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2018 Save the Dates for our Major Events

August 18th- ADPA Night at the PawSox

September 8th- Optimism Walk Goddard Park

October 14 & 15- New England Regional Conference (info coming soon)

See details for these major events below!


August 9th, 2018  Rhode Island Chapter Board Meeting

The next Chapter Board Meeting will take place on Thursday, August 9th at Kent Hospital Doctor’s Auditorium. Our board meets on the second Thursday each month at 6:30pm.  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.


August 10th, 2018 NEW Cranston Support Group- Scandinavian Communities

Please join us for our 1st meeting of our new Cranston Support Group! We will meet the second Friday each month at 10 am at the Scandinavian Communities Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Assisted Living: 1811 Broad St in Cranston. This group is intended for people with Parkinson’s and their family or friends to learn more about PD and services available in RI! To RSVP for this first meeting or for more information please call Mary Ellen at 401-736-1046.


August 16th, 2018- Deep Brain Stimulation  Lunch & Learn -Venice Restaurant in Westerly

Please join us on Thursday, August 16th at 12:30pm at the Venice Restaurant 165 Shore Rd in Westerly for a lecture on Deep Brain Stimulation sponsored by Medtronic.  Dr Wael Asaad, MD, PhD; Director of Functional Neurosurgery & Epilepsy Program, Co-Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Program; Laboratory Director, Cognitive Neurophysiology & Neuromodulation at Rhode Island Hospital will be joined by Dr Umer Akbar, MD Co-Director Movement Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation Programs at Rhode Island Hospital.

RSVP’s are required as seating is limited. Please call Mary Ellen at 401-736-1046 and leave your name, phone number and number attending.


August 18th, 2018 – RI & MA APDA “Paws for a Cause” at the PAWSOX

Save the date for our annual evening at the Pawsox.  On August 18th at 6:15pm the Pawtucket Red Sox meet the Durham Bulls and both RI and MA APDA will be there.  Tickets are now on sale!! This year you will be able to order your tickets online right from the Pawsox. Tickets will be $10pp with $5 going to RI APDA and a $2 ballpark credit!

To Purchase your tickets:https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/youraccount.asp?&submit=Continue&Cookies=yes&HoldID=1910#.Wxge_0gvzIU

Contact Alli Katterheinrich for more information
akatterheinrich@pawsox.com or 401-721-5394


August 25th, 2018 DBS Support Group- Providence

The  Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group in Providence will meet on Saturday, August 25th at 10 am at Rhode Island Hospital’s Outpatient Rehab Building 765 Allens Ave, Suite 200 (2nd floor). Take the elevator to the 2nd floor Pediatric Conference room. There is free parking right next to this building. 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.


September 8th, 2018 20th Annual Optimism Walk & 5K

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Each year, the Rhode Island Chapter of the APDA holds this event to help raise money to support scientific research into the cause and cure of Parkinson’s disease and to support families living with this disease. Whether you are able to join us, sponsor us, or support a beautiful event, we thank you for your participation. The event is an official 5K Race and 1.5 Mile Walk, however walkers can walk any part of this or choose to enjoy the beautiful day and the many other activities.

Please join us on Saturday, September 8th at Goddard State Park, Ives Road in Warwick, RI. Come out for a fun-filled, family day and make a difference in the lives of those with Parkinson’s disease! There will be indoor and outdoor entertainment throughout the day provided by Luke Renchan Entertainment, Full Picnic, Children’s Games, Raffles, Prizes and so much more!  Hop over to our registration page to learn more about our walk and 5k.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN:

https://apdaparkinson.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=884

Interested in sponsoring our walk? Please contact our RI APDA Chapter at Mthibodeau@kentri.org

The Parkinson’s disease community is greatly appreciative of the continuous help and support you have offered these many years. For more information, please contact the Rhode Island Chapter at (401) 736-1046 or Mthibodeau@kentri.orgWe hope you can join us!

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