Pamlico Parkinsons Blog
Parkinson’s Group Music Therapy
Wednesday February 23, 2022

Ten weeks of free online virtual Music Therapy sessions will be available beginning Wednesday, March 9 at 10:00am. Cost of the sessions is being covered by the Pamlico and New Bern Parkinson’s support groups.

Please sign up now, as seats are limited. A Parkie and caregiver need only one seat and can log onto a single device together. To sign up, please go to:

Perhaps you’re thinking, “What is the benefit of Music Therapy?” or “Why would I want to participate?”

Last November, we had a meeting based on a presentation called “Music in the PD Brain” by Movement Disorder Specialist Matthew Brodsky, MD, describing how Music Therapy can enhance alternate brain pathways around the parts of our brain damaged by Parkinson’s.

Dr. Brodsky’s presentation can be viewed here:

Chair Yoga Classes Offered. ZOOM in for FREE
Wednesday August 12, 2020

 The Pamlico Parkinson’s Network invites you to join us online for Chair Yoga via Zoom.  We are thrilled to have Registered Yoga Instructor Karen Gabriel, E-RYT 200 RYT 500 lead us through gentle poses and soothing stretches in this FREE five class series. The classes have started but you’re welcome to Zoom in for any or all of the upcoming sessions listed below. No previous yoga experience necessary. To see what it’s about, view one of Karen’s Chair Yoga sessions here at

Pamlico Parkinson’s is offering these classes for FREE. A competed Liability Waiver is all that’s required for attendance.  Just print the waiver, fill it in, sign and return it:
By mail to:  Dave Mauney, P.O. Box 846, Oriental, NC 28571, or
By scan and email to:

Once he’s received your signed waiver form, Dave will send you a Zoom invite with the necessary login information before each class. Classes are from 10am-11am on the following Thursdays:

July 30th
August 13th
August 27th
September 10th
September 24th


Karen Gabriel Demonstrates Chair Yoga
Monday July 13, 2020

Karen Gabriel Demonstrates Chair Yoga at the June 30, 2020 Meeting:

( Pamlico Parkinson’s Chair Yoga Virtual Class Waiver )

Dr. Thomas L. Southern Jr Speaks About Dysphagia
Thursday June 11, 2020

Dr. Thomas L. Southern spoke with the group for the June 9, 2020 Meeting:

We're Still Meeting
Wednesday April 22, 2020

Pamlico Parkinson’s has adjusted to the new normal. Covid19 precautions have kept us from gathering in person for our semi-monthly support group meetings.

But as with Parkinson’s itself, we adapt; we now meet on line from the comfort of home via Zoom. We expanded as well, now meeting every Tuesday starting at 2pm.

If you would like to attend a meeting – contact Dave Mauney in advance at (you’ll need an invite to sign in).