Upcoming Events Join our Community Upcoming Events – Rhode Island Chapter September 7, 2019 -21st Annual APDA Rhode Island Optimism Walk & 5K! Thank you to everyone who helped make this our most successful walk EVER!! If you haven’t made your donation yet there is still time! Click here to make your donations: https://apdaparkinson.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=register.start&eventID=914 If you participated in the 5K race, click below to find your times! http://www.lightboxreg.com/21st-annual-parkinson-disease-5k-race?func=&mobile=0 This was really a team effort! From our sponsors, our volunteers, our community supporters and our RI APDA families, we could not have done this without you! We will now be able to, not only continue our current programs, but expand our services for our Parkinson’s community! November 2019 – The Parkinson’s Voice Project The Bridgewater State University Speech, Language and Hearing Center will offer individual and group treatment programs for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The center will use SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® methods to target improvements in voice use and clarity of speech. You can refer yourself or family member by visiting: www.bridgew.edu/center/speech-language-hearing-center For more information please contact Bridgewater State University at 508.531.1720 or Email: SLHC@bridgew.edu SPEAK OUT!® LOUD Crowd® programs are treatment methods designed by the team at the Parkinson’s Voice Project. November 1, 2019 – NEW North Kingstown Support Group begins!! Please join us for our first meeting of our new North Kingstown Support Group! This group will meet the first Friday of each month at 10:00 am. Our first meeting will be on November 1st at their new location: The North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, RI. Come out and meet our new support group leader, Pat! This group is intended for people with Parkinson’s and their family or friends to learn more about PD and services available in RI! For more information or to RSVP for this first meeting, please call Mary Ellen at 401-736-1046 November 13, 2019 – RI APDA Chapter Board Meeting The next Chapter Board Meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 13th at 6:30 pm at Kent Hospital in the Westmoreland Conference Room. Our board meets on the second Wednesday each month at 6:30 pm. Our board meetings are open to the public and members are encouraged to attend. For additional information, please call Mary Ellen at 401-736-1046. November 15, 2019- 1149 Lunch & Learn Amneal is hosting a Lunch & Learn at 1149 Restaurant, 1149 Division St in East Greenwich. The topic is “Taking “ON” Parkinson’s Disease-A Live Educational Event” with guest speaker Duarte Machado, MD; a movement disorder doctor from Hartford Healthcare. The luncheon and lecture are free but you must RSVP. Please visit TakingonPD.com or call 1-844-947-4211 to reserve your spot as spaces are limited! November 19, 2019- NEW Johnston Support Group !! Please join us for our next meeting of our new Johnston Support Group! This group will meet the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am. Our next meeting will be on November 19th. We will meet at Anchor Bay at Pocasset, 12 Old Pocasset Lane, Johnston, RI. This group is intended for people with Parkinson’s and their family or friends to learn more about PD and services available in RI! For more information please call Maria at 401-440-8136 November 23, 2019- DBS Support Group- Warwick The Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group in Warwick will meet on Saturday, November 23rd at 10 am at Kent Hospital Doctor’s Auditorium 455 Tollgate Rd Warwick. The Doctor’s parking lot will be open for you to park. This will be a general discussion meeting with both those who have had DBS and those who would like to learn more about it. Representatives from Medtronic will be in attendance! For more information please call Mary Ellen at 736-1046.