MENOMINEE — The M&M Area Parkinson Support Group will meet Thursday at the Harbors Community Building, 1110 10th Ave. The program will be presented by Aurora Medical Center Bay Area with the title of Nutrition for All. Each month, the group presents a professional program to help assist Parkinsonians and caregivers with concerns that create more challenges with daily living.

April is National Parkinson Awareness Month and the concentrated focus is to be aware of the difficulties this disease presents and to encourage and support the efforts of every Parkinsonian.

Parkinson disease is growing at a rapid rate and research is working overtime to find a cure, Some of the early signs of Parkinson’s are: A slight tremor or shaking in a finger. A tremor while at rest is a common sign, smaller handwriting, loss of smell, trouble sleeping, trouble moving or walking, constipation, soft voice, masked face, dizziness or fainting, stooping or hunching over. These are just a few of the most obvious sign to look for.

At the support group meetings, participants share challenges with each other and discover new ways to deal with these issues. The group also can help create friendships with others going through the same disease issues.

The group will be presenting a coffee and conversation gathering May 10 at Schloegel’s Bay View Restaurant in the Bay Room about a neuroscientific approach to natural brain health. Coffee and muffins at 9 a.m., program from 9:30 to 11; the suggested donation $10 which is tax deductible. People are asked to reserve a seat early as seating is limited.

For more information, people may call 906-863-9445.