"Never let the things you cannot do prevent you from doing the things you can do"  Coach John Wooden
Our Next Meeting
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

June 8th
Roy Alcalay, MD and Christine Kim MD from Columbia University Medical Center.
Topic: "Research and Clinical Updates"
Upcoming Speakers

July 13th Dr. Meytin is scheduled to speak to us. He has asked us to suggest topics that we would like him to discuss. Please email them to 
Are you interested in being a part of a "PD Journal Club" with Dr. Meytin to discuss recently published PD research articles. Planning to meet on a monthly basis. If interested in being a part of this group please email

In an effort to streamline the newsletter, Greenwich YMCA and Pop Up classes are now listed online at I've added a new drop down menu to "Calendar of Events" - "YMCA & Pop Up Classes"
I will continue to include a link to the page each week and will let you know if there are any changes and or new classes.

Please let us know your opinion on how we can make both the newsletter and website better. You can send an email by
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Promoting Physical Activity Engagement for People with Early Stage Parkinson’s Disease: ENGAGE-PD

As part of the Parkinson's Body and Mind Program we are promoting the Engage PD though the Columbia University Medical Center Physical Therapy Department. This intervention is a physical activity coaching program designed for people with early/mid stage PD to improve physical activity engagement. It includes 1-3 one-to-one coaching sessions with a licensed physical or occupational therapist over a 3 month period.(Can be done in person and virtually) Read Flyer
Upcoming Meditation series information for website and newsletter.  Flyer prepared my CMP attached.
Starting June 10th -- Community Mindfulness Meditation Series presented by the Community Mindfulness Project's co-founder Erika Long
By popular demand, as a follow up to her April 20th presentation to Shakers Anonymous support group, Erika is offering to persons living with Parkinson's Disease and their loved ones a series of four 30-minute sessions, at 7pm on Thursdays: June 10th, June 17th, June 24th and July 1st.  Each session will have an introduction with some science, and then a practice that will be particularly supportive for persons with PD and their family members.  There will be a heavy emphasis on community and agency - exploring practices, noticing which ones fit best, and adapting as needed.
Hello Shakers!
As we know, walking is an excellent form of exercise!
How about joining us for a 1 mile Exercise Walk at Waveny Park on Thursday, June 10th at 2:00
We'll meet in the Parking Lot 
in front of the Waveny House, New Canaan

Please RSVP so we know you're joining!
Susan Gardner (203) 218-7584 or
Debbie Silverthorn (203) 524-4993

Michael J. Fox Foundation coverage

  • MJFF Funding 4 Studies Into Environmental Toxins and Parkinson’s [Parkinson’s News Today – June 4, 2021 – By Forest Ray PhD]
  • NASDAQ Company Diligently Working Towards Advanced Treatments for Parkinson's Disease and Cancer: Inhibikase Therapeutics, Inc. [Inhibikase Therapeutics Press Release  – June 3, 2021]
Parkinson’s disease coverage
  • Parkinson's, AI and Me [BBC News – June 3, 2021 - By Rory Cellan-Jones]
  • Survey: Patients Want Low Cost, Under-the-tongue Treatment [Parkinson’s News Today – June 4, 2021 – By Marta Figueiredo PhD]
  • What I Learned From Joining an Inclusive Theater Group [Parkinson’s News Today – June 3, 2021 – By Samantha Felder]
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Effective Over the Long Haul [Medscape – June 3, 2021 – By Megan Brooks]

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