Long Island Information & Referral Centers

APDA Long Island Information & Referral Centers:

The APDA Information & Referral Centers (also known as APDA I & R Centers) in Nassau & Suffolk Counties are designed to assist Long Islanders who are affected by Parkinson’s Disease. The goal is to help them to maintain a fulfilling quality of life. In addition offering a wide variety of support groups throughout the region, the I&R Centers host educational seminars and fundraising events, including an annual Walkathon and the Paws for Parkinson’s Dog Walk. These activities help to increase public awareness about the disease and raise much needed funds for scientific research to find the cure.

Based on commitment to patient education, support and community involvement, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center became designated APDA I&R Centers. As regional hubs of the APDA network in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the I&R Centers in each county offer the following services:

  • Up-to-date information on medical and surgical treatments for Parkinson’s disease
  • Educational booklets on numerous aspects of Parkinson’s disease and its management
  • Physician referrals
  • Referrals to support groups for patients and caregivers
  • Referrals and information related to clinical trials
  • Referrals and information related to community resources.

APDA Long Island Information & Referral Centers Contact Information:

Nassau County Information & Referral Center
NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
PO Box 8000, Northern Blvd.
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Sim Basta MHS, PA Coordinator
sbasta@nyit.edu
516-686-1002
Medical Director: Adena Leder, DO

Suffolk County Information & Referral Center
St. Catherine of Siena Wellness Center, Suite D
500 Commack Road
Commack, NY 11725
Julie.Garofalo@chsLI.org
631-862-3560
Medical Director: David Kreitzman, MD