Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events – Rhode Island Chapter

SAVE THE DATES!!

April 19, 2020 Spring Fling for a Cure

June 6, 2020 Spring Conference at the Crowne Plaza

June 22, 2020- Annual Parkinson’s Golf Tournament at Quidnessett Country Club

September 12, 2020- Annual Parkinson’s Walk & 5K at Goddard Park

November 1 & 2, 2020- New England Regional Conference. (location TBD)


January – New Parkinson’s Dance Program Comes to Coventry

World Dance for Parkinson’s Disease has opened at The Rhody Center in Coventry. Regular one or two month long sessions available on Wednesdays at 2:00pm.  The Rhody Center is located at 410 Tiogue Ave in Coventry. Pre-registration is required at www.therhodycenter.org or by calling 401-475-5955

 

 


January 21, 2020- 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  January 21st.  We will meet at Anchor Bay at Pocasset, 12 Old Pocasset Lane, Johnston, RI.  The guest speaker will be David DeBeaucourt from Acorda to talk about the new medication Inbrija. 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


January 25, 2020- DBS Support Group- Warwick

The Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group in Warwick will meet on Saturday, January 25th 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.

 


February 7, 2020 – NEW North Kingstown Support Group begins!!

Please join us for our next meeting of our new North Kingstown Support Group! This group will meet the first Friday of each month at their new location:  The North Kingstown Free Library, 100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, RI.  Our February 7th meeting will be held at 10:00 am. This months speaker will be Sharon McMahon, Reiki Master! 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

 


February 8, 2020 – Manfredo Boxing Sports Fitness Meet & Greet

Join Peter Manfredo, Sr. and Maria Kishfy on Saturday, February 8th at 12pm at Manfredo Boxing Sports Fitness 55 Douglas Pike in Smithfield, RI.  Learn more about the Rock Steady Boxing Program, Yoga for Parkinson’s and other evidence based self-management programs that will help manage the symptom cycle.  RSVP by February 1st to mariakishfy@gmail.com 401-440-8136


February 11, 2020- Lincoln Support Group

Please join us for our next meeting of our Lincoln Support Group! Please note for this month the meeting time will be 9:30am! This group usually meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am. The next meeting will be on February 11th at the Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Rd, Lincoln, RI 02865. The guest speaker will be Jessica Peipock, LICSW talk about depression and holistic strategies to improve and maintain mental health. 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


February 12, 2020 – RI APDA Chapter Board Meeting

The next Chapter Board Meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 12th 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.

 


February 21, 2020- NEW Woonsocket Support Group !

Please join us for our first meeting of our  new Woonsocket Support Group! This group will meet the third Friday of each month at 1:00 pm. Our first meeting will be on  February 21st.  We will meet at Wyndemere Woods, 1044 Mendon Rd, Woonsocket, 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 and to rsvp for the first meeting please call Mary Ellen at 401-736-1046


February 29, 2020- “Stand Up for Parkinson’s” Comedy Night!!

We are so happy to announce that our friends from the North Providence Rotary are hosting “Stand Up For Parkinson” to benefit our Rhode Island APDA Chapter!  Please consider attending this Night of Comedy with John Perotta’s Comedy Factory!  The lineup of comedians includes John Perotta, Stephen DiNuccio, Michael Petit, and Brian Vincent.  “Stand Up For Parkinson” will be held on February 29th form 6-10pm at the K of C Dillon Council: 1675 Douglas Ave. North Providence.  Tickets are $25 pp and include a pasta dinner along with raffles and prizes. For more information or to purchase tickets, make a donation or sponsor the event please contact Pam Burkett at: pamburkett@gmail.com or 401-741-4588