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 June 8th, 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

Seventeenth Annual Parkinson’s Educational Symposium

On Saturday, May 14th 2016, we had a great turn out at the Parkinson’s Educational Symposium! There were about 350 people in attendance and we had amazing speakers who brought their knowledge of PD to help patients and caregivers. We are looking forward to having the presentations by the speakers on the website in the near future.

Dr. David LichterSarah Harlock

Dr. David Lichter and Sarah Harlock speaking at the Symposium


Connie Jo Bish-Zeigelhofer, A speaker at the Symposium, talked about the benefits of the LSVT Therapies. The attached flyer has more information about the therapies that will hopefully help many with PD!

LSVT Flyer

Dr. Giroux, another speaker at the Symposium, had brought coupons for her book and if you didn’t get one there, we have it available here!

Giroux Book Coupon

Click here for your Coupon!

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.


We are also very excited to announce that Cynthia Pegado will be continuing with outdoor dance classes at Canalside again this year! This follows a wonderfully successful season of outdoor dance classes in downtown Buffalo last summer. Click here for the class schedule! 


 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.

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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.

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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

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

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Hot Mama’s Canteen-12 Military Rd, Buffalo

Flying Bison Brewing Co.-840 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14210

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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

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