Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center News & Monthly Updates: July 2020
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Virtual Support Group Schedule

General Parkinson's Disease Support Group 
Date: Wednesday, July 1st and July 15th (1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month)
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Parkinson’s & Women Online Support Group 
Date: Tuesday, July 14th (2nd Tuesday of each month) 
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Care Partner Virtual Support Group 
Date: Tuesday, July 14th (2nd Tuesday of each month) 
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Young Onset Virtual Parkinson’s Group 
Date: Wednesday, July 22nd (4th Wednesday of each month) 
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Live Yoga for Parkinson's  
Date:  July 14th, 21st and 28th (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday)
Time:  2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 


After completing the online consent form, an e-mail will be sent with information for how to join the group(s). If you have any questions about group offerings or how to register, please e-mail Erin Cecchi.
Save the Date

PD Symposium at Lake Forest Campus
Date: Sunday, July 12th
Location: Virtual Event
Cost: Free
Contact: To register for the symposium, please call 877-926-4664

10th Parkinson’s Disease Patient and Family Symposium
Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
Time: TBD
Location: Virtual Event
Cost: Free
Contact: For more information, please e-mail Erin Cecchi, LCSW at erin.cecchi@nm.org  
Starting July 6 , PD Health @ Home   will continue its weekly Parkinson’s wellness and education online events for the following programs:

Mindfulness Mondays: Start your week with guided relaxation techniques to help boost brain power and reduce stress every Monday at 1 p.m. ET.

Wellness Wednesdays: Join experts at 1 p.m. ET as they discuss PD topics that matter most to you.

Fitness Fridays: A NEW 10-part fitness series will go live every Friday, highlighting a different PD fitness focus you can complete at home.

Visit  Parkinson.org/PDHealth   for a full list of events. Participants can  register  for virtual community engagement events of interest and put them on their calendar. 

As a reminder,   the Foundation has a variety of resources available to support you and the PD community, including: 
 
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab continues to offer tele-heath visits. If you are interested in tele-health therapies to provide more individualized services, you will need an order from your doctor. Once you have the order, you can call 312-238-1000 to get scheduled. You need to have access to an internet enabled device with a camera and a microphone.

SRAlab Fitness Center has tele-fitness service! They offer 1-on-1, 45 minute virtual appointments to members. Membership information can be found here or you can call 312-238-5001.

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab ONLINE Parkinson’s Educational Series 

Free online educa tional series for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners. 

The next Session be held July 11th at 10AM CT, and will cover the topic of I ntimacy & Relationships.


To register please contact Doug by phone 312-238-5911, via email at dmerkitch@sralab.org , or fill out the online registration form here .

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab At Home Workouts

SRAlab fitness center has put out a series of home workouts and are releasing more weekly.