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No Meeting on Tuesday, August 23rd or 30th.
Tuesday, September 6th.
There will be 2 Separate Zoom Meetings
Shaker's Anonymous Meeting
Lynn Hagerbrant 
& Jeff Butchen
Support and Networking Discussion for people with PD
Care Partners Meeting
Jay Stratoudakis
All Care Partners are invited to
join the September Meeting
Please email suggested topics to
Tuesday, September 13th 7 PM via Zoom
Sarah Mulukutla MD MPH is a board-certified neurologist with a passion for mind-body medicine. She has been a pioneer at the American Academy of Neurology promoting Integrative Health and is the founder of their Integrative Neurology Section. 

Hacking the Parkinson’s Brain with Meditation

Meditation has many health benefits, but for people with Parkinson’s disease, learning to control one’s inner dialogue can have profound impact on motor symptoms. This talk will give an overview of current research looking at the impact of meditation on the brain networks involved in Parkinson’s disease and provide tips for adopting a meditation practice.  

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.
10 Quotes about Mindfulness
from Jon Kabat-Zinn
Jon Kabat-Zinn is one of the most influential lay Buddhists leaders in America. His presence is keenly felt in the American mindfulness movement.
As a Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), he is the creator of the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program which is widely offered by hospitals and medical centers. He is also a founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMMS. Read more...

APDA Virtual Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support ServicesTM (PRESSTM)

Description: The group is open to any adult who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease within the last 5 years, their care partners and adult family members.
Dates/Times: Twice a Year, Spring and Fall
Additional Information: Please contact our office, 860.696.4653 or email

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Drug repurposing for PD - does it work?
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 11AM - 12PM EDT
Dr. Stott is the Director of Research at Cure Parkinson's. The organization is an international supporter of both lab- and clinic-based research on disease modification in Parkinson's. Originally from New Zealand, Simon has over 15 years of experience in the field of Parkinson's research - in both the academic and biotech industry sector. He has been involved in lab-based research as well as clinical studies, with a number of scientific publications. He also maintains the 'Science of Parkinson's' website, which attempts to explain in plain English the research currently being conducted on Parkinson's.
Torrance York
Since 2019 I have been developing Semaphore, a project and monograph. Published with Kehrer Verlag and available now in Europe, the official US publication date is Fall 2022. Signed copies of the book or the book in combination with a limited edition 8”x10” print, however, can be purchased HERE. I will exhibit images from Semaphore at Rick Wester Fine Art in Chelsea from September 8th - October 22nd (with a book signing on September 22nd).
Rostock International Parkinson's Disease Study (ROPAD) Rostock International Parkinson's Disease Study - An International, multicentre, epidemiological observational study aiming at identification of 1,500 LRRK2-positive patients, the identification of 1,500 non-LRRK2 PD patients and the establishment of a candidate biomarker in the LRRK2-positive cohort.
PROSEEK: A Phase 2 Study In Early Parkinson's Disease Patients Evaluating The Safety And Efficacy Of Abl Tyrosine Kinase Inhibition Using K0706
To view additional clinical trials, please click
Engage PD
This intervention is a physical activity coaching program designed for people with early/mid stage PD to improve physical activity engagement. It includes 1-3 one-to-one coaching sessions with a licensed physical or occupational therapist over a 3-month period. Read more...
A randomized control trial pilot study to improve self-management of physical activity routines in adults with early-stage Parkinson’s Disease Read more...
Open House Events
Greenwich YMCA 
Saturday, September 17th
Time TBD
Bridgeport YMCA
Saturday, September 24th
Time TBD
Free of charge and open to all
Reduce symptoms, sharpen your mind, and stay connected
Interested in joining the PD Body & Mind Program, but not sure if it’s for you? Meet our Parkinson’s specialty certified instructors and try our classes for free.
Rock Steady Boxing, Yoga and Tai Chi
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 
The Greenwich YMCA will be Closed starting Monday August 22 and will re-open Monday August 29.
50 E. Putnam Ave. Greenwich, CT 203 869 1630
Information regarding the PDBM program & schedule:
Fairfield YMCA 841 Old Post Rd., Fairfield CT 06824 
For more information, please call 203-255-3824 and ask for Karen Inman
New Canaan YMCA To learn more about classes please contact Bridget Philipp at 203-920-1626. Click here for more information.
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