Upcoming Events


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.


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.



APDA Let’s Keep Moving Fitness Series: Balance and PD
July 22, August 12, & September 16, 2020

The APDA National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease at Boston University will host three new Let’s Keep Moving seminars on balance in PD. You can also view the previously recorded Let’s Keep Moving sessions online at the link below.

Click here to register for new sessions

See previously recorded sessions

APDA Dr. Gilbert Hosts Q&A Series
August 10, September 10, & October 19, 2020

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. New sessions will be available monthly throughout the fall.

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2020 Dopa Golf Tournament
Saturday, August 8, 2020

The 2020 Dopa Golf Tournament to raise money for the APDA MA Chapter is coming up! Registration is now closed, but you can visit the link below to make a donation.

Click here to donate

APDA PRESS Virtual Program
Thursdays, September 3 – October 22, 2020

APDA PRESS (Parkinson’s Roadmap for Support Services) is a program developed by the Information and Referral Center and designed for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease five or fewer years before the beginning of the program. This 8-week support group is led by Elizabeth Austin, PsyD and provides information and support for participants. Registration is required for this free program.

See a flyer with more information

2020 APDA Cape Cod VIRTUAL Optimism Walk
Saturday, September 12th, 2020

The Second Annual APDA Cape Cod Optimism Walk has been moved to Saturday, September 12 and will be held virtually! The Walk page is now live, so sign up today!

Click here to visit the Walk website

Caregiving in Quarantine
Tuesdays, September 15 – November 3, 2020

The APDA MA Chapter is proud to deliver another session of 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.

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Virtual Parkinson’s Good Start Program
Wednesdays, September 23 & 30, 2020

The Parkinson’s Good Start Program is a two-part series presented by a team of Parkinson’s disease specialists that will introduce participants to information and resources. This program will be presented virtually and is designed for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s within the past three years.

Click here to see a flyer