Friday, July 23, 2021

Monday, July 26th, 2021 at 2:00 PM Taller Especial Sobre los de Derechos de Inquilinos e Propietarios | Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 at 10:30 AM Summer Scams and ID Theft | Thursday, July 29th, 2021 at 10:30 AM Energy Delivery Webinar

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Know Your Rights Presentations from the MA AGO

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Join us for educational trainings to empower the residents of the Commonwealth and the people serving them. Our scheduled webinars are below, but you are welcome to email us at to schedule a private webinar for your group!

Taller Especial Sobre los de Derechos de Inquilinos e Propietarios- Monday, July 26th, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Summer Scams and ID Theft- Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Energy Delivery Webinar- Thursday, July 29th, 2021 at 10:30 AM



Monday, July 12, 2021

Parkinson's Fitness | Ability-based Exercise, Arts and Movement Programs July 12 - July 18, 2021


This Week's Activities:
July 12 - 18, 2021

Hello friends!

We hope you're staying cool and enjoying some summer fun! Thanks for staying active with us!! Stay tuned in the coming month as we plan some in-person classes for you.

Please support us in our mission to bring our classes to you by making your charitable donation today. If you’ve already given, please accept our deepest thanks. This will help us sustain our free Parkinson's Fitness exercise classes. You can donate via a check c/o Keith and Linda Hall to 46 Brittania Circle Salem, MA 01970, or you can click on the link below to donate online.

Below we have some great articles, a recipe, and other things we've found to share. Our class links are at the end of the email in the blue box.

Stay well,
-Linda & Keith
A Guided Meditation to Embrace Summer
Meditation can calm the mind; increase happiness and calm; and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. shares a guided meditation to help you tune in and connect with the aspects of summer. An article and 9-step meditation shares, "As you prepare to embrace the energy of the summer season, think about the things you love to do and how you like to shine. Maybe you have a unique talent or special gift you already enjoy sharing with those around you—like playing your acoustic guitar around the campfire or being the family grill master—or, perhaps you’re feeling inspired to explore something new this summer." Click to Read the Article and Follow the Meditation
The Impact of Exercise on the Brain
Ryan Glatt, MS, CPT, NBC-HWC, recently shared a detailed look at exercise and its effect on the human brain, with the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
In particular, he mentions that "Physical-activity interventions have been shown to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and, according to the World Health Organization." and "Skill-based and neuromotor exercise may be particularly important for those affected by neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease." Click to Read the Article
Nutrition, Pain and Parkinson's: THIS TUESDAY, JULY 13th at 3PM
Presented by Brian Grant Foundation, Dr. Bethany Tennant, ND, CNS, LMT will talk specifically about what foods to incorporate into your diet to help improve your Parkinson’s symptoms. Dr. Tennant will be available to take your questions. Learn about nutrients that can support pain and inflammation to help improve your Parkinson’s symptoms. Click Here to Register
Educational Webinar THIS SATURDAY, JULY 17th at 10:30AM: Managing the Return of Parkinson's Symptoms With a Unique Inhaled Treatment
Experiencing a return of your Parkinson’s symptoms? You’re not alone. Hear from a healthcare professional and a person living with Parkinson’s Disease at a FREE educational program sponsored by Acorda Therapeutics.INBRIJA is a prescription medicine used when needed for OFF episodes in adults with Parkinson's treated with regular carbidopa/levodopa medicine.
What My Sister and I Looked for in a Top Parkinson's Center
How do you know your family members are receiving the best care for their Parkinson’s disease (PD)? What criteria should be considered when choosing a disease management strategy? Jo Gambosi recently shared this topic with Parkinson's News Today. Click to Read it Now

Recipe to Try: Easy Grilled Ratatouille
Courtesy of Sunny Anderson and the Food Network, check out this easy way to add healthy veggies to your summer BBQ.

Ingredients Makes 4-6 servings
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions 
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated on a rasp or finely minced 
  • 2 zucchini, seeded and chopped 
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, seeded and chopped 
  • 1 eggplant, seeded and chopped 
  • 2 tablespoons Italian Seasoning 
  • 2 teaspoons hot Hungarian paprika 
  • Kosher salt 
  • Olive oil, for drizzling
  • Zest of 1 lemon, plus lemon wedges, for spritzing
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for sprinkling

  1. Heat a grill to 350 degrees F. (Or preheat the oven on its lowest temperature setting.)
  2. Make a large aluminum foil pouch and add the tomatoes, onions, garlic, zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, Italian seasoning, paprika, a pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Gently toss together and then tightly close the aluminum pouch.
  3. Place the pouch over the indirect heat area of your grill (or in the oven on the lowest setting). Cook, picking up the pouch with tongs and tossing 2 to 3 times while cooking, until everything sounds soft inside, anywhere from 30 to 50 minutes depending on the cooking method.
  4. Pour the aluminum pouch contents into a large bowl. Add the lemon zest and a spritz of lemon juice and toss. Taste and season with salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Sprinkle over the parsley and serve.

Don't Stop Moving! Try one physical activity each day.

Below, access live and pre-taped classes you can do at home. Do what feels best for your body and clear the area around you so your arms and legs can move freely. Take it easy when you need to. Drink plenty of water. Classes last about 45 minutes and Friday’s class has an optional social time at the end. Anyone is welcome to join the social time, including those that do not participate in the class. Just use the class link and enter before 2:00.

If you don't have access to a computer, smartphone or tablet, you can dial into Dianna's classes with your home telephone phone to hear just audio. Call: (646) - 876-9923. Follow the prompts for Meeting ID and Passcode.
Outdoor Balance in Motion Class in Gloucester!
We're excited that Dianna will also be offering an outdoor Balance in Motion class on Thursdays @ 10:30-11:30am. Location is Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA
All are welcome…….e-mail for details.

Virtual Parkinson's Fitness Classes:

Monday at 11:30am Balance in Motion with Dianna
Meeting ID: 813 4171 7802
Passcode: 12345

Tuesday at 11am Strength with Kim
Meeting ID: 847 5418 1686
Password: 057753

Wednesday at 11am Strength with Kim
Meeting ID: 847 5418 1686
Password: 057753

Wednesday at 2:00pm Breath and Stretch Yoga
Meeting ID: 818 8748 2663
Password: 12345
Thursday at 10am Strength with Kim
Click here:
Meeting ID: 814 6081 8780
Password: 440209

Friday at 1pm Balance in Motion with Dianna
Friday at 2pm Optional Social Time
Meeting ID: 824 0247 5688
Password: 12345

Saturday at 11am Strength with Kim
Meeting ID: 869 2288 6897
Password: 083263

Parkinson's Fitness Videos with Dianna Daly:
Here is the Link to Dianna’s channel where you can find current and past videos. Do one, do all or mix and match.
We welcome donations to Parkinson's Fitness at any time of year–maybe to celebrate a loved one's birthday or special event. You can do so online DONATE HERE. You can also mail a check c/o Keith and Linda Hall to 46 Brittania Circle Salem, MA 01970. Thank you!