Moving Day 2015!
Moving Day 2015 has come, but it has not gone. The dreary, cold weather kept many people at home staying warm and dry, but more than 500 hardy souls joined us for a wonderful walk. Our goal this year is $80,000, and we still have that in our sights. We did not get the typical boost from walk-up registrations and donations this year, so we are a little behind. Still, we have another 28 days to collect donations for Moving Day, so if you were planning to come by but didn’t, there is still time to make that donation. Just think, if everyone got a mere $10 from 10 more people, we would get to where we need to be. Please give it a try. Call 716 449-3795 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fredonia/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 email@example.com, or click here!
Tremble Clefs – Western New York now has its very own singing group for our Parkinson’s community. There are Tremble Clef choruses across the country, and now you will have a chance to enjoy the inspiration of singing your heart our while exercising your voice and lungs. The free rehearsals will be held on Tuesday evenings, beginning on September 29th, from 6:30 – 7:15 at the Faith United Church of Christ on Maple Road. For more information, call Mary Lou Wiltberger at 716 691-8048, contact Chris Jamele at 716 449-3795 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here!
PDdance 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.
Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy Seminar – Join us for a free group seminar to help you learn about DBS. This is not a one-on-one consultation, but a chance for you to find out what DBS is, how it works, who it helps, and if it might be right for you. Pat Weigel, RN, BSN, RNFA, is a DBS coordinator and she will be facilitating the seminar. Seats are limited. Call 716 218-1000 x6115 to make reservations. Dates are August 24th or November 16th. Sessions begin at 4 PM.
Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center/ 5959 Big Tree Road, Suite 103, Orchard Park, NY.
Fight for Parkinson’s – A great fundraiser to benefit NPFWNY. $20 at the door gets you food, beverages and music. There will be plenty of chances to win raffle items as well. Saturday September 19th from 6 – 10 PM, at the Thirty-Three Speakeasy, 3455 Genesee Street in Cheektowaga. See you there!!! Click here for more information.
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.
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 bathed in blue for PD Awareness Month Peace Bridge lit in Blue for PD Awareness Month Read past educational articles and stories.