Ideas while staying home

COVID-19 Resources

On-line exercise

Stay calm


  • Listen to Tera Brach Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart, and walk through a strategy to handle emotions called RAIN ( Recognize, Acknowledge, Investigate, Non-Identify).

  • The mindfulness app Headspace is making a lot of their material free, including a collection of meditations, sleep, and movement exercises called Weathering the Storm

  • - Emotional Stress, Mindfulness Meditation and Mindful Movement. We define mindfulness and the role emotional stress plays on the brain.WATCH NOW

  • - Staying Sane Through QuarantineWe discuss quarantine and social distancing challenges and ways to cope with this new normal. WATCH NOW

On line meetings

  • Click for future Capital District PD Support Group virtual meeting dates and time.

Other things to keep you busy

  • Use Lynda Scrager’s book to “Age in Place – A Guide to Modifying, Organizing and Decluttering Mom and Dad’s Home” to make you home more safe.

  • Help the Library of Congress transcribe documents to make them searchable

  • Virtual Museum Tours – These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch. Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.

  • Get your bicycle ready to ride.

  • Write a letter. In the age of text messages and FaceTime, we don’t write out our feelings in long form. Get out some nice paper and spread some love to a friend or family member.

  • Call a friend. If you’re usually a text person, pick up the phone or video call a faraway friend. The extra connection really makes you feel closer.

  • Become a YouTube star.

  • Make a Pecha Kutcha story.

  • Put your ideas on this list by filling out the "Contact us" form.


  • -Expert Briefing: PD and Medication: What’s New? Fernando Pagan, MD, highlights the latest PD medications and the future of PD treatments. WATCH NOW

  • - Ask the Expert: How Can I Benefit from Telemedicine? Roy Alcalay, MD, walks us through a telehealth appointment and his practical tips.WATCH NOW

  • Learn something new (or review things you knew) Khan Academy | Free Online Courses, Lessons & Practice

Care Partner Resources

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now and any time.


Core Strengthening Exercises for Parkinson’s

A series of videos of Sarah King, PT, DPT to help you

strengthen you core with at home workouts.


Davis Phinney Foundation YouTube Channel

A collection of past webinars and inspiring videos to help

you live well.

Every Victory Counts Manual

Available in print or digital, the gold-standard of

Parkinson’s information. Domestic shipping of this free

resource is waived through the end of 2020.


A collection of articles, videos, and more to help you eat to

live well.

Ways to Live Well with Parkinson’s Right Now

In this video, Connie and Davis Phinney share how they

are coping with the COVID-19 challenges.

Live Well TODAY Webinar Series

Our collection of live upcoming webinars as well as

archives of past webinars.