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Parkinson's Body and Mind &
Shakers Anonymous are now one.
We need your help
Parkinson's Body and Mind is launching our Program at the Bridgeport YMCA next month!!
 
Consider making a generous donation of $150 to help provide two classes for 20 people at the Bridgeport YMCA?
 
In addition, your donation will help certify an instructor and support the newsletter, assessments, speakers and mentors.
If you shop on Amazon, please consider naming Parkinson's Body and Mind as your designated charity on Amazon Smile. It's a no cost way to support PBM every time you shop.
Check out our new Parkinson's Body and Mind brochure Consider helping us "Spread the Word" by leaving brochures with your Movement Disorder doctor/ physical therapist, senior center or anywhere else you feel will help reach others with PD. 
Click here to download. 
Parkinson's Body and Mind is a Section 501(c)(3) Organization
Tuesday, August 9th. at 7pm. 
Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA Professor of Neurology, the Center Director of for Human Experimental Therapeutics at University of Rochester. His book "Ending Parkinson's Disease" can be found here https://endingpd.org
Tuesday, August 16th
Jeff and Heather are leading the in-person meeting at 7pm. 
Speaker TBD at the New Canaan YMCA 564 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840
No Meeting on Tuesday, August 23rd or 30th.
Tuesday, September 6th.
There will be 2 Separate Zoom Meetings
Shaker's Anonymous Meeting
Lynn Hagerbrant 
& Jeff Butchen
 
 
Support and Networking Discussion for people with PD
Care Partners Meeting
Jay Stratoudakis
 
All Care Partners are invited to
join the September Meeting
Please email suggested topics to lynnhagerbrant@parkinsonsbodyandmind.org
Maybe your life purpose
isn‘t supposed to be a thrill-
seeking narrative.

What if you‘re meant to be the
sunshine to someone‘s stormy day?
The voice of clarity to a frantic mind?
You don‘t have to be a superhero
to save the world.
Do you remember when you were first diagnosed with Parkinson’s? The fear you had and all the questions about PD and what will tomorrow bring? Why not help someone newly diagnosed and remove the fear from the questions. Become a Shakers Anonymous PD Mentor. If you’re interested or if you know someone that needs a mentor, call us at 203 742 1440 or email by clicking on the following link Shakers Anonymous PD Mentor.
PD Pickleball is Back!
Starting August 8th,15th,22nd and 8/29 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Italian Center of Stamford 1620 Newfield Ave.        
 
1 instruction and Round Robin play
If you have not already signed up and are interested
Please RSVP Sean Harrigan at harrigan1225@gmail.com.
Players of all skill levels are welcome.
First come first serve
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: AUGUST 21, 2022
 
Improv for Parkinson's with The Tightrope Theatre
This is your chance to be in the spotlight!
Join us for a lot of fun in this class designed for people with Parkinson's
 
Tightrope Theatre is proud to be partnered with the Parkinson Society of British Columbia, PD Avengers, Parkinson's Foundation and Mount Sinai Hospital to offer a variety of improv courses geared towards students with Parkinson's Disease.  
Register

The National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act
 
Parkinson’s disease is the fastest growing neurological disease in the world. Last week the first-ever legislation devoted to ending Parkinson’s disease was introduced in the U.S. Congress. This bipartisan legislation has monumental potential for accelerating a cure and caring for people and families living with Parkinson’s.  The National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act (H.R. 8585) will for the first time, unite the federal government and private enterprise in a mission to prevent and cure Parkinson’s, alleviate financial and health burdens on American families, ensure those living with the disease have access to the care they need, and reduce government spending over time.
 
The team at Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) has worked long and hard to get this legislation introduced. They now stress that introducing the legislation is only the first step. To get the bill passed Congress men and women need to hear support from the public—persons with Parkinson’s, their care partners, families, friends, the many professionals in the field, etc. Basically the whole universe that makes up the care teams and support systems for persons with Parkinson’s. They suggest we urge our Representatives to support this bipartisan legislation and join as a co-sponsors of the bill introduced by Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL).
 
The MJFF has made it very easy to express your support for this legislation. I’ve done it so I know from personal experience. Just click on the link below to find a pre-written email, complete the form provided, and the letter will be sent to your representative in Congress.
 
Please consider voicing your support for this legislation. It will only take a minute or two of your time. Click Here details:  
A Study to Evaluate the Safety Tolerability and Pharmacokinetics of BIIB094 in Adults With Parkinson's Disease Parkinson's Disease (PD). The secondary objective of this study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of BIIB094.

A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Intravenous Prasinezumab in Participants With Early Parkinson's Disease (PADOVA) Parkinson's Disease (PD) who are on stable symptomatic PD medication.

A Study to Assess the Safety of BIIB122 Tablets and if it Can Slow the Worsening of Early-Stage Parkinson's Disease in Participants Between the Ages of 30 and 80 In this study, researchers will learn more about a study drug called BIIB122 in participants with early-stage Parkinson's disease (PD).

PROSEEK: A Phase 2 Study In Early Parkinson's Disease Patients Evaluating The Safety And Efficacy Of Abl Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition Using K0706 This study consists of 2 parts. Part 1 of the study is conducted to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of two doses of K0706 compared to placebo in subjects with early Parkinson's

Click Here for more PD Trials & Studies
Make sure to check the YMCA's websites! New classes have or will be added to the schedule.
Westport/Weston YMCA
14 Allen Raymond Ln. Westport, CT 203-226-8981 
 
Information regarding the PDBM program & schedule:
https://westporty.org/programs-services/health-wellness/parkinsons/ 
Register
Greenwich YMCA
50 E. Putnam Ave. Greenwich, CT 203 869 1630

 
Greenwich YMCA has started a new class! PD Muay Thai at 11am on Thursdays!!
 
Information regarding the PDBM program & schedule:
Click below to learn more about our classes!
Register
Fairfield YMCA
841 Old Post Rd., Fairfield CT 06824
203-255-3824
NEW CLASS:  Qigong! Thursdays @ 12:30-1:30pm
For more information please call  203-255-3824 and ask for Karen Inman
Class Schedules
The New Canaan YMCA

To learn more about classes please contact Bridget Philipp at 203-920-1626.

Register
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