Gratitude

We hear, almost daily, about gratitude. The mentors are grateful for you. They are grateful they can help you with your Parkinson’s journey, and they are grateful for the joy and satisfaction they get from their conversations with you. And we hear from you, the mentees about gratitude. Grateful to know you are not alone, …

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Why the Mentors Do It

There is a saying in education that if the student learns ten things, then the teacher learns one hundred things. The PASD mentors have stepped up for a variety of reasons but the overriding theme, when asking a mentor, “Why do you do it?” is a desire to give back. Almost all the mentors have …

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“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.”

“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.” Cesar Chavez  It’s a Sign of Strength The reason for starting the PASD Mentor Program was simple. We saw the need to create an easy, accessible way for anyone living with Parkinson’s to get outside help. And in offering a program that can help you, …

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Mentors Don’t Replace Your Support Network – They Add to It

Mentors Bring Added Value If you sit down with any marketing consultant, the first thing they ask is, “What is your USP?” Your “unique selling proposition.” In marketing terms, it’s what makes you better; what makes you stand out. Often companies choose phrases like, “best ever,” “highest value,” “lowest cost.” In many cases, companies use …

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The Mentor’s Role

When we created the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego Mentor Program, the goal was simple: to give our Parkinson’s community a team of people to talk to. Often, as humans, we believe we are strong; that we can do anything; that we can succeed on our own; that asking for help can be a sign …

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