According to its new president, the group is the only volunteer non-profit organization focused on supporting the quality of life for Parkinson's patients and caregivers in Maine.
"We are an aging population and many of the caregivers perhaps they need a break from caregiving. They can get assistance for somebody to come in and help them," said Karen Marsters, the state society's new president.
Gary Cole had been the society's president for the past 10 years but passed the leadership torch to Marsters on Tuesday.
To donate or for more information about support groups and the many events that are coming up, visit maineparkinsonsociety.org.