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Tuesday, September 13th. 7 PM via Zoom
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Shaker's Anonymous Meeting
 
Sarah Mulukutla MD MPH is a board-certified neurologist with a passion for mind-body medicine. She has been a pioneer at the American Academy of Neurology promoting Integrative Health and is the founder of their Integrative Neurology Section. 

Hacking the Parkinson’s Brain with Meditation

Meditation has many health benefits, but for people with Parkinson’s disease, learning to control one’s inner dialogue can have profound impact on motor symptoms. This talk will give an overview of current research looking at the impact of meditation on the brain networks involved in Parkinson’s disease and provide tips for adopting a meditation practice.  

Tuesday, September 20th 7 PM

We will be having an in-person meeting. at the New Canaan YMCA at 7pm. This is a meeting to come together to share topics of interest for people with PD and Care Partners. 

The first half of the meeting will include a short presentation by Joshua Lander, DC, MS, DACNB, CSCS

NEW PD RESEARCH STUDY
Enrolling Now Gait and Cognition

This study will examine the relationship between gait and cognition in PD. The goal is to provide foundational knowledge for future research regarding early detection biomarkers, brain region involvement, and therapeutic strategies.
 

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No meeting on Tuesday, September 27th

Please email suggested topics to lynnhagerbrant@parkinsonsbodyandmind.org
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 Parkinson's Body and mind PD Mentor.
Mindfulness Monday programs
 
The Parkinson’s Foundation had a program called "PD Health at Home" on their Mindfulness Monday programs where Dr. Taylor Rush presented the "7 Pillars of Mindfulness" Each week we will include one of the "7 Pillars" 
 
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course
 
Stress is common in Parkinson’s. If you’re experiencing stress, you may benefit from our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. This course is based on the national model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Decades of published research shows that those who complete the course report reductions in pain, fatigue, anxiety and sleep disturbance and an overall increase in quality of life.
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Free of charge and open to all
Reduce symptoms, sharpen your mind, and stay connected
Interested in joining the PD Body & Mind Program, but not sure if it’s for you? Meet our Parkinson’s specialty certified instructors and try our classes for free.
Rock Steady Boxing, Yoga and Tai Chi
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Finding Your Way:
Working through Emotions in Early Years with Parkinson’s
  Thursday, September 15
  12 to 1 p.m. ET
 
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In this webinar, our expert panelists will discuss ways to manage emotions and navigate the early years of a Parkinson’s diagnosis. We’ll feature reflections from a person recently diagnosed in addition to people who have been living with the disease for years. We’ll also cover the valuable role people recently diagnosed can play in research.
We are so proud of our friend and member of Parkinson's Body and Mind, Torrance York for sharing her amazing talent with the publication of her new book.
Semaphore
September 8 - October 15, 2022
Reception & book signing on September 22, 6-8pm

Rick Wester Fine Art
526 West 26th Street, Suite 417
New York, NY 10001
 
Please join us for a reception & book signing to celebrate the exhibit and the publication of my new book Semaphore. 
In Semaphore, I examine the shift in my perspective after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The monograph, published by Kehrer Verlag, includes 96 pages, 67 photographs and an essay by Rebecca Senf, PhD.
 Click to read my Semaphore artist statement.
 
ORDER SIGNED BOOK or SPECIAL EDITION 8X10 PRINT WITH BOOK
Join Us for Next Week's WPC Research Spotlight 
Drug repurposing for PD - does it work?
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11AM - 12PM EDT
 
Dr. Stott is the Director of Research at Cure Parkinson's. The organization is an international supporter of both lab- and clinic-based research on disease modification in Parkinson's. Originally from New Zealand, Simon has over 15 years of experience in the field of Parkinson's research - in both the academic and biotech industry sector. He has been involved in lab-based research as well as clinical studies, with a number of scientific publications. He also maintains the 'Science of Parkinson's' website, which attempts to explain in plain English the research currently being conducted on Parkinson's.
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Personalized results for the individual assessments that were done at the Westport/Weston YMCA will be coming soon..
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/ 
Greenwich YMCA 
The Greenwich YMCA will be closed till  Monday August 29.
50 E. Putnam Ave. Greenwich, CT 203 869 1630
Information regarding the PDBM program & schedule:
Fairfield YMCA 841 Old Post Rd., Fairfield CT 06824 
For more information, please call 203-255-3824 and ask for Karen Inman https://cccymca.org/locations/fairfield/schedules/
New Canaan YMCA To learn more about classes please contact Bridget Philipp at 203-920-1626. Click here for more information.
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