Upcoming Events Join our Community FIND A LOCAL EVENT The Massachusetts Chapter’s annual fundraisers and events allow us to contribute to ongoing medical research, provide services for Massachusetts residents with Parkinson’s and spread public awareness about the disease. Volunteering, sponsoring and participating in these events gives you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people with Parkinson’s, their families and their caregivers. UPDATES FOR THE PD COMMUNITY As a precaution and in light of recent recommendations regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), a number of scheduled events and meetings have been cancelled or postponed. For your convenience, we have listed some cancellations and postponements below. Please note that these are the cancellations of which we have been made aware, and that these should not be considered a full and complete list. Please be sure to reach out to the program contact if you are unsure about whether or not a meeting has been cancelled. For more information on COVID-19 and the PD Community, click here. You can also feel free to reach out to the APDA Information and Referral Center at 800-651-8466 with any questions. Click here to see a list of cancellations and postponements APDA PRESS Danvers, scheduled Jan. 25 – Mar. 21, 2020 – Cancelled Youville House Support Group, Mar. 12, 2020 – Cancelled APDA Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group, Mar. 14, 2020 – Cancelled Methuen Support Group, Mar. 11, 2020 – Cancelled APDA MSA, PSP, CBD Support Group, Mar. 14, 2020 – Cancelled Southampton/Westfield Support Group, Mar. 14, 2020 – Cancelled Chatham Support Group, Mar. 18, 2020 – Cancelled Greenfield Support Group, Mar. 19, 2020 – Cancelled APDA Baby Boomer Support Group, Mar. 22,2020 – Cancelled APDA Good Start Program, Mar. 25 & April 1, 2020 – Cancelled APDA/PSN Linda Ronstadt Film Fundraiser, scheduled April 2, 2020 – Postponed Tai Chi/Qigong Teacher Training, April 5, 2020 – Cancelled Living Well with Parkinson’s, April 7 – 21, 2020 – Cancelled Parkinson’s Awareness Day at the Statehouse, April 8, 2020 – Cancelled Spaulding Framingham Parkinson’s Community Wellness Classes, Spring 2020 – Cancelled APDA PRESS Braintree, scheduled April 15 – June 3, 2020 – Cancelled Andover Support Group, April 9th, 2020 – Cancelled Springfield Support Group, April 21, 2020 – Cancelled This is not a full and complete list. Please be sure to reach out to the program contact if you are unsure about whether or not a meeting has been cancelled. UPCOMING EVENTS APDA Let’s Keep Moving Fitness Series Wednesdays, April 8 – 29, 2020 The APDA National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease at Boston University will be hosting fitness-focused sessions via Zoom on Wednesdays in April Each session will focus on a different exercise related topic, and will last about 20 minutes. Click here to learn more and register Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: What’s New in Brain Health Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Join the APDA for this special educational webinar. Daniel Weintraub, MD, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will present information on brain health and Parkinson’s disease at 1 PM on Wednesday, April 29. Register at the link below. Click here to Register Yoga, Wellness, and Parkinson’s Disease Virtual Course Saturdays, April 18 – June 6, 2020 TriYoga and the APDA MA have developed a 7-week yoga and wellness program that will now be available virtually. Each class includes a yoga session, social interaction and education, and no prior yoga experience is required. Registration for this interactive virtual course is available online here. Learn more about this virtual course Parkinson’s Night at Fenway Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Join the APDA MA for an awareness night with the Red Sox! $5 from each ticket will benefit the APDA MA Chapter. Buy your tickets soon! Tickets sales have been extended through March 13th. Learn more Buy your tickets here 2020 APDA MA Virtual Optimism Walk Sunday, May 31st, 2020 We hope you will be able to join us on Sunday, May 31st for the 34th Annual APDA MA Optimism Walk for Parkinson’s! This event will be held virtually for the first time ever! Join us virtually for a day of fun and optimism. Click here to register Yoga for Parkinson’s Teacher Training Certificate Program Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7, 2020 This program, designed in a collaboration between TriYoga Boston and the APDA MA I & R Center, is intended to teach current yoga instructors and healthcare professionals about the unique needs of students with Parkinson’s. Learn how to integrate yoga philosophy and practices to help clients reduce symptoms over the course of this 3-day workshop. Click here to see a brochure 2020 Dopa Golf Tournament Saturday, August 8, 2020 The 2020 Dopa Golf Tournament to raise money for the APDA MA Chapter will be here before you know it! You can now register online at the link below. Click here to register Save the Date! 2020 APDA Cape Cod Optimism Walk Sunday, September 20, 2020 The Second Annual APDA Cape Cod Optimism Walk will take place on Sunday, September 20th! We hope to see you there! Save the Date! New England Regional Parkinson’s Conference Sunday & Monday, November 1 & 2, 2020 Join the APDA New England Chapters for this exciting biennial conference. Details to follow soon.