Upcoming Events

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!

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APDA Westport Support Group

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 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
 

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.brill@hhchealth.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: 
susan.munroe@hhchealth.org
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!