About APDA Connecticut Join our Community About the APDA Connecticut Chapter Congratulations to Cristina! APDA Connecticut ChapterBoard Member Cristina Colon-Semenza, PhD successfully defended her dissertation titled, “The Effects of Personal, Social & Behavioral Determinants on Physical Activity in People with Parkinson Disease”. Cristina was mentored by Dr. Terry Ellis, Dr. Alice Cronin-Golumb & Dr. Dan Fulford in the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program in Boston University’s Sargent College. She is now working at the Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University as a Research Scientist and is focused upon studies that increase motivation for exercise for people with Parkinson’s disease. “Thriving” with Parkinson’s Disease! Board member Stefan at work. He has Young Onset PD. Cutting PD off at the knees! Thriving-every day! Congratulations, to The Fresh River Recreation Team! Michael Hamilton, Jeanie Yong, Maria Cianciolo, Director of Recreation, Lauren Attenello & Beth Biagetti. They have all received the certificate of completion of the Parkinson’s Disease Training for Fitness, Health & Wellness Professionals. This highly specialized training program is sponsored by APDA. The Connecticut Chapter seeks to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and the issues that are important to the Parkinson’s community. The Chore Service staff members have recently attended an In-Service for Parkinson’s Disease. Thank you for your participation! Center For Hospice Care – Norwich. Volunteers attended a Parkinson’s In-Service recently. Ellington Group – Bud enjoys LSVT Big therapy with Kim Wanegar-Nation, PT. Rulanda Simao, Stephanie Brennan, Heather Bale and James Christofori Fresh River Healthcare A “new” American Parkinson Disease Association Support Group! Meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 1:30 pm 96 Prospect Hill Road, East Windsor Please call 860-623-9846 for more information. Board Officers President – Erika P. Forte Vice President – Lauren Erardi Secretary – Amanda Brill Treasurer – Tanya Spurlin Board of Directors Cristina Colon-Semenza, PhD Duarte G. Machado, M.D. Michelle Dagostine, MD Stefan McKosky Brenda Kurns TJ Goldberg Information & Referral Center J. Antonelle de Marcaida, M.D., Medical Director I & R Coordinator, Susan Lather APDA CT Chapter Program Coordinator Marlane Argianas Yellow Dot Program in Connecticut The National TRIAD initiative affixes a yellow dot in the car’s rear window to alert emergency response personnel to senior drivers’ and passengers’ medical information stored in the vehicle. Register at Stonington Human Services. Please bring all current medical information when registering; photos will be taken on site. Information cards are also utilized to alert emergency personnel of the injured senior’s family members whose care may be dependent upon the senior, such as a homebound spouse. Call (860) 535-5015 for an appointment. Sponsored by Stonington Police Department and Stonington TRIAD.