Community Events

September 20, 2021

September 20 - Saratoga County support group meeting


Meeting – Live Meeting on September 20, 2021

Monthly, 3rd Monday 1:00 PM

Ballston Area Community Center

20 Malta Ave, Ballston Spa, NY, 12020

 – Live meeting 9/20/2021 at 1 PM – New venue/new time

Kevin McCullough (518) 222-4247

Marie Thorne (518) 810-8483


October 1, 2021 - Empower Parkinson’s “Living an Active Life with Parkinson’s Disease” Conference


Empower Parkinson’s “Living an Active Life with Parkinson’s Disease” Conference

Date:  Friday, October 1, 2021

Place:  Ramada by Wyndam (Formerly the Holiday Inn)

441 Electronics Parkway

Liverpool, NY

Time:  8 AM – 2 PM

Registration and Vaccination Required
Registration:  August 6th through September 22nd

or by calling (315) 466-1249

3 Ways to Participate


Ramada by Wyndam - 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY

8 AM – 2 PM Friday, October 1, 2021

Registration & Vaccination Required

Registration open August 6th through September 22nd at or by calling (315) 466-1249

Facebook Live

Join us on Facebook at Empower Parkinson Inc. to watch the conference live  starting at 9 AM on Friday, October 1, 2021 (no registration required)

Conference Website

Visit in November 2021 to view this year’s conference speakers  and our Exhibitor Resource Gallery. (no registration required)

Dan Riley • Personal Perspective from a Person with PD

Dr. Saada • Dealing with Sleep and Agitation Issues

Julie Lombardi, PT, DPT/Liz Horton, PT, LSVT BIG Instructor • Working Through Freezing Becky Auyer, PT, CMC • The Reality of Caregiving

Chaya Charles, RD • Preventing and Handling Constipation

Pat Van Beveren, PT • The Future of Empower Parkinson Inc.

Exhibitor Resource Gallery


October 14, 2021 - Medication Management for Older Adults


Today’s medications are beneficial to many older adults. However, understanding what these medications are used for and recognizing their side effects can be challenging. This program will describe pharmacological interventions frequently used with older adults.

Presenter: Dr. Michael R. Brodeur, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Zoom Video Conference

Albany Guardian Society 



October 15, 2021 - Aging in Place: Your Home for Your Lifetime


Older adults often express a desire to age-in-place. What does this mean and how can we accomplish this? Learn about simple steps you can take that will make your home safe and comfortable and help you maintain your independence.

Presenter: Lauren Harrington, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021

Time: 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Senior Expo, Crossgates Mall, 1 Crossgates Mall Rd., 1st Floor, Guilderland, NY

Albany Guardian Society



October 28th - Art With Heart & Hope


Art With Heart & Hope

A Storytelling Exhibition On Coping With Illness And Disability

October 28th, Saratoga Springs

Featuring "Ink" by Jud

In 2019, BMB launched this pop-up show to share the work of artists living with, and caring for those living with, illnesses and disabilities. Now an annual event and exhibition, Art with Heart & Hope celebrates those who channel complex feelings into expressive creations.

Art with Heart & Hope combines the healing power of art with the equally powerful component of storytelling. Works are displayed alongside written statements from the artists, who share the ways art helps them move beyond their personal battles with illness or disability.


July 4 - 7, 2023

July 4-7, 2023 - 6th World Parkinson Congress to be held in Barcelona, Spain