The Parkinson Caregiver Support Group of Greater Boston will begin meeting in January 2014.
Several Community Wellness Exercise Programs are starting new sessions this fall.
Dr. Samuel Frank will present at the next session of the PSN 2013 Educational Series on September 13th.
A new Community Based Wellness Program will begin at the West Suburban YMCA in Newton, MA.
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Needham resident Volodymyr "Vlad" Lyczmanenko recently received two awards recognizing his work with the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) on behalf of the Parkinson community.
On Saturday, July 27th, the Strike Parkinson's Bowling Tournament took place to raise funds for the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.
Yoga can be a great way for people with Parkinson's disease to add beneficial exercise and relaxation to their lives.
Urbanity Dance is offering a free five-week session of dance classes for individuals with Parkinson's disease.
The 27th Annual Massachusetts Parkinson Walkathon was a record-breaking success, raising $164,500 to date. The Walk took place on Sunday, June 9, 2013 at the Reebock International Headquarters in Canton, MA. Click the title to read more about the Walk and see some great pictures from the day's events.
Support the Shawn Thornton Foundation Falmouth Road Race Team!
The Parkinson's Disease Family Caregiver Series will take place this fall at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod.
New Chair Yoga classes begins this month at TriYoga Boston in Waltham, MA.
Dr. David Sommer has joined the Board in 2013 as an advisor to the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.
Three high school seniors were the recipients of this year's APDA Massachusetts Scholarships.
Jane Arsham teaches Tai Chi classes tailored to people living with Parkinson's disease, Dystonia, Multiple Sclerosis, and other movement disorders. Visit Moving Easy for more information.
Five-hundred people attended the Paw Sox game on Saturday, June 15th organized by the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapters and Team DominACHIN.
On Thursday, May 30th, the Parkinson's support group leaders of western Massachusetts gathered for a Support Group Leader Meet & Greet.
Terry Ellis, PhD, PT, NCS, director of the APDA National Resource Center for Rehabilitation at Boston University, was the lead author in a study recently featured in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Wall Street Journal.
A Treasure Hunt for Mama and Me, written by Massachusetts residents Renee Le Verrier and Samuel Frank, MD, addresses the topic of coping with parental illness.
A generous grant from the DeSantis family honoring the memory of their mother Ruth was used to provide an informational program for family caregivers.
A new Parkinson dance and exercise class is ongoing at the YMCA Cape Cod. Join at any time.
American Parkinson Disease Association I&R Center Co-Coordinator Allyson Gormley, LICSW will exhibit at the National Association of Social Workers Nursing Home Conference.
APDA MA has been invited to take part as an exhibitor in the 6th annual 7News Health and Fitness Expo.
Urbanity Dance in Boston, MA is having a free five-week session of dance classes for individuals with Parkinson's disease.
A new Community Wellness Program will begin at the Hampshire Regional YMCA on May 7th.
On Saturday, April 27th, Cure PSP will hold a conference for individuals and families affected by PSP, CBD, and MSA.
Representatives from 2Sisters Senior Living Advisors will discuss Choosing an Assisted Living Community at the Brookline PD Support Group meeting on Friday, April 5th.
A petition has been developed to address the lack of funding and awareness of swallowing disorders.
The American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter will be granting three $500 scholarships to eligible high school seniors.
Join thousands of advocates in calling congress to protect funding for Parkinson's disease research.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Health Policy and Research is conducting a study to understand the types of health care services people with disabilities need in order to work or return to work.
Renee Le Verrier's artwork will be on display at Plum Island Coffee Roasters during the month of January.
A new session of Yoga for Parkinson's Disease will begin in Brookline on Tuesday January 8th.
This program is sponsored by Somerville Cambridge Elder Services and benefits both individuals with a disability and their caregivers.
On Saturday, January 12, 2013, join APDA Massachusetts Board members, Information & Referral Center staff, and volunteers to make plans for this year's Walkathon.
The Framingham Parkinson's Disease Support Group is currently looking for a health care professional to co-facilitate meetings.
For more information on the APDA PSGGB, contact Karen Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-446-5093.
APDA MA joins TriYoga Boston in offering a special course for teachers who have students with Parkinson's disease.
Jewish Family and Children's Service will hold a three-part series for adult children of parents with Parkinson's disease on January 8, 15, and 22, 2013.
Proceeds of this year's 11th's Annual McMahon Golf Tournament will once again be donated to the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.
A new chair yoga class will be held on December 1, 2012 at TriYoga Boston in Weymouth, MA.
Join the Brookline Parkinson's Disease Support Group on Friday, December 7th for How to Access Community Resources presented by Ruth Beckerman-Rodau, Assistant Director at Sprinwell.
Dr. Albert J. Marano will present Treatment Updates in Parkinson's Disease.
A new session of yoga classes taught by Keith Beasley will begin Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Inner Space in Brookline, MA.
The APDA Veterans Center in Reno, Nevada is dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of veterans with Parkinson's disease. Please click here to view their Fall 2012 newsletter.
A new Community Wellness Exercise Program for people with Parkinson's disease is beginning soon at the Jewish Community Center in Sprinfield, Massachusetts on Monday, October 15th
The national office of the American Parkinson Disease Association is collaborating with Allsup for the Allsup True Help Disability Web Expo tomorrow, Thursday, September 27th from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
J. R. Brody's Roadside Tavern is joining up with the 11th Annual McMahon Golf Tournament to help raise funds for the APDA.
A new session of yoga classes taught by Keith Beasley will begin in Brookline on September 11th.
On August 8th, Shawn Thornton and the Bruin’s Foundation held their third annual Putts and Punches for Parkinson's golf tournament to benefit APDA MA.
There is a new Parkinson's disease support group meeting at Milford Regional Medical Center.
The new eight-week yoga class beginning soon in Brookline will now take place on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30am, beginning on July 10th.
Jane Arsham teaches Tai Chi classes tailored to people living with Parkinson's disease, Dystonia, Multiple Sclerosis, and other movement disorders. Visit www.movingeasy.org for more information.
The New England Regional Biennial Parkinson's Conference will take place in Sturbridge, MA on November 4 and 5, 2012.
The 26th Annual Massachusetts Parkinson's Walkathon was a success, bringing in over $135,000 for Parkinson's disease research. The Walk took place on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at the Reebok International Headquarters in Canton, MA. Please click the title to read more about the Walkathon and see some great pictures from the day's event.
All photos complements of Cory Bretty Photography.
A new eight-week session of yoga classes will begin on Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
The 17th Annual "Alan Tarin" Winchester Parkinson Symposium was held at the Jenks Senior Center on June 7th.
The JF&CS will offer two new programs for individuals with Parkinson's this summer.
On Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 7:05pm, the Pawtucket Red Sox will face the Charlotte Knights at McCoy Stadium.
The APDA National Young Onset Center and the National Parkinson Foundation's (NPF) Orange County Chapter are joining together to bring you a unique learning opportunity.
Massachusetts has proclaimed April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.
Parkinson's disease doctors and scientists gathered on April 13th to present their research.
Please join the Parkinson’s Support Group of Greater Boston in welcoming guest speaker Benjamin Wolozin, MD, PhD. on Saturday, November 19th.
APDA Board member Denyse Turpin, RN, MPH will be at the Worcester Senior Center Health Fair on Friday, April 27th.
In honor of Parkinson's Awareness Month, yoga instructor Renee Le Verrier, RYT, is raising awareness of the benefits of yoga practice for those living with Parkinson's disease.
On Thursday, March 29th, support group leaders from the Boston area met to share ideas and strategies to improve their groups.
For Parkinson's awareness month, APDA Information & Referral Center staff will participate in Stoneham TV, organized by Howard Porter.
Enjoy a day of classes that will get you and your creativity flowing. Specifically designed for people living with Parkinson’s, workshops include yoga, tai chi, dance, and creative writing.
The Norwood Council on Aging is starting a new exercise class for individuals with Parkinson's disease.
Meeting with your neurologist and healthcare team will be most productive if you take the time to prepare before your appointment.
Members of the APDA Parkinson community came together at April's Spring Tulip Celebration to recognize the wonderful work done every day in Massachusetts.
The Spirited Movement Foundation - a foundation offering retreats for people living with chronic illness and their caregivers - has an upcoming retreats.
The Center for Neurorehabilitation at Sargent College, Boston University invites eligible individuals to participate in a new exercise study for people with Parkinson's disease.
Designed by physical therapists for physical therapists, this course will provide practical, evidence based knowledge on how to effectively evaluate and treat individuals with Parkinson's disease.
The 26th Annual APDA Massachusetts Walkathon has been scheduled for Sunday, June 3, 2012.
Tai Chi class sign-ups for the new year are currently ongoing. Please visit www.movingeasy.org for more information.
On October 20th, the American Parkinson Disease Association and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT co-hosted a seminar to discuss advances in Parkinson's disease research. The video of this seminar may be viewed online by clicking here.
APDA National Young Onset Center announces that Northeast Young Onset Parkinson Conference webcast is now available
The APDA National Young Onset Center announced today that the Northeast Young Onset Parkinson Conference webcast is now available.
The APDA Information & Referral Center in Reno, Nevada is dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of Veterans with Parkinson's disease. I & R Center Coordinator, Susan Gulas, RN, MSN, has been kind enough to share this update for veterans with us.
The APDA has been busy in the community this fall. Here are three educational programs that took place this month.
Yoga teachers are invited to attend Part II of the Yoga Teacher Training series.
The Information & Referral Center is pleased to announce a new support group and exercise program, both beginning this fall in Ashland.
Jane Arsham, founder and principal instructor of Moving Easy, conducts Tai Chi classes designed specifically for individuals with Parkinson's disease. New class sessions will begin the week of November 1st in both Arlington and Needham.
A new type of imaging scan called DaTScanTM has been recently approved by the FDA to be used to improve the diagnosis of Parkinsonian disorders. Boston University Medical Center an APDA Advanced Center of Excellence is among the first institutions in the country to offer this scan.
The Center for Neurorehabilitation at Sargent College, Boston University invites you to participate in a research study to promote walking in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Lotsa Helping Hands is a web-based caregiving coordination service that allows family and friends to create a community of assistance for a caregiver whose daily tasks have become a challenge. A free training webinar will take place from 12:00 to 1:00pm on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Julie Sacks, LCSW, Director of the APDA National Young Onset Center has announced that the Fifth Regional APDA/NPF Young Onset Educational Symposium will take place in Providence, Rhode Island on October 21st and 22nd.
This September, the APDA Massachusetts Chapter is teaming up with the New England Car Wash Association (NECA) for a special fundraiser - Wash for a Cause.
Once again, APDA Massachusetts Chapter Board Vice-President Bob Tullis has come through with a fun-filled day of golf for a good cause.
The Massachusetts Chapter of the APDA greatly appreciates the tremendous support of Shawn Thornton, Erin McEvoy, and the Bruins Foundation, as well as the many volunteers whose hard work made this day possible.
Boston Medical Center Parkinson’s disease specialists Dr. Samuel Frank and Dr. Anna Hohler participated in the August edition of Physician Focus with the Massachusetts Medical Society. The show took an in-depth look at Parkinson’s disease. Physician Focus is available in 260 communities across Massachusetts.
Click here to watch this edition of Physician Focus.
On July 3rd, Bob Preston set off on a boating journey from Rhode Island to Northern Maine, where he will then turn around and head to the Florida Keys. Along the 5,000 mile trip, he will be promoting APDA and doing his best to raise awareness and funding for Parkinson's research. He is calling his adventure Optimism Can Take You Anywhere Tour. Bob's goal is to raise $150,000 with all of the money going to the American Parkinson Disease Association.
Forty-five people living with or caring for a person with Parkinson's gathered in late June for the Parkinson's Arts & Movement Weekend. Individuals from the nearby North Shore and from as far as western Canada convened at Adelynrood Conference and Retreat Center in Byfield, Massachusetts, to sing, dance, and celebrate creativity.
Recognizing the important role nurses play in the care of patients and families living with Parkinson’s disease, the Edmond J. Safra Foundation awarded a grant to support the second annual Visiting Nurse Faculty Program. The program was held June 20th to 24th at Boston University Medical Center. The goal of this program was to provide up-to-date information on the care needs of Parkinson patients to faculty.
The 25th Annual Massachusetts Parkinson's Walkathon was a success. The Walk took place on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the Reebok International Headquarters in Canton, MA. Each year, the walk is organized and run by a group of hard-working volunteers. Thanks to these volunteers, as well as the thousands of individual walkers and team members who participated, we have raised over $130,000 for Parkinson's disease research!
Please click the title to read more about the Walkathon and see some great pictures from the day's event.
Headline photo complements of Cory Bretty Photography.
A very generous $9,000 donation was provided to APDA from a fundraiser organized by Lars Johnson.
The Parkinson Caregiver Support Group of Greater Boston will begin meeting in January 2014.