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Parkinson's Body and Mind &
Shakers Anonymous are now one.
We need your help

We’ve grown from a small local support group that met once a month to a global organization with over 500 members.
Shakers Anonymous is the heart of our program, providing you with weekly support group meetings with expert guest speakers from across the country. ​

Parkinson’s Body and Mind provides you with a program to keep you healthy and slow the progression of PD. As we grow, we are expanding the program to underserved areas so that everyone can benefit no matter their financial situation.
Any size donation will help, A
$10 monthly donation or onetime donation of any amount. Help us help you by clicking on the donate buttons below.
Click here to download our brochure for more information.

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Parkinson's Body and Mind is a Section 501(c)(3) Organization
There will not be a meeting
this Tuesday, July 26th
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
Please email suggested topics to
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
Activate Your Mind and Your Muscles

Riding a bike, lifting weights, sweating it out on a treadmill—what do such exercises have in common? For one thing, each can be a mindfulness practice. Whatever the physical activity—dancing the Tango, taking a swim—instead of simply working out to burn calories, master a skill, or improve condition, you can move and breathe in a way that not only gets your blood pumping and invigorates every cell in your body, but also shifts you from feeling busy and distracted to feeling strong and capable.  Read more...

New Blood Test for Parkinson's Studied

Test Has High Degree of Accuracy; Parkinson’s Experts Cautiously Optimistic
By Kathleen Doheny
Medically Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on February 22, 2012
Feb. 22, 2012 -- An experimental blood test for Parkinson's disease is more than 90% accurate in diagnosing the progressive disorder that affects movement and balance, according to its developers.The test requires a single drop of blood, says Robert Nagele, PhD, a professor of medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. 
It looks for specific proteins that are produced by the body in response to Parkinson's disease, he tells WebMD.  Read more…

Improv for Parkinson's Summit

  • Monday, July 25, 2022
  • 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
  • Tightrope Theatre2343 Main StreetVancouver, BC, V5T 3C9Canada (map)
Click here for details
Participants Wanted for a Research Study Examining the exercise and physical activity needs and values of people with Parkinson’s disease
Our partners at the University of Connecticut's goal is to improve the lives of individuals living with Parkinson’s disease through the combination of exercise, support, and technology.
Participants can select whether they want to participate in person or through a virtual conference meeting. In-person sessions will take place at the University of Connecticut, Kinesiology building, 3107 Horsebarn Hill Rd, Storrs, CT or UConn Health, Outpatient Pavilion, 135 Dowling Way, Farmington, CT.
A $50 gift card will be provided to participants after the completion of the research study.
To learn more about this research, contact Cristina Colón-Semenza at or 860-486-0019. This research is conducted under the direction of Cristina Colón-Semenza, University of Connecticut.

Parkinson's Disease Biomarkers in Nerve Cells in the Gut
To view additional clinical trials, please click
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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