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Tuesday, July 12th at 7pm via Zoom
Topic: Deep Brain Stimulation
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Shaker's Anonymous Meeting
Patrick Badere Senatus, MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS
Dr. Senatus is a board-certified Neurosurgeon with extensive experience in minimally invasive and restorative spine surgery. He has lectured nationally on minimally invasive surgery and participates actively in the design of the next generation of minimally invasive surgery systems. Dr. Senatus is fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of SurgeonsRead more...
Facts vs the Myths of DBS
Dr. Leon Meytin, Movement Disorders Neurologist, has joined the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center and will be seeing patients in Stamford, CT. His background includes a fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York and Neurology Residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He has experience with a multitude of common and unique conditions including Parkinson’s disease, Atypical Parkinsonism, Dystonia, Ataxia, Tics, Essential Tremor and more. He has been involved with several clinical trials and clinical research.
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 2nd. at 7pm. 
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 July 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...
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Marsha for Mindfulness
Mindful Eating: Enjoy Every Mouthful

It’s easy enough to reduce eating to a sensation of bite, chew, and swallow. Who hasn’t eaten a plateful of food without noticing what they’re doing? Yet eating is one of the most pleasurable experiences we engage in as human beings, and doing it mindfully can turn eating into a far richer experience, satisfying not just the need for nutrition, but more subtle senses and needs. When we bring our full attention to our bodies and what we are truly hungry for, we can nourish all our hungers.  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
Registry of Deep Brain Stimulation With the VERCISE™ System: Vercise DBS Registry
PPMI: A New Horizon for Parkinson's Research
 Participants With Early-stage Parkinson's Disease
A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Intravenous Prasinezumab in Participants With Early Parkinson's Disease
Evaluation of the Safety and Effectiveness of Bilateral Exablate Ablation of the Pallidothalamic Tract (PTT) for the Treatment of the Motor Complications of Parkinson's Disease (PD)
A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Intravenous Prasinezumab in Participants With Early Parkinson's Disease
To view additional clinical trials, please click
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: 
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!
Fairfield YMCA
841 Old Post Rd., Fairfield CT 06824
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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