Events


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

When Sun, June 25, 4pm – 9pm Where Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY 12180, USA (map) Description Join us for a great night of baseball. Tickets are $25 which includes the pre-game buffet, a souvenir hat, and Reserved Box seats.  


World Dance for Parkinson’s Day April 28-29, 2017

A Global View of Dance for Parkinson’s In honor of World Parkinson’s Day (April 11) and International Dance Day (April 29), more than fifteen dance organizations have come together to celebrate the vibrant diversity of Dance for Parkinson’s programs in ten countries. Every day or two, starting April 11, we’ll be featuring a different Dance for Parkinson’s program, presenting documentaries, class videos […]


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

Dance Through Parkinson’s View printable flyer Dance Through Parkinson  “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 CLASSES START TUESDAY, […]

Dance Through PD Class – Every Tues at 1:00 starting June 6, 2017

April 23, 2017 -Hope Soars Walk and Run

  Online registration is available at www.hopesoars.org OR you may submit the registration form (below) and check payable to Hope Soars. Mail form(s) and payment to us at 1410 Maple Hill Road, Castleton, NY 12033. More information at www.hope soars.org or call 518.428.0056 2017 Walker Donor Form registration 2017 5K Form


Hope Soars Run for Parkinson’s – April 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am

Hope Soars Run for Parkinson’s  April 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am WHERE: Corning Preserve, Waterfront, Albany Event website If you are registering on line, you will be asked to sign a waiver form the day of the race when you pick up your t-shirt. Be sure to register before April 9, 2017 to guarantee your T-shirt!!!


On-line webinar – Transforming Aging Summit – March 7-9, 2017

The Transforming Aging Summit, featuring leaders whose wisdom and work support an empowering vision for aging in today’s world. This powerful 3-day event is taking place March 7-9 – online and on the phone. Discover a new multidimensional view of aging — one of vast potential, infused with vitality, passion and purpose, as well as continual growth and service to the world. […]


Exercise Classes

P4P-Pedaling for Parkinson’s –Saratoga YMCA no charge – Monday & Friday – phone (518) 583-9622 P4P-Duanesburg/Delanson YMCA – Monday’s and Thursday’s (518) 895-9500 member’s free, non-members $6.00. P4P-Southern Saratoga (Clifton Park YMCA) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday- members free, non-members $5.00 – phone (518) 371-2139 P4P-Glenville YMCA –  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday– Members free, non-members $5.00—phone (518) 399-8118 P4P-Troy YMCA – Monday, Wednesday, Friday […]


Saratoga County meeting on Monday, March 20th, 2017

SARATOGA PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP Date: Monday, March 20th, 2017 Time: 2:00 PM Location: Woodlawn Commons Building, Saratoga Room 2nd Floor At Wesley Health Care Center 156 Lawrence Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 This month our Speaker will be Steve Hovey from the Davis Phinney Foundation. Steve was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007 at the age of 50. At the time of diagnosis, […]


YOPD 2017 meeting dates

YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON’S DISEASE (YOPD) SUPPORT GROUP MEETING INFORMATION ➢ 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 […]


YOPD February 18, 2017 speaker

YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON’S DISEASE (YOPD) SUPPORT GROUP DATE:​​SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017 ​​2:00 PM – 4:00 PM LOCATION:​GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN CHURCH, 510 ALBANY-SHAKER ROAD, LOUDONVILLE, NEW YORK ​Join the YOPD Support Group Saturday, February 18, 2017, for the monthly meeting. Program: Mary Piel, Occupational Therapist, is the guest speaker. ​​​ There is networking and no admission charge. Patients and caregivers are welcome to […]


Rock Steady boxing in central NY

ROCK STEADY BOXING CNY A fitness program for persons with Parkinson’s Disease. FIGHTING BACK AGAINST PARKINSON’S DISEASE OPEN HOUSE Saturday January 28th 10 am-1 pm 209 Oswego St #12 (Ponderosa Plaza) Liverpool (315) 622-2332


Saratoga Support Group – January 16 , 2017 speaker

Saratoga Support Group Date: Monday, January 16 , 2017 Time: 2:00 PM Location: Woodlawn Commons Bldg, Saratoga Room 2nd Floor At Wesley Health Care Center 156 Lawrence Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 All persons with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and caregivers are welcome to attend. For additional info, please call Bruce McClellan at 331-9611. Speaker: Mark Tolstrup Mark Tolstrup is a dedicated […]


Mark your calendar

Hope Soars says… Mark your calendar for our Annual Walk for Parkinson’s at historic Washington Park in Albany on Sunday, April 23. We have recently teamed up with the Tri-City ValleyCats for our first Hope Soars day at the park on Sunday, June 25th. These and more events will be posted on our website


World Parkinson’s Congress

The World Parkinson’s Congress is held every three years. The last one was in 2016 in Portland Oregon The next one in Japan. The website for 2016 has lots of useful information Wpc2016.org


YOPD posting notice for December

Holiday Greetings – Attached is the posting notice for December.  Please post on a public bulletin board at a bank, library, restaurant, etc.  Appreciate your efforts in getting the word out. Note:  Speaker suggestions are welcome.  Please submit the speaker’s name, specialty or type of business, phone number and/or email to ralphie@nycap.rr.com.  Suggestions will be forwarded to individuals who are scheduling program […]


Exercise and Community Events

Weekly: Friday 10:00 AM: Schott’s Boxing  –  21 Vatrano Rd, Albany, NY 12205  (518) 641-9064. This boxing PD activity is in presented in partnership with Hope Soars/Mark Burek (518) 428-0056. Weekly: P4P – Pedaling for Parkinson’s M/W/F @ Bethlehem Y, Delaware Ave. 12 Noon. Call your local YMCA’s for dates & time (perhaps cost) in your area. PWR – PD Wellness Recovery – […]


December 2016 Parkinson’s Calendar

Happy Holiday’s and New Year’s Everyone, It has been quite a year! I can’t believe how fast it went by. I did my first triathlon last May and can’t wait to do it again in 2017. I did the 7 mile bike ride in 29 minutes, the 2 mile kayak (I came in 18th out of 70) and the 5k I was […]


Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing, ON HOLD LOOKING FOR NEW LOCATION Contact Jeannette Riley (315) 622-2332 for more information. Check Website CNY.rsbaffiliate.com for class information Rock Steady Boxing, 8072 Brewerton Road, Cicero, NY 13039, inside Karate John’s, 1 hour class Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. Contact Jeannette Riley (315) 622-2332 for more information. Check Website CNY.rsbaffiliate.com for class information.


Pancakes! A benefit to fight Parkinson’s Disease –  Sunday, October 2, 2016 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM @ RPI

Where: Rensselaer Union, Mother’s Cost: $5 See: https://goo.gl/forms/ijpI6n9QF2VSYDuU2 Description: Mark your calendars for our charity benefit to help fight Parkinson’s Disease. Please join the Graduate Student Council on Sunday, October 2nd from 9AM-1PM in Mother’s in the Union for a pancake breakfast benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Come enjoy food, raffles, and entertainment while contributing to a good cause. Tickets will […]


Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR)

Looking for a Research-Based Exercise Program Specifically for Those With Parkinson’s? The Capital District YMCA is now offering Parkinson’s Wellness Program (PWP!) Training! The class is neuroplasticity-principled and holds promise to slow disease progression, retire motor function, and increase longevity and quality of life.


2016 Hope Soars Gala Saturday, October 22, 2016

Saturday, October 22, HOPE SOARS GALA  Information: www.hopesoars.org  Birch Hill, Schodak, NY (cocktail attire $125)  2-hr open bar, appetizers and buffet dinner, music + silent auction Tickets and registration


PD Wellness Recovery

 PD Wellness Recovery – 6 wk classes run independently by local YMCA’s.Bethlehem Y: call (518) 439-4394 for dates/times/cost $$


Yoga classes for people with Parkinson’s disease

Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 am Honest Weight Co-op 100 Watervliet Avenue, Albany NY In our yoga classes for people with Parkinson’s disease, we will be working with breath, movement, thought, voice, and sound. Through creative use of these branches of yoga, we will seek ease and relief from common issues associated with PD. Caregivers are welcome to participate. The approach will be […]


Medtronic DBS Lunch & Learn and Support Group is a Wednesday 7/13/16, at 12PM

The Medtronic DBS Lunch & Learn and Support Group is a Wednesday 7/13/16, at 12PM at the Desmond Hotel on Wolf Rd. in Albany. We are very lucky to have Dr. Durphy filling in for Meghan for the Lunch & Learn portion. I am happy to announce that AMC registered dietitian, Vincenza Zurlo will be presenting at the support group, starting at […]