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Our Next Meeting
Tuesday March 23rd 7:00 PM
“David Levkovich, PT DPT - Owner and Director of Physical Therapy Customized Parkinson’s Exercise and Wellness Program” a panel discussion including Physical Therapists, Personal Trainers, Pilates/Yoga instructors and of course Rock Steady Boxing coaches to do a presentation followed by a Q and A.
David Levkovich, PT DPT
Owner and Director of Physical Therapy
180 West 80th Street, Mezzanine
New York, NY 10024

Scheduled for upcoming meetings 

We have a great lineup of guest speakers for our upcoming meetings. The first 30 minutes of our meetings will involve a speaker and the second half will be for support and networking.

We are going to devote one meeting a month for those from our Shaker's Anonymous members who would like to "share your story", inspire others or lead a discussion on a topic of interest. email
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

March 30th: Amy B Scher, is an energy therapist, expert in mind-body healing, and the bestselling author of How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can.
April 6th: Care Partner Support Group Meeting with Jay Stratoudakis
April 13th:
Lori Quinn, EdD. PT Topic: Parkinson's Physical Activity / Coaching Program, 

April 20th: Parkinson's Support Group for People with PD and Care Partners

April 27th Dr. Soania Mathur, BSc, MD, CCFP,UnshakeableMD, MJFF Patient Council co-chair; co-founder PD Avengers
May 4th Care Partner Support with Jay Stratoudakis
May 11th Ezekiel Powdar/ Rachel Chasse (Program Manager) Healthmode Study/Retro-PD Study
Digital Medicine:Future for Healthcare,Research and Parkinson's Disease

May 18th Persons w/PD + care partners support group
May 25th Nancy Lombard, SW Ct Dept of Aging
June 1st Care Partner Support with Jay Stratoudakis
June 8th Nancy Lombard , SW CT Dept of Aging
Parkinson’s Body and Mind Program
Revised COVID Safe  Greenwich YMCA

Please note that given the current environment of people still receiving their vaccines, we continue to run all PD classes free of charge until  APRIL 1st .
The boxing track and padded mats will be in place by the middle of the month, at which time we will share some exciting visuals of this new space along with the Parkinson’s team here at the YMCA.  We can’t wait to welcome this group back into the Y!

All of these classes are offered both live @ YMCA (in studio AS1) and VIRTUAL.

You can call the 
Member Services Team at (203)869-1630 to reserve spot or if you have any questions about registration for classes. 

Our goal is to deliver safe programs that re-engage and re-connect members of the Parkinson’s community as it works best for each individual.

Our current schedule is as follows:
Monday:           Rock Steady Boxing w/Toni @ 10:00am
Wednesday:     Rock Steady Boxing w/Toni @ 9:00am

NEW Thursday: Tai Chi  w/Ken starting 4/1 @ 11 am
Friday:              Yoga w/ Francesca @ 10:00am
Zoom in and try the class free. Call member services at (203)869-1630 for the link.

All participants must register for the class via the YMCA of Greenwich App click here for Apple or here for Android or you can call the Member Services Team at (203)869-1630 to reserve spot or if you have any questions about registration for classes.
Tai Chi with Ken Dolan is back at Cos Cob Park on Monday, March 29th at 10 AM, for $12 each class.
We want to know if 8:30 am or 10am would be preferred for the class? RSVP Debbie Silverthorn

Roger Sherman Baldwin Park 100 Arch St Greenwich
Ken began studying TaiChi/Qigong in 1996. He has been teaching regularly scheduled TaiChi/Qigong classes in the Stamford-Greenwich area for 13 years as well as private sessions. He also co-teaches a stress management class at the Bennett Cancer Center. His classes emphasize relaxing with focused breathing and coordinated movement.
Studies have shown that TaiChi improves balance and motor control in Parkinson”s disease. 

No charge for trying out a class! For those who want to pay, suggested amount is at least $10 per class. 

If interested in attending please email Lynn at

Francesca Conway's Yoga for Parkinson's 
Tuesday and Thursday at 10 AM  

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 390 140 5312
Passcode: 321096 (NEW )

Classes are free - Donations are welcome
Venmo: @Francesca-Conway-1 PayPal:
Please join us for the next episode of Dr. Gilbert Hosts -- a monthly interactive webinar series where APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert, speaks with experts in the Parkinson's disease (PD) community and opens the conversation up to your questions.
On April 14, Dr. Gilbert will speak with special guest Dr. Joseph Friedman who will share small, but impactful ways that you can adjust your home, your daily routine, and your medication regimen, in order to make each day a bit smoother and more enjoyable. Simply click the green button below to reserve your spot!
Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Hacks, Tricks & Medication Tweaks to Improve Your Movement and Your Day with Dr. Joseph Friedman
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:00 PM ET
This free live broadcast will be streamed via YouTube. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to watch.
We hope you'll join us!
About Dr. Joseph Friedman
Dr. Joseph Friedman received his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his Neurology residency at The Neurological Institute of New York. He has been a practicing Movement disorders specialist in Rhode Island (RI), since 1982 and has been working with APDA as the medical director of the Rhode Island Chapter and the APDA Information & Referral Center at Butler Hospital in Providence, RI since 1986. Dr. Friedman is Professor of Neurology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Chief of the Movement Disorders Program at Butler Hospital. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the Parkinson Study Group and served as Editor in Chief of the RI Medical journal for 20 years and on the editorial boards of Movement Disorders and Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 peer reviewed articles plus numerous chapters and invited editorials. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. His free book on Parkinson’s disease can be found at

Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Searching for Ways to Stop Disease Progression

START DATE:3/22/2021
If you're already registered for the Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Searching for Ways to Stop Disease Progression webcast, click below:




David G. Standaert, MD, PhD
The University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine
Please join us for a demo session about mindfulness! During the demo, we will practice a guided meditation. No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation needed to participate.
This will take place on March 25th at 12:30pm with Emily Herzlin, Mind-Body instructor of Integrative Health and Wellbeing.

Please contact Maissa Trabilsy at or 2127466580 for more meeting information.

Monday, March 22 through Thursday, March 25
The comfort of your home
We look forward to having you join us for our first-ever virtual Parkinson’s Policy Forum. Live programming begins Monday, March 22 at 1 p.m. ET. We encourage you to log in early to test the technology and explore the resources available in the 6Connex platform. You can log in as early as 10 a.m. ET on Monday. Staff will be available to answer questions.    
To log in on Monday, click the button above or visit this link:
It is important that you log in with the same email address you provided on your registration form. There is no password required. We have also created a Forum guide for your reference which can be found on our website.
Want to start advocating early? Ask Congress to make prescription medicines affordable and accessible to people with Parkinson's.
Questions? Email We look forward to seeing you online next week.
Session recordings available now
On February 20, 2021, our first The Victory Summit® Virtual Event of the year brought together people from all over the world for a day of information, inspiration, and connection. The event featured sessions from experts in neurology, Parkinson’s medications, and physical therapy, as well as inspirational and informative breakout sessions led by our very own Ambassadors living well with Parkinson’s today. If you weren’t able to join the live event, you can watch all the recordings on demand and access the presenters’ slide decks here.
Michael J. Fox Foundation coverage   
After Record Growth in 2020, DRINKS Celebrates 39th Anniversary of Wine Insiders [PR Newswire – March 18, 2021]
The ‘Aha’ Moments That Helped Me See a Life Beyond Parkinson’s [Parkinson’s News Today – March 18, 2021 – By Lori DePorter]
Parkinson’s disease coverage      
Foundation Hosting Virtual, Contactless Moving Day Events [Parkinson’s News Today – March 18, 2021 – By Marisa Wexler]
Changes in Immune Cells of Blood in Sleep Disorder Patients Tied to Parkinson’s [Parkinson’s News Today – March 18, 2021 – By Aisha I Abdullah, PhD]
Dramatic Results from an Obesity Drug May Point Toward Multiple Uses in Neurology [Neurology Today – March 18, 2021 – By Richard Robinson]
Annovis’s Novel Approach to Parkinson’s Shows Early Promise [Scrip – March 17, 2021 – By Andrew McConaghie]
Researchers Find a Better Way to Identify Cells and Understand the Mechanisms of Diseases [News Medical Life Sciences – March 17, 2021 – By Emily Henderson, B.Sc.]

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