This Week's Activities: August 21 - 27
Dear Friends
What kind of moving did you do this week? Remember that every move counts toward helping manage your PD symptoms. Get back on track with our in person or online classes. Dianna will be back from her break for Thursday and Friday classes. Please enjoy a video selection for Tues and Wed. Links are all below in our email.

Lots of great educational opportunities coming up too. Details are below in our email, along with some helpful articles.

Take care!
Linda and Keith
In-Person Parkinson's Fitness Classes
This list details our in-person classes. You can click on the underlined address to access a map and directions. Look to the blue box under this section for links to our ongoing Zoom and recorded classes.

Mondays at 10am In-Person
Strength with Linda on 8/21 at Marblehead Council on Aging, 10 Humphrey Street in Marblehead. To confirm class will be held, please call the COA at 781-631-6225.

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Wednesdays at 11am In-Person
Strength with Kim at Marblehead Council on Aging, 10 Humphrey Street in Marblehead. To confirm class will be held, please call the COA at 781-631-6225.

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Thursdays at 11am In-Person
Balance in Motion Class with Dianna at MAGMA (Movement Arts Gloucester), 186 Main Street in Gloucester. To confirm class will be held, please call Dianna at 857-488-7880.

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Fridays at 10:10am In-Person
Balance and Strength Class with Sally at Lynnfield Council on Aging, 525 Salem Street in Lynnfield. To confirm class will be held, please call the COA at 781-598-1078.

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Fridays at 1pm In-Person and also on Zoom
Balance in Motion Class with Dianna at Danvers Council on Aging, 25 Stone Street in DanversTo confirm class will be held, please call the COA at 978-762-0208. Can't make it in? Join from home with this link:
Click Here Meeting ID: 824 0247 5688. Passcode: 12345
Zoom Parkinson's Fitness Classes
Try these live Zoom and pre-taped classes you can do at home. Do what feels best for your body and clear the area around you so your arms and legs can move freely. Drink plenty of water. Click on the Zoom link below.

No Tuesday Zoom with Dianna on 8/22
Click Below and Try These Recorded Videos Today:

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No Wednesday Zoom Yoga with Dianna on 8/23
Click Below and Try This Recorded Videos Today:

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Thursday at 9:30am Strength with Kim
Meeting ID: 898 0150 6021
Password: 196074

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Friday at 1pm Balance in Motion with Dianna
In-Person and also on Zoom!
Meeting ID: 824 0247 5688
Passcode: 12345
More Recorded Classes with Our Instructors
Dianna, Sally, and Kim were recently featured in Parkinson's Foundation's Fitness Fridays. Click the photos below to try their recorded workouts.
News, Articles, Education & Fun Things
Webinar: THIS WEDNESDAY, August 23rd at 3pm: Dr. Gilbert Hosts: Urinary Dysfunction & Parkinson’s Disease
August 23, 2023 at 3pm ET / 12pm PT 
Concerned about urinary frequency, urgency, leakage, or incontinence? Join us and get expert advice on the urinary challenges of PD. Get your questions answered live. Click to Register.
Group: THIS TUESDAY, August 22nd: PD Solo Network 2023: Living Alone While Living with PD 
Parkinson's Foundation offers the PD Solo Network. This is a virtual community whose purpose is to share resources, common experiences, insights and support among those who live with PD but do not have a care partner. Meetings are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Choose to attend either the 1 p.m. meeting or the 7:30 p.m. meeting. There is no fee to attend but registration is required. After registering below, you will receive an email with the dates, times and Zoom link after clicking the “Submit” button on the bottom of the page. Click to Register.
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Healthy Level of Exercise Lacking in Older Women with Parkinson’s in US
Older women with Parkinson’s are more likely to be sedentary throughout the day, spending less time engaged in healthy physical activity — particularly the moderate to vigorous exercise tied to slower progression — than do women without the neurodegenerative disease. Female patients around age 70 also spent more time than their counterparts in low intensity activities like slow walking, but not in more intense regular exercise, analyses of data from a large U.S. study involving more than 16,700 women found. Click to Read.
Webinar Series: Thursday, September 14th at 2:30pm: Occupational Therapy 101 for Parkinson's
APDA has announced a brand new program called Thriving Through Occupational Therapy. Throughout this three-part web series, we will explore the world of occupational therapy (OT) and the many ways it can benefit people living with PD. Each episode will focus on different aspects of OT and offer helpful advice on how to use OT to help maximize quality of life throughout the PD journey. Click to Register.
No-Cost SPEAK OUT! Therapy
The Northeastern University Speech Language Hearing Center was recently awarded a grant from Parkinson Voice project and selected as their Massachusetts SPEAK OUT! Therapy & Research Center! This means that they are able to provide SPEAK OUT! to all people in the state of MA who have Parkinson's or a related movement disorder at no cost and either in-person or via Zoom. The program's organizers are very excited to remove the barriers for all those interested and in need of our clinical services. To sign up, call 617-373-6891.
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Mark Your Calendar: Annual Picnic on September 9th
We will have our annual picnic at Lynch Park in Beverly on Saturday September 9th. Thanks to Gary and Helen Bert, they submitted an application to reserve time at the Park so we can meet there from 11am-2:30pm. They plan to bring drinks, snacks and some games everyone can play. Please plan on bringing your lunch and/or some snacks to share if you wish. There won't be a formal agenda, just a time for us to connect in-person. And this will take the place of our regularly scheduled support group meeting in September. For planning purposes, please RSVP to [email protected] and [email protected].
Help Keep Us Going You can send a donate via a check c/o Keith & Linda Hall to 46 Brittania Circle Salem, MA 01970, or you can click on the blue button to donate online. Click to Make an Online Donation to Parkinson's Fitness
Please have at your first name and last initial listed during virtual classes. Instructors are happy to walk you through this process at the beginning or end of class.
To change your name before entering a Zoom: 
1) Sign in to www.Zoom.us and click "Profile". 
2) Click the blue colored word “Edit” that appears on the right hand side next to your name.
To change your name after entering a Zoom: 
1) Click the “Participants” button on the Zoom window.
2) Put your finger or hover your mouse over your name in the “Participants” list on the right side of the Zoom window. 
3) Click “Rename.” Enter your name and click “OK”.
We welcome donations to Parkinson's Fitness at any time of year–maybe to celebrate a loved one's birthday or special event. You can do so online DONATE HERE. You can also mail a check c/o Keith and Linda Hall to 46 Brittania Circle Salem, MA 01970. Thank you!
 For more information on Parkinson’s Fitness, or to register for our classes go to www.parkinsonsfitness.org or contact us at [email protected].