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APDA Virtual PRESS Program
Saturdays, September 17 – November 5, 2022
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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. There is no cost for this program, which is supported by a grant from Supernus Pharmaceuticals.


APDA MA Virtual Education Series October Webinar:
Pharmacy Outreach – Community Program Overview
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

This program will be presented by Victoria Howard, Case Manager for the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). Ms. Howard will discuss the MCPHS Pharmacy Outreach Program and the various services they offer to help make sure patients are able to follow their medication schedules.

This program is part of our  APDA MA Virtual Education Series: Bringing Information to You at Home.


Community Wellness and Exercise Bilingual Pilot Program
Wednesdays & Fridays, Oct. 12 – Nov. 18, 2022

Older man exercises in group class to socialize and stay active

The Greater Holyoke YMCA and the APDA MA Chapter is teaming up to provide this bilingual wellness program for people with Parkinson’s. Deb Ellis, PT, NCS, will guide participants through an exercise program designed to help improve functional mobility, decrease PD symptoms, and slow disease progression.

This program is supported by a grant from the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.


Virtual Parkinson’s Good Start Program
Wednesdays, October 19 & 26, 2022

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.

There is no cost for this program. This program is designed for individuals diagnosed with PD within the past three years and a family member, and will be held via Zoom.


APDA MA Virtual Education Series November Webinar:
The Role of Nutrition in Parkinson’s
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Join the American Parkinson Disease Association MA for the virtual educational program “The Role of Nutrition in Parkinson’s.” This program will be presented by Stacey Zawacki, DrPH, MS, RDN, LDN, the Director of the Boston University Sargent Choice Nutrition Center (SCNC); and Rachel Reynolds, MS, RDN, LDN, the Assistant Director of the SCNC. They will be discussing the importance of nutrition as a component of wellness in PD.

Please note that this program will be presented on a Wednesday, rather than our usual Tuesday schedule.

This program is part of our  APDA MA Virtual Education Series: Bringing Information to You at Home.


Singing with Parkinson’s at South Shore Conservatory
Wednesdays, 2022

Join the South Shore Conservatory for this weekly Parkinson’s chorus. Led by a board-certified music therapist and a board-certified movement/dance therapist, this program gives participants a creative and social outlet. This program is supported by a grant from the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.

This program takes place both in-person and via Zoom.

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