"Never let the things you cannot do prevent you from doing the things you can do"  Coach John Wooden
Our Next Meeting 
Tuesday August 10th. at 7:00 PM

Parkinson's Body and Mind Program/YMCA
Meet the Instructors and hear about the plans for our exciting exercise and wellness program that is now a non profit 501(c)(3).

The Greenwich, Westport/Weston and the New Canaan YMCAs have big plans for the program this fall. Meet some of the instructors that will be teaching classes including Brenda Waldron Rock Steady boxing certified instructor. Also, a discussion about what you would like to see included to help this be the best exercise and wellness program for you. 
Upcoming Shaker’s Anonymous meetings 

Tuesday August 24th
Dr. Caroline Tanner, MD PhD is recruiting for a new clinical trial led by a team of Parkinson’s experts at UCSF in partnership with researchers from across the country. The goal of the study is to help people with Parkinson’s disease or parkinsonism maintain their independence by reducing the risk of hip fractures. 

There will be no meeting on Tuesday 8/31 

Coming Soon! Shaker's Anonymous live and zoom support group meeting on Tuesday September 21st at 7pm
The Westport Weston Family YMCA is proud to announce we have teamed up with Shakers Anonymous and Rock Steady Boxing to offer an extensive program to support those in our community living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Our new Parkinson’s Body and Mind Program (PDB&M) helps participants to improve quality of life with the help of specialty certified instructors. Be a vital member of a positive peer-led support group and enjoy a safe, comprehensive exercise regimen. Classes are open to all persons with PD regardless of mobility level.
CLASSES BEGIN Monday, August 9th, 2021
Parkinson's Body and Mind Program
PD Boxing & Conditioning  mini-session.
Starting Monday, August 9th 
Every Monday and Thursday 
 12:30-1:30 in the Zone 
Mon: Aug 9, 16, 23, 30
Thu: Aug 12, 19, 26 and Sep 2

Members: FREE  |  Non-Members: $60 
Daily Drop-In (Based on availability): $10 Seniors  | $20 Adult
To register click on the following link
Maximum 10 and minimum of 4 people to have class
(Classes only have a few spots left)
Call  203-226-8981
Information regarding the fall schedule:
Michael J. Fox Foundation coverage
  •  Latest News in Parkinson Disease: Tracking Progression via Machine Learning, Diagnostic PET Imaging, and More [American Journal of Managed Care – August 5, 2021 – By Matthew Gavidia]
  • UC San Diego Marks Final Stretch of Record-Breaking Fundraising Campaign [UC San Diego News Center – August 5, 2021 – By Matt Nagel]
  • The Paraquat & Parkinson’s Disease Connection [The Legal Examiner – August 5, 2021]
  • Michael J. Fox and IBM Use Artificial Intelligence Against Parkinson’s [Somag News – August 5, 2021 – By Leonard Manson]
  • Concussions, His Battle With Parkinson's Disease and The NFL's Future: Former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue Opens Up [USA Today – August 5, 2021 – By Jarrett Bell]
  • CNM-Au8 Raises Cellular Energy in Brains of Patients in REPAIR-PD Trial [Parkinson’s New Today – August 6, 2021 – By Forest Ray PhD]
  • My Top Travel Tips: Let Go of the Plan and Enjoy the Adventure [Parkinson’s New Today – August 5, 2021 – By Lori DePorter]
Expert Q&A: Mindfulness for Parkinson's
Register for our next Expert Q&A on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 11am-12pm PDT as Dr. Amie Hiller from OHSU joins us to discuss the current evidence for mindfulness as a practice that supports improvements in mental and physical health. Learn more about mindfulness and its potential benefits for Parkinson's.
Our Expert Q&A series is held every second Tuesday of the month in 2021. Join us to learn about topics in Parkinson's disease from the experts. Our Expert Q&A series is supported by Kyowa Kirin and Amneal.

Expert Q&A: Mindfulness for Parkinson's
Date: Tuesday, August 10
Time: 11am-12PM PDT
Moving Forward: Discovering a Treatment Option for Advanced Parkinson's
Date: Thursday, August 12
Time: 11am-12PM PDT
 Location: Zoom Webinar
Columbia University Department of Neurology’s Division of Movement Disorders, in partnership with Project: Music Heals Us (PMHU) and Manhattan School of Music (MSM), will be offering interactive ZOOM concerts each month to movement disorders patients.
Virtual Concerts
PMHU: Wednesday, August 18, 4:00-5:00PM
regular bi-monthly concerts the first Monday (6:30-7:30PM) and Third Wednesday (4-5PM) of each month
Upcoming dates: August 18, September 7 (date change)
Participants should have their own iPad or listening device, and use of headphones is Encouraged.
Registration is required as space is limited. For more information or to register, please contact Elizabeth Delaney at or 212-305-5779
The YMCA of Greenwich is a Rock Steady Boxing Affiliate and has created a new boxing studio with padded flooring for safety.  Pat Francois, Interim CEO said, “As a Rock Steady Affiliate and with our new boxing studio, the YMCA is in a great position to support members of the PD community”.
There is a temporary hold for
Thursday boxing with Heather.

Parkinson’s Program pass that allows for unlimited classes in house and virtual Greenwich YMCA (
Class Schedule
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