PD News

Moving Day 2016!

MovingDay_FullColor4It’s the time we’ve all been waiting for, Moving Day 2016! This year Moving Day will be held on September 11th, 2016 at Coca Cola Field! Bring your friends and your favorite pair of sneakers and Get Ready to Move!! We will be holding another planning committee meeting on Wednesday May, 11th at 6pm, at the Dry Gulch Dance Hall 3145 Walden Ave-Depew. We are still looking to get more people involved! We also are looking for volunteers for the day of the event, so feel free to attend the meeting and find out how you can help! We would love to see you there! For further information, contact Chris Jamele                                                       (716)449-3795 or at Cjamele@npfwny.orgMD 2015 1 (1)

 “Moving” Moving Day Story

Bob Russell has battled PD for more than a decade. His Moving Day team, Team Russell, has been involved in the event since its inception. If you love a touching story, or you need a bit more motivation to get your team together for Moving Day, please read “A Man of Many Hats.” I dare you not to want to join us! Click here for the story.

Bob Russell (in his hat) with daughter Laurice

Bob Russell (in his hat) with daughter Laurice


Fredonia FlierFredonia/Southern Tier Support Group – Our newest Support Group will provide much needed assistance to our friends in Southern Erie County and the Southern Tier. The group will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month between 6:30 – 7:30 PM, beginning on October 13th. Patients, caregivers and family members are welcome to join us at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 334 Temple Street in Fredonia. Reservations not required. Just come by. For more information, call 716 449-3795, e-mail cjamele@npfwny.org, or click here!

What’s Happening

Light Bulb Sale-

We will be selling blue light bulbs this year for National Parkinson’s Awareness month! These bulbs are great for porches, driveways, and entry ways and also indoor use. We encourage friends and families to bring these blue lights into the communities where we  live.

blue lightbulbBulbs will be sold from now through the whole month of April. They are available through the office or at the Dry Gulch Dance Hall. Bulbs are being sold for $3 or 10 bulbs for $25. Don’t miss out on this awesome way to support National Parkinson’s Awareness month, and purchase one today!

Check out this video!

Address of our office- 300 International Drive, Williamsville NY (716)449-3795

 Dry Gulch Dance Hall- 3145 Walden Ave, Depew                                                                     (716)683-0416


A Night of Hope for Parkinson’s-

Friday April 29th 6:30-9:30pm

wine glass imageOur 11th annual wine tasting event will be held at the Millennium Hotel Grand Ballroom. This is a great chance for tasting delicious wines, champagnes, craft beer and outstanding food. There will be plenty of silent and basket auction items, so you’ll have a great opportunity for taking something special home with you. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. For tickets, click here. 

New for 2016!!-  Exciting package deals for A Night of Hope for Parkinson’s! This will be a truly memorable evening! For more information on package deals, Click Here!

Seventeenth Annual Parkinson’s Educational Symposium

Symposium2011On Saturday, May 14th 2016, from 8:30am-1:30pm, join us at the Millennium Hotel for the Parkinson’s Educational Symposium. Six speakers will present, and we have room for approximately 300 attendees. This is a free event, and it will include lunch! To register and reserve your seat, please RSVP to (716) 449-3795  or cjamele@npfwny.org by May 1, 2016. For more info Click Here!

Address for Millennium Hotel Buffalo: 2040 Walden Avenue at I-90 Cheektowaga, New York 14225 (Next to Walden Galleria Mall)

PDdance logoPDdance classes are underway. Teaching artist Cynthia Pegado is holding 2 sessions. The classes are free, and no experience on the dance floor is required. These classes are for everyone, literally! If you need help with balance, gait, flexibility, coordination, isolation or depression, this program is what you need. You will love it. Classes are Tuesdays from 11 AM ’til noon in Williamsville and Thursdays from 2 – 3 PM in Kenmore. For more information, click here.



Worth A Look!

Motivational speaker and PD patient John Baumann came to Buffalo this past May! If you didn’t get to see his moving and inspirational talk, download a free copy of his presentation here.

Did you know we have a Facebook page? Check us out and “like” our page to get updates on our chapter, view pictures from recent events, and share comments.

We also have a Twitter! Follow us for updates on events!

Lending Library – Interested in learning more about Parkinson’s disease? Our office has a variety of books and media available free for you to borrow! To borrow materials, please contact our office at (716) 449-3795. Check out the complete list of titles here.

Niagara Falls in blue 2 Niagara Falls bathed in blue for PD Awareness Month Blue Peace Bridge 1 Peace Bridge lit in Blue for PD Awareness Month

Read past educational articles and stories.

PD Ribbon Sales: Support Those Who Support Us

Visit these locations to make donations…

Consumers Beveragesvisit any one of their 17 locations

Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill– 1402 Millersport Hwy and 7800 Transit Rd

Hot Mama’s Canteen-12 Military Rd, Buffalo

Paula’s Donuts-2319 Sheridan Drive
Tonawanda, 8560 Main St.
Williamsville, and 936 Union Road
West Seneca

Mr. Goodbar-1110 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo

Scripts Cafe-12 East Ave, Lockport

MOG Gyms– 1801 Grand Island Blvd, Ste 100, Grand Island and 1491 Sheridan Dr

Frontier High School-4432 Bayview Rd, Hamburg

Frontier Administrative Office– 4432 Bayview Rd, Hamburg

Williamsville North High School– 1595 Hopkins Rd, Buffalo

Lyndonville Central Schools– 25 Housel Avenue. Lyndonville

Westfield High School– 203 E Main St, Westfield

Great Lakes Orthodontics– 200 Cooper Ave, Tonawanda

Dry Gulch Dance Hall– 3145 Walden Ave, Depew

Anchor Bar1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209