Upcoming Events


American Parkinson Disease Association CT Chapter
PO Box 248
Shelton, CT 06484

Have you registered for our Westport Optimism Walk?
Date: Saturday, October 5th from 10 am to 2 pm
Sherwood Island State Park, Sherwood Island Connector, Westport
Many thanks to our Sponsors!
National Sponsors-Acadia-Amneal-Lundbeck-Sunovion-Adamas
Local Sponsors-US WorldMeds (Luncheon Sponsor)-Medtronic-Boston Scientific-Abbott-
Vertical Pharmaceuticals-Abbvie-Atria of Darien

“A Very Special Thank you” to
The Widow’s Son Lodge No. 1
for their very generous donation to 
The American Parkinson Disease Association CT Chapter
in Memory of their beloved member Marvin Miller.

Jenny Ong Music Studio Student Concert
benefiting the American Parkinson Disease Association
“A Special Thank you to Jenny Ong, Parents and the Students!”
Who donated $1,885 to our CT Chapter!
The talented students gave a wonderful performance for all to enjoy!


“FREE” Lunch & Learn
“Increasing On Time Without Troublesome Dyskinesia”
Impact of exercise & nutrition on PD.
Wallingford Senior Center
238 Washington Street
Wallingford, CT
Friday, August 30th at 12:00 Noon
Guest Speaker: Michelle Lavallee-Dagostine, M. D.
Hartford Healthcare
RSVP: (860) 696-5503 or Susan.Lather@hhchealth.org
Sponsored by US WorldMeds, APDA CT Chapter
and APDA I & R Center

Michelle Lavallee Dagostine, M. D.

Saturday, October 12th
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Southbury Library
Kingsley Room
100 Poverty Road
Southbury, CT

Guest Speaker: J. Antonelle de Marcaida, M.D.
Join us and have the opportunity to ask the questions
that really matter to you!
Sponsored by: APDA I & R Center and the APDA CT Chapter


A special “Thank you”
to Acorda, Saba from The Art Cart, all who attended,
APDA National and The Chase Family Movement Disorders Clinic
for offering this creative class!

A new creative arts program that offers people with PD the space
and ability to express feelings, emotions, and daily concerns through the activity of drawing & painting.

A free, weekly voice and communication maintenance program
at Windham Hospital.
Please call 860-942-5090 or email at: 
for more information.

Chase Family Movement Disorders Center
“Beat Parkinson’s Today”
Free for six months!
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

Educational Symposium
A “huge Thank you!” to all of our attendees, guest speakers,
volunteers and Hartford Hospital for hosting this great event!

A special thank you to our Sponsors:
  US WorldMeds (Luncheon Sponsor), Abbvie, Lundbeck, Companions & Home Helpers,
Adamas, Hospital For Special Care, Anmeal, Acadia, Drazen/Rubin Law Firm,
Hartford HealthCare, Boston Scientific  and Medtronic!

Thank you to the Drazen/Rubin Law for their
recent Lunch & Learn at St. Mary’s Church!

Milford Lunch & Learn
Sponsor Drazen/Rubin Law Firm, LLC
Guest Speaker: Attorney Steven Rubin
Topic: “Financial Exploitation”

Hospital for Special Care – New Britain
Parkinson’s Support Group
New group meeting!
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3:00 pm
2150 Corbin Ave., New Britain
Contact: Lindsay Pratt-Bluemle at 860-612-6316

Bridgeport Hospital – New Support Group!
Meets last Tuesday of the month at 12:00 pm
Ahlbin Rehabilitation Center
226 Mill Hill Ave., Bridgeport
Contact: Paul Scelza at 203-384-3340

Bridgeport Hospital Support Group-Members & Staff

A special “Thank you” to Milford Hospital Staff Members who attended an In-Service on Parkinson’s Disease recently.

Staff members of Milford Hospital gather together with APDA Board member Stefan McKosky.

A special “Thank you” to The Hearth at Tuxis Pond in Madison
for hosting our very first “First Responders Training given in Connecticut!”
Thank you to all that attended, Kristina Carroll and The Hearth’s Executive Director!


A Special “Thank you” to Dr. Adam Simmons
“An Integrative Approach to Parkinson’s Disease Care”            A Big “Thank you” to Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden

Marlane Argianas, APDA Program Coordinator CT, Dr. Adam Simmons, Hospital for Special Care & Anne Bernick, Wallingford Support Group Facilitator