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2018 Save the Dates for our Major Events

May 4th- Spring Gala Crowne Plaza

June 10th- Spring Conference Crowne Plaza

June 25th-  Golf Tournament Quidnessett Country Club

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!

 


May 3rd  – RI Chapter Board Meeting- Kent Hospital

The next general meeting of the APDA Rhode Island Chapter will be on Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30PM. We usually meet the second Thursday each month but this month it will be the 1st Thursday due to our gala We meet 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.

 


April 28, 2018 DBS- Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group- Providence

The  Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group in Providence will meet on Saturday, April 28th 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.


May 4th, 2018- 1st Annual “Run for the Roses” Gala for Research

Please join us on Friday evening, May 4th for a fun filled Kentucky Derby themed gala as we raise funds to support APDA Parkinson’s research for the CURE!! Our “Run for the Roses” Gala will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick on May 4th beginning at 5:00pm with cocktails. Dinner and dancing will follow with music provided by Luke Renchan Entertainment.  Breakout your biggest and best hats for the ladies or bow ties and bowlers for our gentlemen. We will have a best costume and best hat contests along with a silent auction and raffle.  Special thank you to our Gala Chairs: Jeff & Bonnie Sullivan!

To register:  https://www.apdaparkinson.org/community/rhode-island/events-ri/2018-gala/

For more information and sponsorship opportunities please call Mary Ellen at 401-736-1046

        


May 5th, 2018 – Friends & Family Support Group in East Greenwich

Our Friends & Family  (Caregiver) Support Group will meeting Saturday, May 5th at 10 AM at Atria Harbour Hill 159 Division St East Greenwich, RI. This group is intended for the family members, adult children and friends of someone with Parkinson’s disease. We usually meet each month on the 2nd Saturday (but for May it will be the 1st Saturday)  from 10-12 PM. For more information please call Mary Ellen at 401-736-1046.


June 8th, 2018 DBS- Smile Through Art Workshop at Kent Hospital

In partnership with The American Parkinson Disease Association Rhode Island Chapter, The Art Cart will be bringing their Smile Through Art Workshops to Warwick, RI!  The Art Cart will be held at Kent Hospital Doctor’s Auditorium 455 Tollgate Rd Warwick, RI on June 8th from 1-3PM. Come learn the benefits of creativity and movement for people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Family Members or caregivers are welcome to attend. Our consecutive workshops, explore different mediums of art and teach participants how to temporarily alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Pre-register is required for these workshops as seating is limited. Please rsvp to RI APDA at: (401) 736-1046.


June 10th, 2018  Annual Parkinson’s Spring Conference

Presented by Lundbeck

Please join us for our Annual Parkinson’s Spring Conference at the Crowne Plaza- Plaza Ballroom in Warwick, RI.  We will feature presentations from Drs Joseph Friedman, Duarte Machado, Wael Asaad and John Seibyl! Conference includes continental breakfast, lunch and presentations.

Schedule of Events

8:00      Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00       Hallucinations & Delusions in Parkinson’s Disease-  Joseph H. Friedman, MD    Movement Disorder Program at Butler Hospital

10:00 Continuing the Journey – A Treatment Option for Advanced Parkinson’s Disease – Duarte Machado, MD, Hartford Healthcare Movement Disorders Program

11:00 Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery –  Wael Asaad, MD, PhD Neurosurgeon, Rhode Island Hospital

 12:00 Lunch & Rhode Island Chapter APDA Annual Business Meeting

1:00     Early Detection & Neuroimaging for  Parkinson’s Disease – John Seibyl, MD Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders, New Haven, CT

T0 more information and to register: https://www.apdaparkinson.org/community/rhode-island/events-ri/2018springconference/

Register early as most RI APDA events sell out!!

Sponsors

 


June 25th, 2018 – 11th Annual Parkinson’s Golf Tournament At Quidnessett Country Club

Join us on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Quidnessett Country Club for another wonderful golf tournament!  Check in & Pro Clinics are being held from 10 am to 12 Noon with top RI pros. Buffett lunch begins at  11:30 am followed by a Shot Gun Start at 1:00 pm (scramble format).  After fun on the course return to the club house for cocktails at 5:30 pm and a Prime Rib dinner beginning at 6:30 pm.  The evening includes prizes for our golfers, silent auction and raffle.

 

Pro Clinic featuring: Ed Kirby, Director of Golf- Carnegie Abbey;  Dave Marcotte, Director of Golf-Point Judith CC; Chad Spencer, Director of Golf- Valley CC….and more!

Golfers Cost:  $175
Includes, golf, cart, clinics, lunch & dinner

Dinner Guest Only:  $60

All net proceeds are restricted to support our RI APDA Patient Care Services Programs
Registration is now open:
We also have many sponsor levels for local businesses. For more information about the golf tournament and potential sponsor opportunities please call Mary Ellen at 401-580-2412

July 3rd, 2018 DBS- Smile Through Art Workshop at Atria Bay Spring Village

In partnership with The American Parkinson Disease Association Rhode Island Chapter, The Art Cart will be bringing their Smile Through Art Workshops to Barrington, RI!  The Art Cart will be held at Atria Bay Spring Village, 147 Bay Spring Ave in Barrington on Tuesday, July 3rd form 10:45- 12:45 pm.  Come learn the benefits of creativity and movement for people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Family Members or caregivers are welcome to attend. Our consecutive workshops, explore different mediums of art and teach participants how to temporarily alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Pre-register is required for these workshops as seating is limited. Please rsvp to RI APDA at: (401) 736-1046


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 and they will donate $5 to RI APDA for each ticket sold.

To Purchase your tickets:https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/youraccount.asp?&submit=Continue&Cookies=yes&HoldID=1910#.Wt3RW4jwbIU


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

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 apdari@apdaparkinson.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 apdari@apdaparkinson.org.  We hope you can join us!

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