The Parkinson Association of Santa Barbara is sponsoring its annual RAILROAD DAYS fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th from 10AM – 5PM. The event takes place at 1143 Camino Viejo in Montecito. Operators from local railroad clubs will be running indoor HO scale model trains and G scale outdoor trains all day. Children and adults of all ages will have a great time! There will be food, raffle prizes and a special scavenger hunt for the kids. Entry fee is $5 per person and free for children age 2 and under.
The indoor layout has been featured in several model railroad magazines and is modeled after the Louisville and Nashville Railroad of eastern Kentucky. The outdoor layout models the Southern Pacific Santa Cruz Division. Dwarf Alberta Spruce trees, redwoods, maples and oak trees line the outdoor track. A creek runs through the yard and there are paths for viewing the garden in bloom. It is truly a peaceful, beautiful spot.
For event information or to volunteer contact PASB: (805) 683-1326 or e-mail MyPASB@gmail.org, or by calling Marilyn Siegel at (805) 969-7687
Parkinson’s is a chronic, progressive neurological disease for which there is no cure. The most common symptoms of Parkinson’s are slowness of movement, stiffness and rigidity, poor balance and tremor. Medications address only the symptoms and do not slow the progression of the disease. It is the second most common neurological condition after Alzheimer’s disease and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States.
The frequency of Parkinson’s is considerably higher in the over-60 age group, even though there is an alarming increase of patients of younger age. In consideration of the increased life expectancy in this country and worldwide, an increasing number of people will be victims of Parkinson’s disease.
The Parkinson Association of Santa Barbara, a non-profit 501c(3) organization, provides education, information, coping skills, friendship and support for people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, family members and friends to help maintain quality of life for individuals affected by this disease, either directly or indirectly.