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We meet at 7 PM on the second Thursday of most months.  Most meetings are in-person at the Huyck Auditorium inside Albany Medical Center and by ZOOM. Subscribe (at the bottom of the page) to get a meeting reminder and other news.
Our mission is:

  • To provide moral support and fellowship to people with Parkinson’s Disease, their families and care partners.

  • To raise awareness and disseminate information regarding living well with Parkinson’s Disease.

  • To act as a resource center for members and others who would like to know more about living well with Parkinson’s.

Our next meeting

Thursday October 12, 2023 - Medicare / Medicaid

Social Security and Medicare 101:

  • What is Social Security and who can participate?

  • What are my Medicare options?

  • How do Social Security and Medicare work together?

  • What do Medicare Parts A – D cover?

  • What should I consider in my decision about collecting Social Security early?

These questions, and more, will be covered in this presentation. Bring your questions with you!


Presented by:

  • Patricia Stanley, Senior Analyst Community relation specialist with Atena 

  • Sonde Wechgelaer, Licensed Sales Agent with OB 1 Insurance  agency.

Patricia is a lifelong resident of the greater capital  region.  She has  been in the Medicare Sales field for the last 15 years  with her most recent past position as a Health Care Advocate working in  all 3 major medical facilities in the Capital  region.

Sonde is a lifelong resident of the greater Saratoga Springs region, where she raised her family.  She has been a  practicing RN for the last 25 years with an addition of Insurance Sales  for the past 5 years.

This meeting will be a hybrid meeting.

You can Attend in-person at Albany Med OR Attend by Zoom.

Not sure which you will do? Register for both to keep your options open.


Location: Huyck Auditorium at Albany Medical Center. (Directions)

Register for in-person attendance  (We  will give this list of attendees to the AMC Security Desk, which will speed up your entry.)


Regeister to attend via Zoom

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