Monthly Archives: January 2018

Clifford Raymond – 1934 – January 11, 2018

Clifford Raymond TROY – Clifford Raymond, 84, passed away on January 11, 2018 surrounded by his family in spirit and with love, after a long, courageous battle with Parkinson Disease. Cliff is survived by the love of his life and wife of 58 wonderful years, Marie Deschaine Raymond. He is also survived by 3 sons and 1 daughter, Don, Carl (Lisa), Tom (Leann) and Penny (Rex); 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 4 brothers and 1 sister; and many brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, 1 infant sister and 2 brothers. Cliff grew up in Northern Maine and started working as a lumberjack at age 12, he was also a truck driver hauling pulp wood. After Cliff and Marie got married, they moved to Troy and Cliff started a new career as a drywall installer, where he worked for 35 years for Daigle Drywall, Colonie. Cliff was an officer for South Troy Little League and Babe Ruth League, where he also managed and coached many young boys, including his own 3 boys.He was also a great old time fiddler, a member of Fiddler Tour, Champlain Valley Fiddler and Adirondack Fiddler and also a member of the Country Round and Square Dance Association. He was a member of the Troy YMCA, where he met many people with Parkinson Disease and where he peddled for Parkinson 3 days a week. Relatives and friends may call at the St. Michael the Archangel Church 175 Williams Road Troy on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 4 – 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 9:30 AM at the CHURCH. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery Troy.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made
in memory of Clifford Raymond
to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc.
Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10305.
To sign the guest book, light a candle or for service directions, visit

Published in The Record on Jan. 13, 2018

Saratoga Dance Through Parkinson’s

Dance Through Parkinson’s

Thursdays, beginning January 11th 1:30 am – 2:30 pm

Classes will be held in the Swyer Studios located directly behind the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga. (directions)

We are thrilled to announce this innovative weekly class for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. Inspired by the internationally-acclaimed program Dance for PD®, founded in 2001 by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group, this class will explore movement through different types of rhythmic music in ways that are joyful, safe, and stimulating. Dance Through Parkinson’s has been proven to enhance strength, balance, flexibility, awareness, and confidence in its participants.Dance Through Parkinson’s will be taught by Rachelle Smith-Stallman, a Board-Certified Dance Movement Therapist and New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist.

Classes are free of charge and no experience is necessary for participation. For more information please contact the Museum at 518-584-2225 ext. 3001.

2018 Group Elections

Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group – Elections 2018

Positions up for election

Please let Jud Eson (eson.jud at know if you would like to help with any of these group organizational functions. Positions may be held individually or two or more people could share a position.


  • Presides at meetings,
  • Appoints committees when necessary
  • Fills any vacancies.
  • Works with vice president and committee members to arrange for speakers and/or meeting agendas.

Vice President

  • Act in absence of President
  • Perform tasks requested by President as required.
  • Works with president and committee members to arrange for speakers and/or meeting agendas.

Correspondence / publicity –

  • Maintains website.
  • Maintains e-mail mailing list,
  • Notifies members of meetings and events.
  • Writes thank you notes to presenters and for donations.


  • Arranges for refreshments to be available at regular meetings.
  • Coordinates special events such as holiday party and summer picnic.
  • Reserves meeting room and coordinates necessary room set up.
  • He/she sees that everyone signs the attendance sheet at each meeting.


  • Responsible for all income, pays all bills and keeps all fiscal records.
  • Maintains paid membership list.
  • Reports to the President prior to each meeting the current state of the treasury.

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YOPD 2018 meeting dates


The YOPD support group will meet on the third Saturday of the month at

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, Ny 12201-
(518) 458-1567
at 2pm

on the following dates.

1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 6/16, 8/18, 10/20
And 12/15

For odd numbered months after April

Meetings for the YOPDSG will be held on the last Monday of the
Month at Route Seven Diner at 1090 Troy Schenectady Rd. Latham NY 12110.
(518) 785-4107
At 7pm

For the following dates
5/28, 7/23, 9/24 11/26