Happy World Parkinson’s Day! We miss seeing you in person, but hope you are enjoying our virtual classes just as much.
We want to send a special word of thanks to our friends at APDA Massachusetts. Parkinson’s Fitness has just been awarded a grant from them to fund part of our Spring II programming. We are so grateful!
we also 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
-Linda & Keith
THIS MONDAY, April 12th at 1:00-2:30PM
Beverly Parkinson Support Group
James, BS, RN, clinical research nurse at Boston University School of
Medicine will be facilitating this group to review latest therapies,
updates, and to hear from you about your challenges, questions, and ways
you're navigating the day-to-day.
REGISTER & SAVE THE DATE: THIS TUESDAY, April 13th at 3:00PM
Develop a championship team to provide you with care, support and connection
Brian Grant Foundation's free Expert Q&A with Dr. Suketu M.
Khandhar to develop a championship team to provide you with care,
support and connection. Parkinson’s disease takes a concerted,
integrated approach to manage well and leverage the power of
multidisciplinary care. But where does one begin? How do you develop a
care team? Dr. Suketu M. Khandhar is a Movement Disorder Specialist and
the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Movement Disorders Program for
Northern California, Kaiser Permanente.
REGISTER & SAVE THE DATE: THIS WEDNESDAY, April 14th at 12:00PM
Dr. Gilbert Hosts
Hacks, Tricks & Medication Tweaks to Improve Your Movement and Your Day with Dr. Joseph Friedman
APDA invites you to their next episode of Dr. Gilbert Hosts –
a monthly interactive webinar series where APDA’s Chief Scientific
Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert, speaks with experts in the PD community
and opens the conversation up to your questions. Dr. Gilbert will speak
with special guest Dr. Joseph Friedman who will share small, but
impactful ways that you can adjust your home, your daily routine, and
your medication regimen, in order to make each day a bit smoother and
more enjoyable. Click Here to Register
PAINT WITH US
REGISTER & SAVE THE DATE: TUESDAY, April 20th at 2:00PM
is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and also the start of Spring! Tulips are
a widely recognized symbol for Parkinson’s Disease and begin to bloom
with this warmer weather. At the 9th World Parkinson’s Disease Day
Conference in 2005, the red tulip, with a fringe of white, became the
official symbol of Parkinson’s disease. This tulip, named after Dr.
James Parkinson, was developed by J.W.S Van der Wereld, a man who had
Parkinson’s Disease. On Tuesday, April 20 at 2 pm, Ailish Moran, a
sophomore at Marblehead High School, will be running a tulip painting
class. It will be a great way to get creative and celebrate the new
season and special month. Watercolors, brushes, and paints will be free
and available for pickup at 46 Brittania Circle. Spots are limited. Click Here to Sign Up
REGISTER & SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, April 20th at 5:00PM
A Conversation with Michael J. Fox: On Testing the Limits of Optimism
J. Fox sits down with Foundation Co-Founder Debi Brooks to discuss his
latest memoir, “No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers
Mortality.” Join us for this special conversation during Parkinson’s
Awareness Month as Michael answers the question: Are there limits to
We hope you might choose National Parkinson's Awareness Month
to make a tax-deductible donation to Parkinson's Fitness. Our goal is
to keep providing no-cost fitness and social activities for as many
people effected by PD as we can. You can help us by donating online DONATE HERE. You can also mail a check c/o Keith and Linda Hall to 46 Brittania Circle Salem, MA 01970. Thank you!
Recipe to Try: Salmon Fishcakes with Chilli and Mayo Red Dressing
parkinsonslife.eu, these little fishcake gems are rich in essential
omega-3 and so easy to prepare in advance – perfect for storing in the
fridge for a later date. No salmon? Substitute other safe and
sustainable fish: flounder, Oregon pink shrimp or Dungeness crab. Click to Learn More About the Major Benefits of Salmon
Ingredients Makes 4 servings
2 cups of cooked, flaked salmon or substitute
½ cup mayonnaise
1 cup ground white bread crumbs 1 tbsp shredded onion
1 egg 4 leaves of lettuce
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp canola or avocado oil for sautéing patties
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper
¼ cup chilli sauce
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 finely chopped tomato
1 tbsp capers
1 tbsp shredded onion
Juice of half a lemon
½ avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
1 dozen blueberries
1 tbsp fresh dill or fennel leaves
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine half the bread crumbs (reserve
other half of bread crumbs for coating) and remainder of ingredients,
except cooking oil and lettuce.
2. Mix together and shape into patties.
3. Coat the patties in the remaining bread crumbs.
4. At this stage, you can cover and refrigerate patties overnight, until you’re ready to cook them.
1. Mix all ingredients.
2. Spoon dressing over one half the salmon patty.
3. Garnish with avocado slices and blueberries.
4. Sprinkle dill or fennel over all and add a zest of lemon.
1. Heat the canola oil in a pan and fry the salmon patties about 7 minutes on each side over a medium heat.
2. Serve each fishcake on a leaf of lettuce and drizzle with the red dressing.
Don't Stop Moving! Try one physical activity each day.
access live and pre-taped classes you can do at home. Do only 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.
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. The number for classes in our time zone is: (646) - 876-9923. You
can dial in and follow the prompts for entering Meeting ID and
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!