May 23 TAPSG Zoom Meeting - Upcoming - APDA Virtual Symposiums

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Torrington Parkinsons Support Group


Next Meeting May 23, Zoom Meeting



Dear {subtag:name},

Dear TAPSG Friends,
Our grandbaby has arrived and is doing well with his parents, Rachel and Nathan, in Massachusetts.  Conrad James MOOSE Glenister weighed in at 9 pounds 12 ounces, ergo MOOSE, and was 23 inches long.  We're so happy that he's a healthy little guy and look forward to meeting him face to mask.  
We'll hold a TAPSG ZOOM meeting on May 23, no software required.  Just click the invitation and it'll take you into our gathering, a time to catch up with each other.  After connecting, you may have to turn on your camera and mic using icons on the screen.  Easy peasy.  Hope to see you there.  I'll send the invitation as an email on Friday, May 22.  
There are several online learning sessions coming up that you may attend.  Please see the information below; register, and mark your calendar.  These are informational and helpful sessions in understanding what's going on in our bodies as minds as we deal with PD or try to support our loved ones with the disease.  
Have a warm and wonderful weekend.
I miss seeing each of you in person.


Parkinson’s Living Room - Friday, May 15, 1 p.m.

Pull up a comfy chair, brew a cup of coffee or tea and join us for a virtual discussion with a support group feel. Led by Dr. Su Kanchana, Movement Disorders Specialist with Chase Family Movement Disorders Center in Vernon, CT, you will be able to ask questions and discuss what is on your mind. Let’s bring our caring community together in a virtual support group. Jennifer Lambert, LCSW will join Dr. Kanchana to talk about Caring for the Caregiver. Care Partners are encouraged to be a part of the discussion. We are facing many new challenges during this stay-at-home period and we can manage them together as a community. 


Join by phone or computer:

Video Conference:

·      To access the video conference, paste this into your browser or click on the link:  (Note: If you are pasting into your browser, Chrome is preferred.)


·      Click on the video camera symbol


·      You should see a box on the right that says Search to Call. Enter 6385. Click the green camera.


·      At the next prompt click JOIN. (No need to enter a PIN).

2020 Annual Parkinson's Disease Educational Symposium

A Virtual Presentation 

May 18 – 22, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET 

Monday, May 18  Innovations in PD Management   

Michelle Lavallee-Dagostine, MD

Movement Disorders Neurologist Chase Family Movement Disorders Center APDA CT Chapter Board Member


Tuesday, May 19 The Role of Nutrition in Parkinson’s Disease

Eric Secor, ND, PhD, Lac

Chief, Integrative Medicine, Hartford Hospital


Wednesday, May 20  Psychosocial Impact of PD

Amanda Brill, MSW, LCSW, Hartford HealthCare, Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, APDA CT Chapter Board Member


Thursday, May 21 Exploring Medical Marijuana for Parkinson’s Disease: Science and Politics 

J.Antonelle DeMarcaida, MD Medical Director, Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, Hartford HealthCare, Ayer Neuroscience Institute, Medical Director, APDA Information and Referral Center


Friday, May 22 A Holistic Approach to Living with PD

Alexander Tressor Ballet Master, and former Broadway dancer. Founder of Parkinson’s on the Move program. Diagnosed with PD in 2006


Join the Virtual Symposium by computer or phone.


The programs are free but registration is required


For more information - Susan Lather -


“The greatest compassion is the prevention of human suffering through patience, alertness, courage and kindness.”
― Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion
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