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Our Next Meeting
Tuesday March 2nd 7:00 PM
 
Care Partner Support Group

Looking forward to our first Zoom meeting of the New Year coming up on Tuesday, January 5 at 7:00pm

This monthly support group is exclusively for care partners of people with Parkinson's disease. The group is facilitated by Jay Stratooudakis.

 

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 hagerbrant@gmail.com
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

March 9th: Harini Sarva MD Neuro Next Study, Light Therapy for Impaired Sleep in PD https://doctors.nyp.org/harini-sarva-md/428-east-72nd-street
 
March 16th: Parkinson's Support Group for People with PD and Care Partners
 
March 23rd:
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. 
 

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. 
https://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/amy-b-scher
https://www.soundstrue.com/blogs/authors/amy-b-scher
 
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
 
Parkinson’s Body and Mind Program
Revised COVID Safe  Greenwich YMCA

 
Given the current environment of Covid-19, all PD classes are free of charge until March 1st, at which time we will assess current conditions.
 
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

Friday:              Yoga w/ Francesca @ 10:00am
 
Zoom in and try the class free. Call member services at (203)869-1630 for the link.

Registration
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 Classes / Online Schedule
 
Please note the Mixed Movement Class remains on the schedule for Thursday night as well as its usual time on Saturday morning.

If you have any questions regarding the classes, please call me at #203-561-5863.
 
Tai Chi Basics (50-60min)  Monday March 1st. 11:00 AM $6.00 BUY ACCESS

Happy Hour Tai Chi (50-60min) Monday, March 1, 5:00 PM $6.00 BUY ACCESS

Qigong (30min) Wednesday, March 3, 11:00 AM $3.00 BUY ACCESS

Liuhebafa (50-60min) Wednesday, March 3, 5:00 PM $6.00 BUY ACCESS

Mixed Movement (50-60min) Thursday, March 4, 6:00 PM $6.00 BUY ACCESS

Happy Hour Tai Chi (50-60min) Friday, March 5, 5:00 PM $6.00 BUY ACCESS

Mixed Movement (50-60min) Saturday, March 6, 9:00 AM $6.00 BUY ACCESS

 

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

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3901405312?pwd=QUVTTzM3LzN5OTQ2ZlFYTld6dnRaUT09

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

Classes are free - Donations are welcome
Venmo: @Francesca-Conway-1 PayPal: nicole3@optonline.net

Ray Fructuoso online workout classes Wednesdays and Fridays at 2PM

Wednesdays at 2:00 PM on Zoom. 
Fridays at 2:00 PM on Zoom


Just go to the following link on your iPhone, laptop or desktop.
Click https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7064312737 to start or join a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Classes are free/Donations are welcome https://venmo.com/code?user_id=19602005169274888

Ray's YouTube videos are available in the Shakers Anonymous video library https://www.shakersanonymous.org/help-videos

 
Please join us for the next episode of Dr. Gilbert Hosts -- an 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 March 17, Dr. Gilbert will speak with special guest Dr. Clemens Scherzer for an interesting conversation about Genetics & PD. Dr. Scherzer will discuss his innovative research, address many of the fascinating issues about genetics as it relates to PD, and will answer your questions live during the program. Simply click the green button below to reserve your spot!
 
Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Genetics & PD with Dr. Clemens Scherzer
Wednesday March 17th. 12:00PM
Register

Mental health is defined as emotional, psychological and social well-being and is an essential part of everyone’s overall health. It is particularly important to understand mental health as it relates to someone with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

As with every symptom of PD, there is a tremendous amount of variation between people experiencing mental health symptoms. Most people with PD will have some mental health concerns including anxiety, depression and cognitive changes. 

Here at the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) we have developed many resources to help you learn more about the different mental health issues that might affect you or your loved one. We hope you find the insight and advice below to be helpful. We encourage you to learn more and to talk to your doctor about any mental health concerns you may have. 

Patient Perspectives: Hearing how other people deal with their mental health challenges can help you craft ways to deal with yours:

·        Learn more about mental health and PD and get the personal perspectives of two people who are living with PD, the mental health issues they deal with, and the strategies that work for them. 

·        Read messages from others in the PD community about their own mental health concerns and observations. 

Stress and Anxiety: Anxiety and stress are two different things, but can often manifest themselves in similar ways, making it challenging to tell the difference. They can often worsen PD symptoms, so it is helpful to learn more about these issues and what you can do to help minimize their impact. 

Apathy: Apathy is defined as a feeling of indifference or a general lack of interest or motivation in activities, and can be one of the most challenging and puzzling non-motor symptoms of PD. It can also be very frustrating for the person with PD as well as for care partners, friends and family. Learn more about apathy, including lifestyle modifications that can make a difference.

Psychosis: PD psychosis is a non-motor symptom that causes patients to experience hallucinations and/or delusions. More than half of all patients with PD eventually develop symptoms over the course of their disease so it is important to understand more and learn what can be done to help.

https://www.parkinson.org/events/2021/NewFrontiers-Westchester

Spotlight on Brain Heath: This APDA Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease webinar offers important information on brain health and helpful ways to address mental health symptoms: 

Tips for Talking to Your Doctor: Don’t wait for your doctor to ask – be sure to talk about any mental health concerns you may have so you can start working on ways to improve your situation. This fact sheet provides valuable advice about how to talk to your doctor about your mental health. 

Tracking your Symptoms: The free APDA Symptom Tracker can help you to track mental health (and other) symptoms, easily and accurately so you’re providing a full picture when talking with your doctor. Download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play. 

THE MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION | FOR PARKINSON'S RESEARCH
How to Plan for 2021 Estate
and Income Tax Changes
   Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  12 to 1 p.m. ET
 
REGISTER NOW
A new year marks a key time to reevaluate or establish estate plans. But what estate and income tax changes might we expect under the new Administration? In this webinar, guest panelist Martin Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD, tax expert, author and founder of Shenkman Law, will lead a discussion on potential changes and how we can start planning ahead.
Sometimes what you need more than anything is to be seen and heard by others who are traveling along a similar path. That’s why we decided to put on an event for people with Parkinson’s by people with Parkinson’s. It’s time to pass the mic to people who can show you that it is possible to live well with Parkinson’s today because they are doing it themselves.

Join us on Friday, April 2, where you will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with an inspirational lineup of speakers and small group leaders who have been living with Parkinson’s anywhere from two years to 20+ years.
REGISTER TO JOIN US
 
View the event agenda to learn more about sessions and speakers.
The Victory Summit virtual event goes beyond the screen. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with fellow people with Parkinson's all from the comfort of your own home using a computer, tablet, or phone. Plus, you’ll meet some of our Ambassadors who are available to support you at any time. Register to join us.
 
   
URGENT ALERT
LET’S SHOW THE WORLD WE GIVE A DIME ABOUT PARKINSON’S
 
 
RED LETTER CAMPAIGN AND LIVE EVENT
MARCH 16, 2021 | Noon ET

CAN WE COUNT ON YOU?
 
 
Hello US-based 
PD Avengers, 
 
This is an urgent alert. 
 
Remember when we said we don't want your money, we want your voice?
 
Here is an opportunity to use your voice and be heard. 
 
The authors of the Ending Parkinson's Disease book and the PD Avengers want to find out what would happen if thousands of people from the Parkinson's community wrote to the White House?
 
Register now for your free red letter to send to the White House on March 16th. We are hoping a pile of a thousand or more red letters in the White House mail room will get the attention of someone with the last name Biden. All the details are below. Share this with your friends, family, colleagues and care teams. 
 
All the details on the Red Letter Campaign and the LIVE EVENT on March 16, including registration, is available at www.endingpd.org.
 
United to End Parkinson's,
 
Larry 
 
WHAT ARE WE ASKING?
 
MAKE MEDICARE’S COVERAGE OF TELEMEDICINE PERMANENT
BAN PARAQUAT, CHLORPYRIFOS 
AND TRICHLOROETHYLENE
INCREASE PARKINSON’S RESEARCH FUNDING 
TEN-FOLD
 
 
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DR. RAY DORSEY
DIRECTOR
UR CENTER FOR HEALTH + TECHNOLOGY
 
DR. MICHAEL OKUN
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION
TELL THE PRESIDENT WHY YOU GIVE A DIME. WE’LL MAIL YOU A PRE-PRINTED LETTER TO SEND. JUST SIGN YOUR NAME, ADD A PERSONAL NOTE AS YOU WISH, AND MAIL IT!
QUANTITIES ARE LIMITED. SIGN UP BY MARCH 1ST FOR A GUARANTEED LETTER.
DR. BAS BLOEM
DIRECTOR
CENTRE OF EXPERTISE FOR PARKINSON & MOVEMENT DISORDERS
 
DR. TODD SHERER
CEO
MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION
 
SIGN UP HERE  TO RECEIVE YOUR LETTER.
 
"Give a Dime About Parkinson's"  LIVE EVENT
 
PD AVENGERS CO-FOUNDER LARRY GIFFORD IN CONVERSATION WITH FOUR WORLD-CLASS EXPERTS IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE
Reserve Your Spot Today
 
If you would like to join the PD Avengers committee to eradicate Paraquat and other pesticides, herbicides and chemicals linked to Parkinson's, please email Larry@PDAvengers.com
 

Parkinson's disease and the COVID-19 Vaccine

Michael J. Fox Foundation coverage   
 
Parkinson’s disease coverage     
 

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