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Our next meeting is
Tuesday, June 28th at 7pm via Zoom

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Shaker's Anonymous Meeting
Lynn Hagerbrant & Jeff Butchen 
Support and Networking Discussion
for people with PD and care partners. 
Phase 2 Drug Trial for Motor Symptoms
Joseph M. Palumbo, Chief Medical Officer BioVie.

In preclinical studies, NE3107 was found to lessen inflammation within the nervous system and ease insulin resistance, slowing neurodegeneration and improving nerve function. In a primate model of Parkinson's, NE3107 in combination with levodopa led to a greater improvement in motor control than either therapy alone.   
Tuesday, July 5th at 7pm. 
There will be 2 Separate Zoom Meetings
Shaker's Anonymous Meeting
Lynn Hagerbrant 
& Jeff Butchen 
Support and Networking Discussion for people with PD 

There will be a 15 min guided meditation session for the people with PD support group at 8pm 
Care Partners Meeting
Jay Stratoudakis

All Care Partners are invited to join the PD Body & Mind Care Meeting

Topic:TBD Sharing how we help our partners and other options, including: Meditation, Acupuncture, Message Therapy, Tai Chi, and Mindfulness.  
Tuesday, July 12th at 7pm via Zoom

Patrick Badere Senatus,
Topic: DBS 

Tuesday, July 19th at 7pm In person meeting at the New Canaan YMCA
Tuesday, July 26th. No meeting
Tuesday August 9th at 7pm via Zoom
Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA Professor of Neurology, Director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics at University of Rochester
Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA, is a professor of neurology and director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Dorsey is investigating new treatments for movement disorders and is working on ways to improve the way care is delivered for individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurological disorders. Using simple web-based video conferencing, he and his colleagues are seeking to provide care to individuals with PD and neurological diseases.
Dr. Dorsey's research has been published in leading medical and neurology journals and has been featured on National Public Radio and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He previously directed the movement disorders division at Johns Hopkins and worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company. He completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, business school at the Wharton School and medical school at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ending Parkinson's Disease, A Prescription for Action
by Ray Dorsey, MD, Todd Sherer, PhD, Michael S. Okun, MD and Bastiaan R. Bloem, MD, PhD
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Mindfulness Info from Marsha:
Mindfulness moment information for email newsletter (source: AARP)
[June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness month]:

During Brain Health Awareness Month, it’s important to focus on whole-body health. You need to take care of your mind, body and spirit. While we understand how important it is to nourish our brains with proper nutrition and exercise, we often neglect to nourish our inner selves. This month serves as the perfect time to explore ways to help support the health and vitality of your brain and mental wellness.

As a first step, be present, focusing on the here and now and being fully engaged in it. Feelings of stress and worry, along with innumerable distractions, can affect a person’s ability to be present.

Research suggests that regularly practicing meditation and mindfulness can help you to focus more effectively, relieves stress and can even help to enhance your sense of happiness and well-being.

"Know Your Numbers Assessment"

We want to thank the participants who had the "Know Your Numbers" assessment done by Sacred Heart physical therapy students and their professor, Alicia Spiro at the Westport/Weston YMCA. You will soon be receiving feedback through email the results of the assessment.

for questions or more information Click Here for details

Pickleball for PD
Lessons are intended for those with PD and their care partners.
Lessons will cover safety/precautions for those with PD as well as basics of the game (rules, serving, scoring and round robin play). Paddles, balls and water to be provided.

No charge. Donations (large and small) to Parkinson's Body and Mind strongly encouraged.

We thank Brian Wright and Karen Stockman of the Italian Center for making Pickleball courts available to us. We also thank Joe Muscolino for arranging lessons.

Please RSVP soonest to…
See you on the Courts, from 2.30 pm – 4.00pm. Italian Center in Stamford, CT Monday, June 27th from 2:30-4pm will be the last scheduled session 
for lessons on how to play Pickleball. 
State of the States: For the Community, In the Community
  Wednesday, July 27
  1 to 2 p.m. ET
A randomized control trial pilot study to improve self-management of physical activity routines in adults with early-stage Parkinson’s Disease

Who we are: The primary investigator, Dr. Katrina Long is an assistant professor at San Jose State University (SJSU) and occupational therapist who is collaborating with Dr. Lori Quinn at the Neurorehabilitation Research Lab, Columbia University. We are testing an intervention for adults with type early-stage Parkinson's disease to study it's effects on self-management of physical activity engagement.   Read more...
The next Columbia Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will be meeting Tuesday, June 28, 3:30-4:30PM. This meeting will be held virtually.
At this meeting we will discuss walking challenges, tips and tricks, as well as open the floor for discussion. If you would like to attend, please be sure to register with Elizabeth Delaney. 
Click Here to join the Zoom meeting
Did you know that if you are a member of any YMCA?
You can use any YMCA in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut for free when you show your member scan tag.
We are committed to helping you stay active and healthy
by giving you access to Ys wherever you are. 
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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The Engage PD info   PD Speak Out    WaterWheel Tai Chi 

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