PD Dance Documentary “Capturing Grace”

This hour long documentary will be shown in 2 parts prior to the weekly dance session at Simply Ballroom:
When: Wednesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 7
Time: 10:30am

Parkinson’s Dance class follows from 11:00am-12:00pm

Where: Richmond Parkinson’s Dance Project
Simply Ballroom Dance Studio

3549 Courthouse Road
Richmond, VA
Phone : (804) 276-3343

Capturing Grace is the story of a group of dancers with Parkinson’s disease rehearsing for their first public performance under the leadership of teachers from the renowned Mark Morris Dance Company in New York.
Dave Iverson, Producer and Michael Schwarz & Kiki Kapany, Executive Producers

NO COST to attend film & dance class! but please consider a donation to support Richmond Parkinson’s Dance Project: www.richmondparkinsonsdanceproject.com
or Dance for PD®: www.danceforparkinsons.org

Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K May 3, 2014

Join us for the inaugural Movin’ & Shakin’ 5K through Innsbrook Office Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014.

This new event provides a wonderful opportunity both for the community and those with a movement disorder, along with their friends and families, to gather and share hope, resources and the joy of movement. All funds raised through the event go directly to the VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, a premier model for improving the lives of individuals with movement disorders, their families and the community by commitment to excellence in comprehensive interdisciplinary clinical care, transitional research, education and outreach.

Ready to get moving? Here’s how you can help.

Register online – Run, jog or walk in the race, or join us in spirit as a virtual Mover & Shaker.
Join or create a fundraising team – Unite your family, friends and colleagues to raise funds for a better tomorrow for movement disorders.

Gentle Yoga for PD – April 2014

Do you have Parkinson’s Disease, ET, dystonia, MS or another neurological condition?
Have you been curious about trying yoga?

PROJECT YOGA RICHMOND (PYR) is offering a 4 week gentle yoga class for people with movement disorders. Try one class or come to them all!

Dates: Mondays: April 7, April 14, April 21, and April 28, 2014
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Project Yoga Richmond (PYR) studio is located at 6517 Dickens Place, Richmond, VA 23230 www.projectyogarichmond.org
Audience: Anyone with a movement disorder and their spouse or care partner
Cost: All on-site classes are donation-based. On-site suggested donation is $10 per class or pay what you can. (Cash and check only, please.)
Instructor: PYR Ambassador, Sarah Humphries, ERYT – 200

Questions? contact Lynn Klanchar (804) 675-6952 at PADRECC, MCGuire VAMC

download flyer PYR_Flyer

YO PD Support Group

You may not know that RVA now has a Young Onset Parkinson’s Support Group!
This group was established to help those who are trying to manage challenges younger people with PD face, such as employment concerns, parenting, caring for aging parents, maintaining relationships and managing financial and legal issues. This group is open to both people with Parkinson’s and carepartners.
WHEN: The group meets on the 4th Sunday of each month from 2:00 – 4:00 PM
2:00-3:00 the entire group will meet, and occasionally an outside speaker will be invited.
3:00 – 4:00 the group will split for separate discussions, individuals with PD in one room and carepartners in a separate room.
WHERE: VCU Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center
6605 W. Broad Street, Suite C, Richmond, VA
accessed via Forest Avenue
CONTACT: Andrea Perseghin – (804) 662-5300 or pdcenter@vcu.edu

This information can also be found under the tab “Support Groups”

How Math Could Improve Life for Nearly 6 Million With Parkinson’s

TED and The Huffington Post bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful “idea worth spreading” every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week’s TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new op-eds, thoughts and responses from the HuffPost community. This week’s talk and blog post pertains to Parkinson’s Disease.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/max-little/parkinsons-diagnosis-test_b_2545128.html

A Soft Voice in a Noisy World

Karl Robb launched his first book on 12/12/12 called “A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease”. Karl and Angela Robb are asking for help to promote the book. You can:
• Buy the book on Amazon (paperback and Kindle), Smashwords (lots of eFormats), CreateSpace (paperback), Kobo, iTunes or Barnes & Noble (Nook).
• “Like” or “share” on Facebook, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Kobo, Barnes & Noble (Nook), Amazon (paperback and Kindle), iTunes, or Pinterest.
• Forward or Share a mention/link via email, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or by some other social media site to 12 or more friends who may have interest in learning about this book.
• Take a moment to read a portion of this book and comment, review, rate, or blog about A Soft Voice In A Noisy World at any, some, or all of the sites listed above.
• Email them comments, suggestions, thoughts, or requests for speaking engagements to asoftvoiceatrobbworks.com.
• Help them get to 12,000 followers by 12/24/12. Follow on Twitter at @asoftvoicepd.

Wholesale pricing for support groups, non-profits and organizations who want to sell copies of the book as a fundraiser or provide copies to their communities.
Please email or contact Karl & Angela Robb for more details.

A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease
http://www.asoftvoice.com- blog
asoftvoice@robbworks.com - email
703-277-9666 – phone