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June 28-30, 2013

Summer Art

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June 28-30, 2013
Adelynrood Conference Center, Byfield, MA

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Start the summer with a weekend of hands-on workshops in
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Drumming
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Plus evening events

Professionals in each field tailor these interactive sessions specifically for people living with Parkinson's. The workshops provide opportunities to learn, adapt, express, focus, stretch, and relax.

On Saturday evening, enjoy the music of Bill Staines live.


Set amid rolling meadows and wooded paths, the conference center provides ample opportunity to explore, connect with friends, or simple relax.
  • All meals, lodging, workshops, and evening events included
  • Rate based on single-occupancy rooms
  • Double-occupancy rooms are limited and available to those with caretakers
  • Shared bathrooms (plenty of them!)
  • Grounds and building are handicap-accessible
  • Numerous quiet areas as well as porches and community rooms for gathering
  • Special diets can be accommodated upon request


The weekend schedule includes morning and afternoon workshops and events

...from past participants

"Every activity was full of great information and love and fun! It really makes me want to come again."
"The entire weekend was perfect."
"Every workshop was fun and inspiring."
"The workshops were fulfilling ... the weekend was an excellent mix of making new friends, learning new ways to move and see the world with PD. Thank you."
"I appreciate the tranquil and contemplative 'house' setting."
"The grounds and facility were beautiful."
"Wonderful weekend. Lots of bonding."
"The food was amazing!"
"The facilitators were just fantastic."

The 2013 Facilitators

Jane Arsham

Tai Chi
Arts & Movement Weekend Co-director

Jane Arsham The practice of Tai Chi has been proven to reduce stress, increase flexibility and improve balance. Jane has been studying/practicing Tai Chi for for 15 years and is certified to teach both the Yang style long and short form. She also was a principal instructor for the Harvard study on the impact of Tai Chi on people with congestive heart failure.

This workshop will be a sample of the flowing, gentle Tai Chi movements adapted for people living with Parkinson's that Jane teaches in the Boston area. Everyone can participate.


Jane Gossard


Jane Gossard Jane is a professional storyteller and drum circle facilitator. She leads drumming circles for people of all ages and abilities and enjoys the process of teaching people that everyone has a drummer inside. Many of the people in Jane's circles have never drummed before. Every group discovers that they can make rhythm together spontaneously. All enjoy the uplifting, healing power of drumming! Jane has been leading drumming and storytelling for 15 years. She currently leads four monthly drumming circles: Drumming For Joy! at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, The Northeast ARC, and Ashland Farm Harbor Memory Care Community; and Full Moon Drum at the UU Congregation in Andover. Jane shares her inspirational stories at festivals, bookstores, libraries, schools and churches in the northeast. She has produced Finding Your Voice, a CD that includes her three signature stories, drumming, poetry, and singing.


Renee Le Verrier, RYT

Arts & Movement Weekend Co-director

Renee Le Verrier Renee is a certified yoga instructor who focuses on creating adaptations and modifications for individuals who find it challenging to move with ease. She is the author of Yoga for Movement Disorders: Rebuilding Strength, Flexibility and Balance for Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia (2008) as well as the Companion DVD to Yoga for Movement Disorders (2010). Renee teaches and presents about yoga throughout New England, including at the MGH Parkinson's Center Yoga and Lecture Program, at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital and weekly studio classes in Newburyport, MA. To visit Renee's website, go to www.limyoga.com


Suzanne McLeod, MA, EXTH, LMHC


Suzanne is an artist and Expressive Therapist living in Arlington. Suzanne uses mixed-media materials when creating two and three-dimensional art, and enjoys working expressively and intuitively with dreams, landscape, and still life. She is a graduate of the Expressive Therapies Masters Program at Lesley University, where she has also taught; she works as Clinical Supervisor at Arbour Counseling Services Partial Hospitalization program in Woburn, and in private practice.

Pamela Quinn


Pamela Quinn Pam was a professional dancer with ODC/San Francisco before she was diagnosed fourteen years ago with Parkinson's. Pam worked on her own body to circumvent abnormal movement patterns as much as possible. Her experiments with herself led her to teach others in her class, Movement Lab, sponsored by the Brooklyn Parkinson Group at the Mark Morris Center, and Dance and Movement Awareness for People with Parkinson's at the Adele Smither's Parkinson Center at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Pam also works privately with patients in New York City where she lives with her husband and two sons. She has presented her ideas about managing Parkinson's at New York Hospital, Bellevue, Beth Israel, Kings County and NYU's Sunday Series at the JCC. She is a graduate of both the Allied Team Training Program and the Clinical Research Learning Institute. Recently she returned from the second World Parkinson Congress in Scotland where she conducted a movement class and led a panel on taking charge of PD. Her video, "Welcome to our World" was featured at the opening night ceremony as a co-winner of the video competition. To see the video and to learn more about her, you can visit her website at pamelaquinn.net.


Cathi Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN

Arts & Movement Weekend Co-director

Cathi Thomas Cathi is the Nurse Coordinator of the American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center at Boston University Medical Center. During the past twenty-five years Cathi has provided care to individuals with Parkinson's disease and their families. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist in neurorehabilitation, she has developed programs to assess the impact of Parkinson's disease on a patient and family and to assist them in coping with this condition.


Denyse Turpin, RN, MPH

Denyse Turpin Denyse is a Nurse Specialist in the Parkinson Disease and Movement Disorder Center at Boston University Medical Campus. She has been providing care and support to Parkinson patients and their families for more than 25 years. She has developed innovative programs designed to improve the quality of life for members of this community. She is an "At-Large" board member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.

June 28 - 30, 2013


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APDA logo This program is brought to you by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association