Seattle Dizzy Group Event

Hope you will join us for the Walk for Balance & Guest Speaker on Saturday, September 21st!

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS!
Please let us know if you would like to volunteer/help with planning, hospitality, leading a walking group, providing snacks, photography, etc. (Email info@seattledizzygroup.org). Thank you!

WALK FOR BALANCE - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST - 11 AM-1 PM AT GREEN LAKE
In the spirit of Balance Awareness Week (September 16-22, 2013) and Falls Prevention Day (September 22, 2013), Seattle Dizzy Group will host our third annual Balance Awareness Walk on Saturday, September 21st. We hope to help create greater awareness for vestibular/balance disorders and show our support for people living with chronic dizziness and imbalance by walking together around Green Lake.

PLEASE JOIN US AS WE WALK FOR BALANCE!
COME SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE, ENJOY A SCENIC WALK, AND MEET GREAT PEOPLE!
THIS IS A FUN, FAMILY, DOG FRIENDLY EVENT.
Invite your friends and family (all ages) and feel free to bring your dog (on leash).
Everyone is welcome.
We will walk rain or shine.
This event is FREE to attend.

ALSO, PARTICIPATE IN A RAFFLE!

AFTER THE WALK, WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US FOR LUNCH

AND A SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER, JULIE GROVE MPT (1-3 PM).
Food provided by Cascade Dizziness & Balance PT (www.cascade-dizziness.com [1]).
(See details below)

DETAILS:
We will meet in the Green Lake Library Meeting Room at 11 am (when the library opens) and enjoy refreshments before we leave at 11:30 am to walk Green Lake together.

Non-walkers can hang out together and enjoy snacks in the Library Meeting Room.

We will have two walking groups to choose from (walk either 1.35 miles at a slower pace or 3 miles at a faster pace). If you need to rest at any point during the walk, there are many benches around the lake. For those who come late and want to catch up with us, we will be walking counter-clockwise around the lake.

If you plan to walk, please wear comfortable shoes & in case of rain bring an umbrella.

WALKING AIDS ARE NECESSARY FOR SOME PEOPLE AND THEY ALSO HELP TO MAKE AN “INVISIBLE” ILLNESS MORE VISIBLE TO OTHERS.  YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING YOUR WALKING STICK, CANE, POLES, OR WALKER, ETC.

WE HOPE EVERYONE WILL WEAR BLUE FOR BALANCE.

YOU ARE INVITED TO CREATE AND CARRY A SMALL SIGN TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS.
(_If you make a sign, the message should be something about Seattle Dizzy Group or Walk for Balance or VEDA/Balance Awareness Week or dizziness and imbalance, etc._).

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO WEAR A BALANCE WRISTBAND.
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DONATE [3] $5 OR MORE TO SEATTLE DIZZY GROUP (ONLINE OR AT THE WALK)
& RECEIVE A FREE BALANCE WRISTBAND [4]!
(WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)

RAFFLE:
YOUR DONATION OF $5 or more (made online or at the walk) enters you into a raffle!
YOU CAN WIN A FREE SEATTLE DIZZY GROUP T-SHIRT OR OTHER SDG LOGO ITEM AT THE WALK!
Check out Seattle Dizzy Group designs: http://www.cafepress.com/seattledizzygroup [5]

DONATIONS HELP TO SUPPORT SEATTLE DIZZY GROUP!

SEE WALK FOR BALANCE [6] PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THIS EVENT.

For more information about Balance Awareness Week and to help the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) “Defeat Dizziness”: https://vestibular.org/BAW [7]

For more information about Falls Prevention Day: http://www.ncoa.org/improve-health/center-for-healthy-aging/falls-prevention/falls-prevention-awareness.html [8]

GUEST SPEAKER - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST - 1-3 PM AT GREEN LAKE LIBRARY
After celebrating Balance Awareness Week with our Walk for Balance from 11 am-1 pm, we are very excited to have a special guest speaker Julie Grove, MPT of Cascade Dizziness & Balance PT share and discuss with us!

CALM, COOL, AND COMPENSATED
Come learn about the role of vestibular rehabilitation for treating symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, disequilibrium, nausea and anxiety. Julie will explain the tenets of vestibular rehabilitation and balance physical therapy including evaluation, treatment, prognosis, barriers to treatment, and facilitators for recovery. She will also cover the concepts of central compensation including functional vs. physiological compensation, de-compensation, and failure to compensate related to inner ear dysfunction.

Our speaker: http://cascade-dizziness.com/our-physical-therapists/julie-grove-mpt/ [9]

Lunch will be provided by Cascade Dizziness & Balance Physical Therapy.
(www.cascade-dizziness.com [1])

Seattle Dizzy Group Meetings & Activities are FREE to attend.

Friends & family are always welcome to accompany Seattle Dizzy Group members.

MEETING LOCATION:
Green Lake Library Meeting Room
7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N. Seattle, WA 98115
(http://www.spl.org/locations/green-lake-branch [10])

The Library Meeting Room is located on the lower level of the library.
There is a direct handicap accessible entrance off of the library parking lot.

Park for free in the library lot (sign in at front desk) or across the street in the Green Lake lot.
Or, there is plenty of nearby street parking available (paid and free options).

RSVP:
Meetup Group: www.meetup.com/Seattle-Dizzy-Group [11].
Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/SeattleDizzyGroup/events [12]
RSVP appreciated. Or, feel free to just show up.

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