"Never let the things you cannot do prevent you from doing the things you can do"  Coach John Wooden
There won't be a meeting on Tuesday 8/31
Our Next Meeting 
Tuesday, September 7th at 7pm.
Care Partner's meeting with Jay Stratoudakis 

September 14th We going to have Sharon Krichner speak who was diagnosed back in 2007 with PD. She started a blog, Twitchy Woman, My Adventures with Parkinson’s Disease. She also started a group for women that was more of a social/educational group than a support group in Los Angeles, CA. Last March, due to the pandemic, she took the program on-line with Zoom. Sunday Mornings with Twitchy Women started on March 22 with nine women. They have met every two weeks on Sunday mornings and now have more than 200 women who have participated, some from as far away as the UK and New Zealand!

October 12th Brian Kopell, MD a Neurosurgeon from Mt Sinai Hospital and his Nurse Practitioner, Meredith Spadaccia will be speaking to us about their new Brain Wellness program. 
October 26th Joy Antonelle de Marcaida MD from Hartford Healthcare in Vernon CT will be speaking to us about a recently approved medication for PD called Nourianz (Istradefylline) by Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceuticals.

NOURIANZ is a prescription medicine used with levodopa and carbidopa to treat adults with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who are having “off” episodes.

November 9th  Cristina M. Pino M.A., CCC-SLP Cristina will be speaking to us about incorporating their "Speak Out" Program with our PDBM program. Read more…
Remember to sign up for our new Shaker's Anonymous team for the MJFF virtual 5K/10K/Half Marathon scheduled for Saturday October 2nd.
If anyone has questions regarding the MJFF Virtual Run/Walk, they can reach me by email:
The Parkinson’s Journey - Understanding Progression

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET
Parkinson’s disease (PD) impacts every person living with the disease in different ways — from early signs to symptoms and progression. Learn more about patterns of progression, where you or your loved one tracks in the course of Parkinson’s, and how to navigate changes along the way working alongside your care team. Read more...


“You have Parkinson’s.” An estimated 60,000 people in the US hear these three words each year, setting them on a journey that, for so many, is filled with more questions than answers, especially in the beginning. But after 16 years of working to help people live well with Parkinson’s, we know these three words don’t have to mean giving up on the kind of life you imagined for yourself or your family. We also know that the longer it takes for someone to find the resources they need to live well, the longer their Parkinson’s will present challenges that affect their quality of life in negative ways. To help you get what you need, here is a collection of our most popular and helpful Parkinson’s resources for people who have been newly diagnosed. Read more...

Sherwood Island State Park Pavilion
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Register now and be a hero for people with Parkinson’s! 
* Online registration is strongly encouraged *
Parkinson's Body and Mind Program
PD Boxing & Conditioning  mini-session.
Starting Monday, August 9th 
Every Monday and Thursday 
 12:30-1:30 in the Zone 
Mon: Aug 9, 16, 23, 30
Thu: Aug 12, 19, 26 and Sep 2

Members: FREE  |  Non-Members: $60 
Daily Drop-In (Based on availability): $10 Seniors  | $20 Adult
Click Here for information about boxing gloves.

The number of spots per boxing class has been increased from 10 to 15. Starting in September we are planning to add an option to participate in the classes via zoom.

Call  203-226-8981
Information regarding the fall schedule: 

Also, if you choose to participate in the Parkinson's Body and Mind Program classes we strongly encourage you to wear a mask.
The YMCA of Greenwich is a Rock Steady Boxing Affiliate and has created a new boxing studio with padded flooring for safety.  Pat Francois, Interim CEO said, “As a Rock Steady Affiliate and with our new boxing studio, the YMCA is in a great position to support members of the PD community”.
There is a temporary hold for
Thursday boxing with Heather.

Parkinson’s Program pass that allows for unlimited classes in house and virtual Greenwich YMCA (
Class Schedule
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