Go to AmazonSmile from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.
2)Login with your amazon.com username and password or create one if you are a new user.
3) Search for The NeuroCommunity Foundation in the search box on the right side where it asks which charity you would like to support.
4) Select The NeuroCommunity Foundation from the search results or type in The NeuroCommunity Foundation should the select not include our organization.
Happy shopping and thank you for supporting The NeuroCommunity Foundation

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Dear The NeuroCommunity Foundation friends,supporters and participants.

If you happen to shop at Ralphs and would like to support The NeuroCommunity Foundation, we would be most appreciative!. If you do shop at Ralphs, we will receive 1 % of your purchase through their community
contribution program. The NeuroCommunity Foundation's Non-Profit Org. number ( NP0 # ) is 82287

All you need to do is enroll online at www.ralphs.com OR by calling Ralphs at
800-443-4438 after September 1, 2016.

If you happened to enroll prior to Sept 1st, Ralphs requires you to register again.

For your convenience, step-by-step website registration instructions are found below or can be found at www.ralphs.com, click on Community, click on Community Contributions, click on ‘Enroll Now’. If you don’t have computer access, please call us at 1-800-443-4438 for assistance.

Use you Ralph’s Rewards Card to Contribute Here’s How:

If you do not have a Ralph’s online account
1. Go to www.ralphs.com/account/create
2. Follow the easy steps to create an online account
3. You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account
4. After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to
www.ralphs.com and click on ‘Sign In’, enter your email address and password.
5. View all your information and edit as necessary
6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
a. Community Rewards – Enroll
b. Type our NPO number 82287 or Neurocommunity.org
c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name
d. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ON-LINE
(This means that you have already entered your email address and assigned yourself a password)

1. Log in to www.ralphs.com
2. Click Sign In
3. Enter your email address and password
4. Click on ‘Your Name’ (In the top right hand corner)
5. View all your information and edit as necessary
6. Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
a. Community Rewards – Re-Enroll
b. Type your NPO number or Name of your Organization
c. Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name
d. Click on Enroll to finish your enrollment process