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Tuesday, July 5th at 7pm. 
There will be 2 Separate Zoom Meetings
Click on the camera to join the meeting.

 
Shaker's Anonymous Meeting
Lynn Hagerbrant 
& Jeff Butchen
 
 
Support and Networking Discussion for people with PD

We will have an open discussion so bring topics of interest.
 

There will be a 15 min guided meditation session for the people with PD support group
at 8pm.
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Care Partners Meeting
Jay Stratoudakis

 
All Care Partners are invited to
join the July Meeting

Sharing how we help our partners and other options, including: Meditation, Acupuncture, Message Therapy, Tai Chi, and Mindfulness. 
Tuesday, July 12th at 7pm via Zoom

Patrick Badere Senatus,
MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS
Topic: DBS 

Tuesday, July 19th at 7pm In person meeting speaker TBD at the New Canaan YMCA 564 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840
 
Tuesday, July 26th. No meeting
Tuesday August 9th Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA Professor of Neurology, Director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics at University of Rochester.  Read more...
Please email suggested topics to lynnhagerbrant@parkinsonsbodyandmind.org

A Global Alliance Spark a Parkinson's Movement

In April 2022, The Spark was introduced as a new international symbol for Parkinson's awareness. More than 5,000 members of the PD Avengers and more than 100 organizations from 92 countries came together to put Parkinson's in the past. The global alliance of people with Parkinson’s, care partners, family, friends and organizations united to help spark change. Read more...
Simple Mindfulness Practices for Daily Life
 
Your day-to-day activities offer ample opportunities to call up mindfulness in any moment. These simple practices will breathe space into your daily routines. Read more...
The Motion Picture Academy has selected Michael J. Fox to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. This award recognizes “an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry,” and more specifically, Michael’s impact on Parkinson’s research and the millions living with the disease. To learn more about this honor, please read the following blog.
Urge Congress to Reduce Roadblocks for Cannabis Research
In a study among 1,900 people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), 70 percent of respondents reported using cannabis to help manage symptoms.  

Despite its increasing use, there is a lack of research on cannabis in general — and specifically for PD — because of many outdated federal barriers for researchers. We need your help asking Congress to allow researchers to continue their important research into cannabis. Read more...
A Discussion With Parkinson’s Care Partners

Dr. Gilbert Hosts: A Discussion With Parkinson’s Care Partners
Monday, July 11, 2022   7:00 PM ET* / 4:00 PM PT
Join us and get care partner insights on:
•               Planning for PD over the long term
•               Navigating the healthcare system
•               Raising a family when your partner has PD
•               Negotiating finances and employment
•               Taking care of the care partner
•               And whatever else is on YOUR mind!
Register Today
Did you know that if you are a member of any YMCA?
You can use any YMCA in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut for free when you show your member scan tag.
We are committed to helping you stay active and healthy
by giving you access to Ys wherever you are. 
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/ 
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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!
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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.

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