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Parkinson's Body and Mind &
Shakers Anonymous are now one.
We need your help
Parkinson's Body and Mind is launching our Program at the Bridgeport YMCA next month!!
Consider making a generous donation of $150 to help provide two classes for 20 people at the Bridgeport YMCA?
In addition, your donation will help certify an instructor and support the newsletter, assessments, speakers and mentors.
If you shop on Amazon, please consider naming Parkinson's Body and Mind as your designated charity on Amazon Smile. It's a no cost way to support PBM every time you shop.
Check out our new Parkinson's Body and Mind brochure Consider helping us "Spread the Word" by leaving brochures with your Movement Disorder doctor/ physical therapist, senior center or anywhere else you feel will help reach others with PD. 
Click here to download. 
Parkinson's Body and Mind is a Section 501(c)(3) Organization
Tuesday, August 2nd. 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
Click on the camera to join the meeting.

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. His book "Ending Parkinson's Disease" can be found here
Tuesday, August 16th
7pm In person only meeting speaker TBD at the New Canaan YMCA 564 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840
Please email suggested topics to
No Meeting on Tuesday, August 23rd or 30th.
Maybe your life purpose
isn‘t supposed to be a thrill-
seeking narrative.

What if you‘re meant to be the
sunshine to someone‘s stormy day?
The voice of clarity to a frantic mind?
You don‘t have to be a superhero
to save the world.
Do you remember when you were first diagnosed with Parkinson’s? The fear you had and all the questions about PD and what will tomorrow bring? Why not help someone newly diagnosed and remove the fear from the questions. Become a Shakers Anonymous PD Mentor. If you’re interested or if you know someone that needs a mentor, call us at 203 742 1440 or email by clicking on the following link Shakers Anonymous PD Mentor.
Marsha for Mindfulness
Mindful Driving: Drive Yourself Calm, Not Crazy
There’s nothing like heavy traffic and impatient drivers to trigger the “fight or flight” response. That’s why road rage erupts and stress levels soar, while reason is overrun. The worse the traffic, the worse the stress. Los Angeles, where I live, has some of the worst traffic around, and some of the most unserene drivers. Emotions run high, tempers flare, tires squeal.  Read more...
PD Pickleball is Back!
Starting August 8th,15th,22nd and 8/29 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Italian Center of Stamford 1620 Newfield Ave.        
1 instruction and Round Robin play
If you have not already signed up and are interested
Please RSVP Sean Harrigan at
Players of all skill levels are welcome.
First come first serve

Congress Introduces the National
Plan to End Parkinson’s Act

On Thursday, July 28, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the first-ever legislation solely devoted to ending Parkinson’s disease. This is a historic moment for the Parkinson’s community!  Read more...

Larry Gifford is a cofounder and
President of PD Avengers. 

When Life Gives You Parkinson’s is an honest, funny, and engaging podcast chronicling host Larry Gifford’s personal journey with Parkinson’s disease. Gifford, his wife Rebecca, and their son Henry live in Vancouver, British Columbia. Gifford has worked in radio for more than 30 years. In August 2017 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 45. Now in its fourth season, When Life Gives You Parkinson’s is a first-hand account of what it is like to live with PD for Gifford, his family, and other members of the worldwide Parkinson’s community. Read more...

Improv for Parkinson's with The Tightrope Theatre
This is your chance to be in the spotlight!
Join us for a lot of fun in this class designed for people with Parkinson's
Tightrope Theatre is proud to be partnered with the Parkinson Society of British Columbia, PD Avengers, Parkinson's Foundation and Mount Sinai Hospital to offer a variety of improv courses geared towards students with Parkinson's Disease.  

Aerobic Exercise Positively
Alters Parkinson’s Brain

Getting regular exercise is essential to managing Parkinson’s disease (PD). It is well established that exercise promotes aerobic conditioning, strength, balance, flexibility and mobility, which can substantially improve overall quality of life. Read more...

Scientists create nanobody that can punch through tough brain cells and potentially
treat Parkinson's disease

Proteins called antibodies help the immune system find and attack foreign pathogens. Mini versions of antibodies, called nanobodies—natural compounds in the blood of animals such as llamas and sharks—are being studied to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer. Read more...
Make sure to check the YMCA's websites! New classes have or will be added to the schedule.
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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