Upcoming Events Join our Community LOCAL UPCOMING EVENTS WE HAVE A NEW MAILING ADDRESS: American Parkinson Disease Association CT Chapter PO Box 248 Shelton, CT 06484 Westport Optimism Walk-We Raised $38,365.73! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! TO ALL OF OUR ATTENDEES FOR YOUR VERY GENEROUS DONATIONS, OUR BOARD MEMBERS AND ALL THAT ATTENDED THE WALK! Many thanks to our Sponsors! National Sponsors-Acadia-Amneal-Lundbeck-Sunovion-Adamas Local Sponsors-US WorldMeds (Gold & Luncheon Sponsor)-Medtronic-Boston Scientific-Abbott- Vertical Pharmaceuticals-Abbvie-Atria of Darien & Acorda Special “thank you” to The Staples High School Volunteers, Mike from CrossFit, The Amateur Radio Groups, Singer Gary Kahn, Larry and Jonathan from Westport EMS and Sherwood Island State Park Staff! TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS, GO TO UPCOMING EVENTS-CLICK-ON ARROW-SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM- WESTPORT OPTIMISM WALK 2019-THANK YOU-PHOTOS-CLICK-ON. WELL WISHES FROM THE APDA WESTPORT SUPPORT GROUP! This “Thriving” group is lead by facilitator Maureen Matuszewski. PARKINSON’S BODY & MIND PROGRAM Starting in September! 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 email@example.com 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 PRESS SUPPORT GROUP Every Thursday, starting, September 26th at 12 noon-1:30 pm Chase Family Movement Disorders Center 35 Talcottville Rd., Vernon This weekly group runs for 8 weeks. Open to any adult who has been diagnosed with PD within the past 5 years, their care partners and family members. Topics: What’s Next After Diagnosis? Medication Management of PD Importance of Exercise in PD Dealing With Physical Symptoms of PD Impact of Parkinson’s on Daily Coping & Relationships Tips for Daily Living Caring for Others, Caring for Yourself Building Your Healthcare Team RSVP to: Amanda Brill 860-870-6385 or email Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org WINDHAM HOSPITAL 112 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic November 13th at 1:00 pm Guest Speaker: Cristina Colon’-Semenza, PT, MPT, PhD Board-Certified clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy (NCS) Center for Neurorehabilitation Sargent College Boston University “ASK THE DOCTOR” 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 CAREGIVER 911 Caregiving Solutions Start Here! Zandri’s Stillwood Inn 1074 S. Colony Road, Route 5 Wallingford, CT November 6th 9:30am-2:00 pm Conference Host: Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief today’s caregiver magazine Lunch Included Register at CAREGIVER.COM OR 954-362-8126 ASK THE DOCTOR Friday, November 8th Time: 10:30 am Anthology of Farmington 1 Bridgewater Road, Farmington Guest Speaker: Bernardo Rodrigues, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UConn Health, Movement Disorders Program Complimentary lunch following discussion. Please RSVP to: Susan.Lather@hhchealth.org or 860-696-5503 SPONSORED BY APDA CT CHAPTER AND I & R CENTER Taking On Parkinson’s Disease A Live Educational Event St. Mary’s Church Hall 70 Gulf Street, Milford Date: Wednesday, October 16th Time: 1:00 PM (arrive 15 minutes early) Guest Speaker-Duarte Machado, MD RSVP: 1-844-947-4211 Sponsored by Amneal Dr. Machado Connecting Through Art! Hospital for Special Care 2150 Corbin Avenue, New Britain November 15th from 2pm-4pm rsvp to Susan.latherhhchealth or 860-696-5503 Sponsored by ACORDA and APDA See below for examples. 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. LOUD CROWD PROGRAM A free, weekly voice and communication maintenance program at Windham Hospital. Please call 860-942-5090 or email at: email@example.com 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!