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 The APDA National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease at Boston University hosted fitness-focused 8 sessions via Zoom weekly April through May. Each session focused on a different exercise related topic, and lasted about 20 minutes. Past sessions have been recorded and can be viewed online. See previous recorded sessions APDA Dr. Gilbert Hosts Q&A Series 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. See more 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 APDA Caregiving in Quarantine Online Support Program Thursdays, June 4 – July 23, 2020 The APDA MA Chapter is proud to deliver this online support program for partners of people with Parkinson’s, facilitated by Sarah Singer, LICSW. Join a community of care partners of people with PD for a weekly chance to talk together about the challenges of care giving. Space is limited and registration is required. Click here to see a flyer 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 visit the Walk Website Click here to sign up to join us live 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.