Sunday Mornings with Twitchy Women

Learn Together, Play Together and Thrive Together

We are living through very interesting times with the Coronavirus totally disrupting our lives. How are you coping with this? Are you finding that you are feeling isolated? What can you do?

Twitchy Women is hosting a series of webinars on Zoom every other Sunday morning at 10 am Pacific Time. Our meetings are always fun, informative and free. And just for Women with PD. To maintain privacy for this group, we ask that care-partners and family members not attend unless an event states that registration is open to all. If you have any questions, please contact twitchywoman18@gmail.com.

October 4, 2020 Cycling with Jay Alberts, PhD

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Cleveland Clinic researcher Jay Alberts, Ph.D, a 5-year, $3 million grant to conduct a multi-site clinical trial to study the long-term effects of aerobic exercise on slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease. This project, using Peloton bicycles, will be the first long-term investigation of the potential for aerobic exercise to arrest disease progression.

Register here to learn about this exciting study and find out how you can get involved.

October 18, 2020 Linda K. Olson

Linda K. Olson lost both of her legs and one arm when the car she was traveling in was hit by a train. Then 5 years ago, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. You can watch her amazing story as she told it by clicking on the video. Then join us on October 18 to hear more from this most inspiring woman.

Register here for Linda K. Olson

Your Support is Appreciated

Please support our presenters when possible. They have much to offer those of us with Parkinson’s and have generously donated their time and knowledge to be with us on Sunday mornings. Many are small non-profits that have had to change how they do business because of the current situation.

Do you have ideas for future sessions?

Do you know any speakers or programs that you want to recommend? Please contact me directly at twitchywoman18@gmailcom

Haven’t used Zoom before? Try it out at least a few hours before and the program will walk you through it. You will be asked to enter the meeting ID which will take you to our meeting. You will receive the meeting ID information once you register. Please note that the ID is different for each session.

Past Events

March 22, 2020 Kristie Scott – Life Coach, Woman with PD and creator of Evolve Cards

Most of Kristie’s information is on her website https://www.evolvewithkristie.com/ Here is a link to her Resource List

April 3, 2020 Maria de Leon – Parkinson’s Diva

Are you a Parkinson’s Diva? Check out Maria’s books below and learn some fun tips just for women with PD. Enjoy!
www.Defeatparkinsons.com

www.Parkinsonsdiva.org

Parkinson’s Diva (the book)

April 19, 2020 Jennifer Parkinson Iljin – Neuro Boxing

Watch her presentation here

May 3, 2020 Kat Hill – Sketchbook Journaling

Click here for Kat’s slides

May 17, 2020 Taiko Drumming

Watch the recording with Sydney, Naomi and Vivian

Online Taiko tutorials:

May 31, 2020 PD-Connect

So much fun exercising with Lisa and SteF. For more information about PD-Connect and to take their virtual exercise classes go to http://pd-connect.org/

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June 14, 2020 A Morning with Dr. Laurie Mischley

Watch the recording here of the very informative session with Dr. Laurie Mischley.

Resources:

June 28, 2020 Living well with PD in Covid-19 era with Dr. Indu Subramanian

Movement Disorders Specialist Indu Subramanian, MD, UCLA and the VA, talked about living well with PD in Covid-19 era including the importance of social connections, mindfulness and yoga to alleviate some of the stress we are all feeling during this unsettling time. Watch the recording of session.

July 14, 2020 Dancing Through Parkinson’

Website: https://www.invertigodance.org/dtp

July 26, 2020 Kinetics

Sue Wylie, writer, producer and Person with Parkinson’s, joined us for a discussion about her film, Kinetics. You can still watch the 50 minute film Kinetics: The Desire to Move at home for a limited time.

You can watch the trailer:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8tIp409QBM 
And learn more about it on our website: 
 https://www.kineticsfilm.com
Email us at DT2Productions@outlook.com

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August 9, 2020 Claire McLean PT, DPT, NCS

We had an amazing PWR! exercise session with super PT Claire McLean. She has shared information about her online classes and membership.

If there are any women in Orange County who would be interested in exercising with Claire in person (when that is a thing again!) or coming in for an assessment you can contact Claire directly or check out her website: https://www.roguept.com
For online membership: http://www.rogueinmotion.com
A list of classes in the video library: https://rogueinmotion.vhx.tv/browse
Current livestream schedule: https://www.roguept.com/rogue-online-class-schedule
Free videos for both information and exercise: https://rogueinmotion.vhx.tv/free-exercise-class-videos?_ga=2.190633325.713749271.1596472465-885518602.1593818890

August 23, 2020 Ending Parkinson’s Disease with Dr. Ray Dorsey

This was an amazing information session with a call to action.  For those of you who missed it, make sure that you watch the entire video and then take action.  Sign up to be  PD Avenger.  Send an email to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler asking him to ban Paraquat in the US.  And sign up for future research studies with Dr. Dorsey.  
Here is the video recording of our session: Ending Parkinson’s x Twitchy Woman FINAL 082320…

Ending Parkinson’s Disease

Buy the book on Amazon for $17.89 (and write a review!):  https://www.amazon.com/Ending-Parkinsons-Disease-Prescription-Action/dp/1541724526

If you can’t afford it, email us and we will send you a free copy (and ask you to write a review!): info@endingpd.org

Sign up for our email list to get notified about upcoming live webcasts, and watch past webcasts: https://endingpd.org/live

Ready to end Parkinson’s disease? Sign the PACT to Prevent, Advocate, Care, and Treat Parkinson’s: https://endingpd.org/resources

Other Actions You Can Take

Email EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler (wheeler.andrew@epa.gov) or call him at 202-564-4700

Sign up to get notified about future research studies from Dr. Dorsey’s team at the University of Rochester: http://neurologyregistry.org, and email alistair.glidden@chet.rochester.edu if you have any questions about signing up.

PD Avengers

Learn about this fantastic group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pdavengers) and on their website (https://www.pdavengers.com)

September 13 Yoga with Christiana Lewis

“If you can breathe you can do yoga” Email: christianacolorfulsouls@gmail.com C 949.541.1583 www.colorfulsouls.com