Future Meetings


January 13, 2018 – Meeting notice

January 13, 2018

Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting.

The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of most months at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York.  In January and February we meet in the afternoon of the second Saturday at 1:30.

When are our meetings?

Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn more about Parkinson’s disease or obtain information.

 Topic : Rachelle Smith-Stallman, Dance Through Parkinson’s instructor will talk about (and maybe do some of) our dance class

February 10, 2018 – CDPSG Meeting Notice

Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting.

The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of most months at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York.  In January and February we meet in the afternoon of the second Saturday at 1:30.

When are our meetings?

Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn more about Parkinson’s disease or obtain information.

 Topic : Steve Hovey – Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador, will speak about :
A wellness approach to dealing with Parkinson’s – exercise, diet, sleep, mindfulness.
Attitude – staying positive

Steve was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007 at the age of 50. At the time of diagnosis, Steve did not know anyone with Parkinson’s, so he and his wife Nancy took it upon themselves to learn as much as they could about Parkinson’s symptoms and treatment. Their search soon led them to the Davis Phinney Foundation, where they learned about the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle, something Steve credits as significantly impacting the quality of life he continues to enjoy.

Now semi-retired, Steve continues to work part-time as a business consultant and is looking forward to sharing the message that “there are things we can do to manage our disease” as an ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation. “When I was diagnosed, the focus of the treatment was on medicine. The doctors never mentioned the benefits of dealing with the disease on a more holistic level – exercise, good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle,” Steve says. “Though [things are] getting better, there are still too many people who need to hear this message.”

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March 8, 2018 – CDPSG Suport Group Meeting Notice

Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting.

The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of most months at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York.  In January and February we meet in the afternoon of the second Saturday at 1:30.

When are our meetings?

Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn more about Parkinson’s disease or obtain information.

 Topic :
Dr Jennifer Durphy will speak on anxiety and depression in PD

Dr. Jennifer Durphy joined the Movement Disorders Division at Albany  Medical Center in 2012. She completed her neurology residency training at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and went on to complete her fellowship training at Albany Medical Center under the guidance of Dr. Eric Molho. Her fellowship involved an in depth training in the diagnosis and management of the full range of common and rare movement disorders.

She brought this experience and her passion for patient care to the movement disorders clinic where she is accepting new patients with Parkinson’s disease, Hungtington’s disease, tremor, dystonia, restless legs syndrome and tics. She also sees patients one day per week at the Albany Medical Center multispecialty clinic in Malta.

Dr. Durphy’s special interests include the neurosurgical treatment of movement disorders, as well as botulinum toxin injections for dystonia. She explains:

 “The diseases treated in a movement disorders clinic are complex and chronic conditions. It is important to me to take the time to get to know each patient individually and to understand how their condition impacts their life. I use this information to guide me in coming up with the best possible treatment plan for each patient.”