Upcoming Events

LOCAL UPCOMING EVENTS

ATTENTION!

In response to the evolving coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and with an abundance of caution, the American Parkinson Disease Association has decided to postpone all in-person events, programs, and meetings until further notice.
We want you to know that this decision was not made lightly. Our first priority is the health and safety of our attendees, volunteers, and staff. We fully support the efforts of our local and regional health authorities to keep our community as safe as possible.
Please know that you’re in our thoughts, as are those directly affected by COVID-19. We are working hard to ensure our PD community, many of whom are especially vulnerable, are properly supported during this challenging time and connected to the information and healthcare they need.
We will communicate updates on our website and via email and thank you for your support of APDA and our mission to help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest.
If you have any questions, please contact APDA Connecticut at 860-248-9200 or via email at apdact@apdaparkinson.org.
For more information and resources about COVID-19, visit the following websites:
American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH


 

Young Onset Virtual Support Group Meeting

Virtual PD Young Onset Support Group meeting will be held every Tuesday at 7 pm ET!
Let’s come together during this difficult time to help give each other support and encouragement.
Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 816 5921 6236  Via telephone 929-205-6099 or 816-5921-6236

 


The Jenny Ong Music School is raising funds for our Connecticut Chapter! The music school has so many very talented students and we want to thank all of you for your generous donations.
HOPE FROM HOME!
April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month!
Donate Here


APDA Connecticut Has Online Support!
Pamela Atwood-Atwood Dementia Group/Facilitator
is offering a general online support group starting
Thursday, May 7th at 2:00 pm.  This will be a weekly group.
Please email Pam at Pam@AtwoodDementiaGroup.com to register
ahead of time.
Pam also offers a Young Onset Group the first Tuesday of the month
at 6:30 pm-8pm.  Please email Pam to register at
Pam@AtwoodDementiaGroup.com

Hospital for Special Care Online Support Group
Thursday, May 19th at 3:00 PM
Please contact Lindsay Pratt-Bluemle, LCSW at LPratt-Bluemle@hfsc.org to register.


Great news! Registration is now open for four new Let’s Keep Moving with APDA

sessions! These short (approximately 20 minutes) online fitness-focused sessions are hosted by our partners at the APDA National Rehab Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease at Boston University and will be available via Zoom. Exercise is so important for people with Parkinson’s disease – let us help you keep moving!
You registered for one (or more) of the previous sessions – we hope you enjoyed it! The new sessions (which begin today!) will follow a similar format – some great expert education/instruction along with the opportunity for the public to ask questions.
Click here for info and to register for one, or all of the sessions: • Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 1 p.m. ET: What Does the Science Say About Walking & Parkinson Disease? • Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 1 p.m. ET: Demystifying the Magic Numbers: The Science Behind 10,000 Steps & 150 Minutes • Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 1 p.m. ET: Exercise Intensity: How Hard to Work & Why it Matters • Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 1 p.m. ET: Expert Panel Discussion – Exercise & Physical Activity in the “New Normal”
Did you miss any of the previous sessions? They are all available on our website – you can view them anytime.
We hope you’ll join us!
Be well, Your friends at APDA
www.apdaparkinson.org


AT HOME ACTIVITIES

EXERCISE CLASSES, APDA RESOURCES, DANCE PD, ROCK STEADY BOXING
CLICK HERE




APDA CONNECTICUT PARKINSON’S VIRTUAL EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Has been scheduled for 5/18-5/19-5/20-5/21-5/22 at 11:00 am
Please go to www.apdaparkinson.org/ct to register.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
                      





SING LOUD FOR PD!

Sponsored by: Guild HallStony Brook Southampton HospitalAPDA 

 

Offered in collaboration with the American Parkinson Disease Association, Guild Hall and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Center for Parkinson’s Disease,

Sing Loud for PD is a chorus for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. Led by Valerie diLorenzo, award-winning Vocalist and Teaching Artist, this fun, virtual program will unite us in song and music. No previous musical experience is required and all lyrics will be provided!

Classes are offered live via Zoom, and you may join us for one or all four

sessions. Registration is limited.

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Session 1, May 6th: Musical Potpourri – a li’l bit of pop, Standards and   Broadway

Session 2, May 13th: The Hollywood Edition

Session 3, May 20th: Easy Listening – pop, soft rock, vocals

Session 4, May 27th: Broadway Spectacular

REGISTER HERE!

These programs are canceled until further notice.

PARKINSON’S BODY & MIND PROGRAM

Various exercise classes including Boxing, Yoga, Dance & Yoga with Meditation.
Greenwich YMCA, 50 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich
Please contact Lynn at Hagerbrant@gmail.com or Andrea at abasso@gwymca.org 
for more detailed information.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MILFORD SUPPORT GROUP!
The meetings take place the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9:15 am.
New Milford Senior Center, 40 Main Street, New Milford
Facilitator: Jasmin Ducusin at 860-355-6075

New Parkinson’s Support Group In Norwich!
Rose City Senior Center
8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
Will meet the fourth Monday every month at 11:30 am
RSVP to: Susan at 860-696-5503
 

 


As indicated above, all programs are canceled until further notice.

LOUD CROWD PROGRAM
A free, weekly voice and communication maintenance program
at Windham Hospital.
Please call 860-942-5090 or email at: 
susan.munroe@hhchealth.org
for more information.

Chase Family Movement Disorders Center
“Beat Parkinson’s Today”
Mondays-2pm Beginner, 3pm Bronze
Thursdays-2pm Beginner, 2:45pm Bronze & 4pm Silver
Registration online www.beatpdtoday.com
Call: 860-365-2878
35 Talcottville Rd., Vernon, CT