The Comal County Parkinson Support Group (CCPSG) was founded in July 2007 by Tommy Dubuque, a person with Parkinson Disease (PwP). He wanted to provide support for the more than 450 known diagnosis of Parkinson Disease in Comal County. By 2010, Tommy realized that support groups were needed in other cities and counties surrounding Comal County. He then found Lone Star Parkinson Society, Inc. (LSPS), a 501(c)(3) non profit organization with the intent to start and support other support groups in the surrounding areas. Today, there are support group meetings in Wimberley, Boerne, Schertz and New Braunfels. LSPS serves an estimated 3,000 people in Comal, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Guadalupe, Travis, Bexar and Gonzales Counties.
The Lone Star Parkinson Society is working hard to bring support in the form of educational and exercise programs in the New Braunfels area. Although we have made great strides in providing educational and emotional support for People with Parkinson Disease (PwP), there is so much more we need to do.
Exercise is the only thing that is known to slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease. There are specific exercises that work best. Dance, non-contact boxing and cycling are three of the best exercises to practice to slow down Parkinson Disease. Recently, we started offering a non contact boxing program
(Punch Out Parkinson's) at a discount rate as well as a Yoga class for Parkinson patients. Please find more information on these programs in this website.
LSPS includes a strong and caring Board of Directors with Parkinson's, family members and others in the community with an interest in fighting the disease. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us for more information.
for LSPS is for the purpose to support the Parkinson Support Group(s) that are affiliated with LSPS and to promote the development and awareness of Parkinson's Disease that will promote understanding and ease the burden on People with Parkinson's (PwP) and their Care-Givers in battling this disease.
LSPS serves as a resource for the Parkinson's community by providing local support group meetings, education through our annual Symposium, programs and services free of charge or at a reduced rate for participants. The LSPS Programs and Services page can be found by clicking the link as well as group schedules.
LSPS depends on donations, honorariums and fundraisers. In addition, LSPS is able to fulfill our mission thanks to the kindness of individuals, local companies and grant foundations.
LSPS has a strong and caring Board of Directors that includes people with Parkinson's, family members and others in the local community
with an interest in fighting this disease.