to the Connecticut Chapter of the
American Parkinson Disease Association
The American Parkinson Disease Association has a home office in New York. It is responsible for nearly 60 Information and Referral Centers, nearly 60 chapters, and 9 centers of excellence as well as funding several research programs, some yearly and some long term. Here in Connecticut we have been a part of APDA since 1984. We chose APDA because they tend to be a “grass roots” organization dealing with the PD patients and their families.
Our chapter’s main mission is to promote awareness of PD and to raise funds for local use as well as nationally. We also have a yearly fundraiser whose profits fund NY research programs. Our Information and Referral Center is relocating and we are interviewing for a coordinator. It is hoped that it will be functioning in the very near future.
Our new Medical Director, Dr. Diana Richardson, is already organizing her mission and functions. As many of you know, Dr. Richardson is affiliated with Veteran’s Medical Center in West Haven. The Chapter can be reached by calling 203-288-0546 or toll free at 1-877-282-7328.
2012 “Family & Friends” Festival, Saturday, June 2, 2012.. click for brochure
American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc.(APDA) is a national
organization that seeks to "Ease the Burden and Find the Cure"
for Parkinson's disease. Founded in 1961, APDA focuses its energies
on research, patient and family services, and education.
Connecticut Chapter of the APDA is a grassroots organization which
Assistance with outreach, awareness and educational programs
Organization of fund-raisers, like annual Walk-a-thons, which
support services in the state and research across the country
Acceptance of donations from individuals and groups made in memory
or honor of Parkinson’s patients
Coordination of volunteer efforts within the Parkinson community
Chapter is affiliated with the national APDA office in Staten Island and many Information & Referral Centers across the country.