PD News

Moving Day 2017!

face-paintingWe have a goal of $100,000 This year and are 1/3 of the way there!! Get your friends and family together and create a team for this super fun day! You can register at www.movingdaybuffalo.org . We are also looking for volunteers, if you are interested in volunteering for Moving Day you can email cjamele@npfwny.org or call (716) 449-3795

Click here to see if the company you work for will match your Moving Day Buffalo donations!

Click here to view our Moving Day Buffalo 2017 Timeline of events! We can’t wait to see everyone at Coca-Cola Field next Sunday! If you haven’t registered yet, visit movingdaybuffalo.org and sign up and make donations today!

“Moving” Moving Day Story

Carolyn Gloudemans was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a year ago and is very excited to share her story with everyone. Click here to read how Carolyn is making big accomplishments in her battle with Parkinson’s!

Looking Back on National Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

April was an amazing month for NPFWNY! We had so many great events take place and so many people get involved that it made it a very special Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Here are the businesses that helped us raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease this year…

Anchor Bar, Consumer’s Beverages, Dry Gulch Dance Hall, Flying Bison Brewing Co., Hot Mama’s Canteen, MOG Gym, Mr. Goodbar, Paula’s Donuts (3 locations),Santora’s Pizza, Pub and Grill (2 locations) and Scripts Cafe.

Many thanks to all of these businesses!

Buffalo Lit in Blue

This year we also had an extensive list of locations that were lit in blue for Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The first week of April we had the entire Theater District in Buffalo lit along with the Peace Bridge, The Electric Tower, and Niagara Falls. And for the entire month of April we had the Botanical Gardens lit! Thank you to all of these locations for participating this year!


What’s Happening

We are having our 2nd Annual Chili Chili Cookoff/Basket Auction on Sunday 27 August at the First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown (100 Church St.). There will be a chili cooking contest. To enter the contest is free. If you would like to enter a dish, please register with Lori and Bob Russell (745-7547 / 534-3601; russell14174@yahoo.com). Contest starts 4pm and the Basket Auction starts 6:30pm. To eat and attend for a single person is $5 and $25 for a family (includes drinks and dessert).

May 2017 Calendar of Events

Summer PDdance 

Summer dance classes are underway! Some of our class timings have changed, so be sure to update your calendars. Also, please join our dance instructor Cynthia Pegado at the Canalside on Tuesdays from June to August 2017. Enjoy the wonderful Buffalo summer and the beautiful waterfront area while you are moving to some great music. Click here for more details.


Parkinson’s Perk Cafe-

Join us on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30PM-8PM at our informal coffee house-Dry Gulch Dance Hall 3145 Walden Ave, Depew! Come share some laughs and relax in a social environment with other Parkinsonians. All you have to bring is a coffee mug! Call NPFWNY at (716) 449-3795 with any questions.


A Night of Hope for Parkinson’s-

Our annual wine tasting, A Night of Hope for Parkinson’s, was a great success this year! We had an amazing turn out and it was a great closing to National Parkinson’s Awareness Month. We are so lucky to live in a community that supports everything that we are trying to accomplish, which is raising awareness for PD and also improving the quality of life for those with Parkinson’s disease.




Connie Jo Bish-Zeigelhofer, A speaker at the Symposium, talked about the benefits of the LSVT Therapies. The attached flyer has more information about the therapies that will hopefully help many with PD!

LSVT Trained Therapists

 Worth A Look!

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Lending Library – Interested in learning more about Parkinson’s disease? Our office has a variety of books and media available free for you to borrow! To borrow materials, please contact our office at (716) 449-3795. Check out the complete list of titles here.

Read past educational articles and stories.