About Us and Our Mission
Maine Parkinson Society (MEPS) is a qualified 501(c)(3) volunteer charitable organization with a mission to improve the quality of life for an estimated 9,000 Maine people affected by Parkinson's Disease (PD) [diagnosed]. This is achieved through educational programs, by providing respite care services to health care workers and caregivers who work with people with PD, and by funding other programs that work to find the cure.
PD is a degenerative neurological disorder that affects 1 in 100 people over age 60. According to recent research, at least 1 million people in the U.S. and more than 5 million people worldwide have Parkinson's disease. To learn more about the effects of Parkinson's here in Maine, we invite you to click the link below:
email@example.com - Because we are volunteers, please email or call--we are not in the office on a regular basis--until we can obtain financial support, we are an all volunteer Board for the State of Maine.
A check for $7,000 presented to Maine Parkinson Society for respite care. In the pictures are Maryjane Black, Charlene Batista, and Maria NeCastro all of Acadia Insurance, and Karen Marsters, president of Maine Parkinson Society. We are all fortunate to have such leaders in a company that emphasizes giving back to our communities through volunteer work and charitable contributions.