Join the Fun!
ARTS & MOVEMENT WEEKEND
June 28-30, 2013
Start the summer with a weekend of hands-on workshops in
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.
The weekend schedule includes morning and afternoon workshops and events
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
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.
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
Cathi Thomas, MS, RN, CNRN
Arts & Movement Weekend Co-director
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 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.
CCopyright 2010, 2011, Renee Le Verrier
PPhotos by: Andrew Edgar, Rose Lee, Tami Rork, Jim Vaiknoras