PD RESET: A Wellness Expo for Those Living with Parkinson's Disease and their Care Partners


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PD RESET Wellness Expo is aimed at giving both PD patients and their Care Partners (CP) a much-needed reset. Speakers will give separate presentations to each group on the importance of improving mental health, infusing your life with the attitude of gratitude, and learning to keep a healthy body and healthy brain, among other topics.

PD RESET Featured presenters: 

  • Dr. Rebecca Gilbert, CMO, American Parkinsons Disease Association (APDA) 
    • From Worrier to Warrior – How to Improve Mental Health in PD - Dr. Gilbert will discuss ways to improve mental health for those with Parkinson's disease, including steps to alleviate common symptoms
  • Dr. David Lieberman, PhD, Psychologist
    • Topic for PD: The Power of Perspective - How to Infuse Your Life with an Attitude of Joy and Gratitude
    • Topic for CP: Empowering Care Partners - Using psychology to optimize your effectiveness and influence with your partner and practical strategies to recharge yourself
  • Julie Fineman, P.T., EdD, Columbia Neuro Rehab Research Lab
    • Topic for PD: HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY BRAIN…Learning from a Neuro Physical Therapist
    • Topic for CP - Supporting your family in the process
  • Dr. Phil Schneider, Speech Language Pathologist 
    • Topic for PD - Staying Connected! Being Heard and Being Understood… From Both Sides How to keep your voice strong from the personal experience of Dr. Schneider
    • Topic to CP -Encountering an introspective partner and how to change the situation, and Dr. Schneider’s own experience with being a CP
  • Scott Saumsiegle, Sr. Market Development Manager at ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    • An inspirational story of overcoming challenges and winning!
  • Yuri Milshtein, Rock Steady Boxing Coach, Krav Mega MMA
    • Who knew sweating was fun? Experience a workout with Coach Yuri
  • Dr. Jonathan Feiner, PH. D, Clinical Director, Adult Services at Achieve
    • Mindful Meditation – Finding Peace in the Difficult using visualization exercises to learn to let go of negative inner thoughts to live happier, less anxious lives. Think greater than you feel!

Exhibitors attending are Rune Labs/Strive PD, Helen Hayes Hospital, Rutgers Virtual Reality, Feldenkrais Method, Weitz & Luxenberg, Urban Poling/Activator, Columbia Neuro Rehab Lab, Mount Sinai Hospital, and APDA. The event will include a buffet breakfast and lunch from COBEA of New City, with plenty of time for socializing. In addition, one attendee will receive a gift from MagnaReady which produces magnetic adaptive clothing for dexterity and mobility impaired individuals. https://magnaready.com/

Purchase tickets online. Registration required; seating is limited. For more information, visit www.parkinsonswellnessproject.org or call 845-300-4511.

Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah
3 Executive Blvd.
Suffern, NY 10901
United States

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