May 24, 2017 – Live from Brooklyn: Flamenco Dance & Music

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Live from Brooklyn:

Flamenco Dance & Music

Wednesday, May 24

2:15-3:30 PM (US Eastern Time)

Join us as we continue our season of live-streamed Dance for PD​® classes from the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Our Flamenco Dance & Music Master Class class includes basic technique with an emphasis on the relationship between baile (the dance) and toque (the music). Through exercises for footwork, body posture, movement and coordination, students explore flamenco style, character and expression.

No registration required—just click below at the scheduled time.

Class taught by Sophia Mintz | Music by Bernard Schaller

Can’t make it? Click here to enjoy archived classes.

Sophia Mintz

Sophia Mintz


Flamenco Dance and Music

August 4, 2017 – Hope Soars day at the races

Fri, August 4, 12pm – 6pm

Saratoga Race Course, 267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

267 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


We will have a community event booth near the picnic area to raise awareness for Parkinson’s research and local Parkinson’s programs.

May 24, 2017 – Schenectady County Meeting

Schenectady County Meeting: May 24, 2017 at 2 PM.

Bernie Elwood from Spikes Trikes will bring a trike for anyone interested in trying to ride a trike. It is a great way to exercise outdoors.

***Please note the meeting location has changed to Congregation Agudat Achim, 2117 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12309

May 18, 2017 – Sleeping Well with Parkinson’s – on line discussion

Hear expert discussion, and ask questions in MJ Fox Foundation Third Thursdays Webinar series.

Sleep disturbances are a common non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease that may cause difficulty falling or staying asleep. In this webinar, we’ll discuss sleep disorders that can occur in Parkinson’s, how to manage them and current research on sleep and PD.

Title: Sleeping Well with Parkinson’s

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Duration: 1 hour

June 25, 2017 – Hope Soars and the Tri-City Valley Cats

Sun, June 25, 4pm – 9pm

Joseph L. Bruno Stadium,
80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180, USA (map)

Join us for a great night of baseball. Tickets are $25 which includes the pre-game buffet, a souvenir hat, and Reserved Box seats.

Dance Through PD Class – Every Tues at 1:30 starting June 6, 2017

Dance Through Parkinson’s

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“The classes help me feel physically better, which helps my mood. It helps with my balance and gait issues. I have met many new friends with PD at varying levels of PD. It helps me be hopeful. The classes are a good challenge, but generally within my PD capabilities.” –Parkinson’s dance participant


(no class on July 4th)

Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center

 30 Aviation Road – Albany, 12205 – (518) 867-8920

Partners and caregivers welcome.

Persons with MS and other neuromuscular conditions welcome.

Walkers and wheelchairs welcome. No experience necessary.

$5 per class.

Teacher: Rachelle Smith-Stallman

Designed to engage participants’ minds and bodies through many styles while addressing such PD -specific issues as balance, flexibility, coordination and gait.

*Partially Supported by*

YOPD 2017 meeting dates


➢ The YOPD will be meeting every January through April on the third Saturday of the month.
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville 12205

For 2017 the meeting dates are:
• Saturday, April 15

➢ Starting in May and every other month meetings will be the fourth Monday.
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Route 7 Diner, 1090 Troy Schenectady Road (across from Keeler Motors), Latham

Diner dates are:

• Monday, May 22
• Monday, July 24
• Monday, September 25
• Monday, November 27

➢ Meetings for June, August, October, and December will be the third Saturday of the month.
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Dates are:

• Saturday, June 17
• Saturday, August 19
• Saturday, October 21
• Saturday, December 16