Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events – Rhode Island Chapter

September 9th – Optimism Walk

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.

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Upcoming Events and Classes

Please note some support groups are on a summer schedule. Please contact the support group leaders to confirm their summer meeting schedules.

 June 20, 2017 DBS- Deep Brain Stimulation Lunch & Learn E. Greenwich

St. Jude Medical invites you to join then for a lunchtime discussion on the newest direction in Deep Brain Stimulation therapy for Parkinson’s disease. This event will be held at 1149 Restaurant, 1149 Division St in East Greenwich on Tuesday, June 20th beginning at 12:30PM. Chris Hennessey, Territory Manager for St. Jude will be discussing the latest innovation for Deep Brain Stimulation, The Infinity System. RSVP’s are required as seating is limited. Please RSVP to Chris at 508-454-6404.

June 21, 2017-  Portsmouth Support Group at Atria learns about “Aging in Place”!

The Portsmouth Support group will meet on Wednesday, June 21st at Atria Aquidneck Place 125 Quaker Hill Lane Portsmouth, RI 02871 at 10 AM. Join us to learn more about PD while meeting others from your area living with Parkinson’s. This month’s speaker will be Linda Bohmbach from Home Healthsmith of Portsmouth. Learn what is available to making your home more PD friendly! This group is open to people with Parkinson’s and their care partners and friends. For more information please call our new support group leader Peter at 401-258-9735PeterWeldy@gmail.com or Mary Ellen at 401-736-1046.

June 27, 2017- East Providence Support Group at Evergreen

Please join us for our next Parkinson’s Support Group in East Providence. We will meet on Tuesday, June 27th at Evergreen, One Evergreen Drive, East Providence at 10:00am.  Mary Ellen from the APDA Parkinson’s Center will be the guest speaker. Join us to learn more about PD while meeting others from your area living with Parkinson’s. This group is open to people with Parkinson’s and their care partners and friends! For more information please call Kristin at 401-228-1120.

July 8, 2017 DBS- Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group- Warwick

The Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group in Warwick will meet on Saturday, July 8th at 10 am at Kent Hospital’s Doctor’s Auditorium 455 Tollgate Rd Warwick. The doctor’s parking lot will be open for your convenience. 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 and Abbott will be in attendance! For more information please call Mary Ellen at 736-1046.

July 13, 2017 – RI Chapter Board Meeting- Kent Hospital

The next general meeting of the APDA Rhode Island Chapter will be on Thursday, July 13th at 6:30PM. We meet the second Thursday each month at Kent Hospital in the Doctor’s Auditorium on the first floor. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome. Please call 401-736-1046 and let us know if you plan to attend as the room can be changed to accommodate an increased attendance

 

August 12, 2017 DBS- Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group- Providence

The  Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group in Providence will meet on Saturday, August 12th 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.

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