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Upcoming Events – Rhode Island Chapter


Upcoming Events and Classes


2018 SAVE THE DATES

February 24th- Knock out Parkinsons- (see details below)

May 4th- Spring Gala Crowne Plaza

June 10th- Spring Conference Crowne Plaza

June 25th-  Golf Tournament Quidnessett Country Club

September 8th- Optimism Walk Goddard Park


February 24, 2018 DBS- Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group- Providence

The  Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group in Providence will meet on Saturday, February 24th 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.


February 24, 2018- 4th Annual Knock Out PD at Pancho O’Malley’s

Please join the fun on Saturday, February 24th for the 4th Annual Knock Out PD fundraiser to support RI APDA’s Rock Steady Boxing financial assistance program! Held at Pancho O’Malley’s, 140 Point Judith Rd, Narragansett from 7- 11pm the evening will include a cash bar and the famous Pancho O’Malley’s “Wing Buffett” sponsored by Seacoast Mortgage Inc. Meet Rich Gingras, former Light Heavyweight Champion of New England. Suggested donation $25pp.  You may buy tickets or donations online at https://www.apdaparkinson.org/community/rhode-island/events-ri/2018knockoutpd/

For more information please contact Pat Clays at:  pclays@seacoastmortgage.com 401-391-9277.


March 3, 2018 Dance for PD-A free movement class

This class is offered free of charged and is led by David Leventhal (Dance for PD/Mark Morris Dance Group) and Rachel Balaban (Regional Coordinator, Dance for PD). THe class will meet on Saturday, March 3rd from 1:00 – 2:15 PM at the Ashamu Dance Studio – Brown University, 77 Waterman Street, Providence.  Space is limited and you must register for this class by calling 1-800-957-1046 or online at http://bit.ly/dfpdbrown2018

For more information, please call 401-261-7062.


March 6th  – Atria Harbor Hill – East Greenwich

Atria HarborHill, 159 Division Street in East Greenwich is hosting a coffee hour on March 6th at 2pm for people living with a chronic condition. They will discuss their upcoming 6 week program: “Tools for Healthy Living- Chronic Disease Self Management Program”.  For more information about the coffee hour and their 6 week program please rsvp to  Maria Kishfy at 401-334-1686 0r maria.kishfy@atriaseniorliving.com


March 8th  – RI Chapter Board Meeting- Kent Hospital

The next general meeting of the APDA Rhode Island Chapter will be on Thursday, March 8th 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.

 


March 10th, 2018 – Friends & Family Support Group in East Greenwich

Our Friends & Family  (Caregiver) Support Group will meeting Saturday, March 10th 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 meet each month on the 2nd Saturday from 10-12 PM. For more information please call Mary Ellen at 401-736-1046.


March 24, 2018 DBS- Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group- Warwick

The Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group in Warwick will meet on Saturday, March 24th 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.

April 18th, 2018 DBS- Smile Through Art Workshop at URI

In partnership with The American Parkinson Disease Association Rhode Island Chapter, The Art Cart will be bringing their Smile Through Art Workshops to Kingston, RI!  The Art Cart will be held at the University of Rhode Island, 25 West Independence Way, Kingston, RI on April 18th 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 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

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!!


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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