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. 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. UPCOMING EVENTS APDA Let’s Keep Moving Fitness Series Next Session: Movement & Occupational Therapy Thursday, April 22, 2021 The APDA National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease at Boston University hosts Let’s Keep Moving seminars featuring tips on many different aspects of staying fit while at home. This latest edition of our special series hosted by physical therapists at APDA’s National Rehabilitation Resource Center focuses on the connection between physical therapy and occupational therapy and how they can work together to help people with PD. Teresa Baker, PT, DPT, will speak with Maura O’Keeffe, MA, OTR/L about the differences between physical and occupational therapy, the benefits of each for people with PD, and answer your questions live. You can view the previously recorded Let’s Keep Moving sessions online at the link below. Register for the Next Session See previously recorded sessions APDA Dr. Gilbert Hosts Q&A Series Next Session: Hacks, Tricks, and Medication Tweaks to Improve Your Movement & Your Day with Dr. Joseph Friedman Wednesday April 14, 2021 Dr. Rebecca Gilbert hosts these informative Q&A sessions with a series of experts via Zoom. Topics include an intro to telemedicine, medication management & COVID-19, and more. This month, join us as Dr. Friedman shares small, but impactful ways that you can adjust your home, your daily routine, and your medication regimen, in order to make each day a bit smoother and more enjoyable. Click here to register for this session Click here to see previous sessions APDA MA Virtual Education Series: Bringing Information to You at Home Work Place Accommodation with a Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Tuesday, April 20, 2021 This program will be presented by Alexandra (Alex) Deal, JD, partner at Paik, Brewington & Deal, LLP, a Boston-based law firm specializing in employment counseling and litigation; & Anne Muskopf, OTR/L, Director of the Charlotte & Richard Okonow Parkinson’s Family Support Program. Alex and Anne will discuss how individuals with Parkinson’s can continue to work with the aid of workplace accommodations. Click here to register for the next program Click here to see previous sessions APDA PRESS Program Saturdays, May 1 – June 26, 2021 This 8-week program, APDA Parkinson Roadmap for Education and Support Services™ (PRESS), provides an opportunity for people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and one partner or other family member to meet with others facing a similar experience and share coping strategies regarding day-to-day issues related to living with Parkinson’s. The group is open to any adult who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease within the last 5 years and one partner or other family member. Click here to see a flyer Click here to register Parkinson’s Good Start Program Wednesdays, May 12 & 19, 2021 The Parkinson’s Good Start Program is a two-part series presented virtually by a team of Parkinson’s disease specialists from the Center for Neurorehabilitation, Sargent College at Boston University and the APDA Center for Advanced Research and APDA Information & Referral Center at Boston University Medical Center. This program is designed for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s within the past three years. Click here to see a flyer Click here to register APDA MA Virtual Optimism Walk Saturday, May 22, 2021 Join us for the 35th Annual APDA MA Optimism Walk! We’ll be holding the event virtually, so you can join us from near and far. Register Online! In the Community Save the Date! 2021 Dopa Golf Tournament August 14, 2021 The Tullis Family will be holding their 12th Annual Dopa Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 14th. Proceeds will benefit the APDA MA Chapter. Stay tuned for details!