"Never let the things you cannot do prevent you from doing the things you can do"  Coach John Wooden
Our Next Meeting Tuesday 10/5 at 7PM.
Photo of Brian KopellOctober 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. Read more...
We are planning on having 3 meetings the first 3 Tuesdays of each month starting this month.
To fit in speakers of interest there maybe speakers scheduled for the 4th or 5th Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday 10/19 Support Group for people with PD and care partners. Chuck Hendricks and Lynn Hagerbrant will be presenting a brief PowerPoint presentation about the current exciting updates for our Parkinson's Body and Mind Program. Including incorporating assessments, new classes and much more.
Topic for the meeting "Finding Resilience".

Good news! We are going back to the New Canaan YMCA for
our support group meetings every 3rd week of each month. 

Mark your calendars! Support Group Meeting In person and via zoom Tuesday 10/19 7pm New Canaan YMCA 564 South Ave New Canaan CT
Please bring a copy of your vaccination record and we are asking all participants to wear a mask. We will try to sit outside depending on the weather.

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.  Read More...

There will be no meeting on Tuesday 11/23 or 12/28

On Tuesday 12/14 Sarah Buckingham MD from Stamford Hospital will be speaking.
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…


Monday, October 11, 2021 7:00 PM  8:00 PM

Community Mindfulness Project is here to support you on your mindfulness journey, whether you’re a beginner or experienced practitioner. Because the first step can often be the hardest to take, we’re launching a new monthly, Intro to Mindfulness session. Join us on the second Monday of the month., at 7:00PM via Zoom. Our sessions are free and open to the public, are accessible to people of all faith traditions and none, and all physical abilities and ages. All are welcome.

Zoom Link:
Phone Option: (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 848 4052 7453

Our next Journal Club meeting with Leon Meytin MD is scheduled for Friday, October 29th at 12 noon.
Our support group, Shaker's Anonymous currently has over 350 members and the exercise and wellness program, Parkinson's Body and Mind Program is in full swing at the Greenwich and Westport/Weston YMCA. 

We need your help to make this program the best it can be! Email Lynn at for more information.

The new fall schedule for both the Greenwich and the Westport/Weston YMCA are online!

Please note the schedule changes and the new classes! 
Parkinson's Body and Mind Program
New Classes Begin November 1st.
Boxing & Conditioning for Parkinson’s
Monday  |  November 1 – December 13  | 12:30 PM
Yoga for Parkinson’s
Tuesday  | November 2 – December 14  | 4:15PM
Boxing & Conditioning for Parkinson’s
Thursday  | October 28 – December 16 (no class November 25)  | 12:30PM

Members: FREE  |  Non-Members: $160 per 7 week session
Daily Drop-In (Based on availability): $10 Seniors  | $20 Adults

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.  


Monday – PD Boxing w/ Toni @ 10am-11:15am

Tuesday – PD Tai Chi w/ Ken @ 11am-12pm (virtual only)*

Wednesday – PD Boxing w/ Toni @ 9am-10:15am

Wednesday – PD Weight Circuit w/ Ray @ 5:00pm-6:00pm

Friday – PD Yoga w/ Francesca @ 10am-11am

Sunday – PD Nia Dance w/ Kristin @ 10am-11am

Class Schedule
All Zoom Classes are FREE!
If you have Medicare United Healthcare insurance you YMCA membership is FREE!!!!
The Greenwich YMCA has become an authorized member of the Renew Active Medicare Fitness Program where members get a free 60 day membership and the Y is paid by UHC. Only one gym per town can be a member.
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