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.

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APDA Parkinson’s Care Partner Program
Next Session Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The APDA MA is pleased to present this Parkinson’s Family Care Partner Support Series. This program will take place over 8 months and will feature a new topic at each meeting.

Learn more about the second session here

See information on all sessions

Parkinson’s Good Start Program on the Cape
Tuesdays, May 14 & 21, 2019

This two-night series is an introduction to Parkinson’s for individuals diagnosed within the past five years and their family members. The program will present up to date information on diagnosis and treatment.

See the Brochure here

Parkinson’s Disease Communication and Swallowing Group
Tuesdays and Thursdays, Beginning May 21, 2019

Join Lisa Sommers, MA, CCC-SLP, and the graduate students of the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for this 10-session program. Each section will focus on a different aspect of improving communication, cognition, and swallowing. This program is supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association MA Chapter.

Learn more about this program

APDA MA Optimism Walk for Parkinson’s
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Join us for the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter’s 33rd Annual Optimism Walk for Parkinson’s! This year the event will take place at Bowditch Field in Framingham, MA.

Register Today!

An Update on Parkinson’s Research
Friday, July 26, 2019

Join the Parkinson Support Network of Cape Cod, a branch of the APDA Massachusetts Chapter, for this educational program about current research in Parkinson’s presented by Marie Saint-Hilaire, MD, FRCPC, Medical Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Boston University Medical Campus.

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