Special Events and Limited Series

Living Well with Parkinson’s goes beyond learning to manage symptoms. Our special events and limited series explore a variety of topics and experiences. Join us for everything from inspirational stories to book clubs, joy breaks, poetry performances, and much more.

Upcoming Webinars

Past Webinar Recordings
Raising Awareness and Hope in the Black and African American Parkinson’s Communities – Session 1

Thursday, January 19, 2023

In 2021, PD Movers invited a group of Black and African Amercian individuals with Parkinson’s and their care partners to develop an educational guide for Parkinson’s designed specifically for the Black and African American community. This group of “movers” includes doctors, researchers, and teachers from Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and Teachers College, Columbia University. What came from those initial gatherings is a beautiful storybook filled with narratives of African American and Black individuals and care partners who are living and thriving with Parkinson’s. 

In this first webinar of the series, the creators behind the book “The PD Movers” (an illustrated storybook highlighting several stories from the Black and African American community) discuss how the idea of the book was born, the process of collecting stories to be published in the book, the impact the book is having, and more.

Joy Break – Winter Wonderland Sketches

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

In this final Joy Break, Lorraine taught us how to make Winter Wonderlands! This craft combines all of our previous crafts: fancy lettering, using different materials, making everything “cattywampus”, mindful drawing, and more.

Joy Break – Gratitude Lettering

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

No Recording Available

Joy Break – Fancy Letters and Doodled Quotes

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

In this Joy Break, Lorraine Wilson, person with Parkinson’s and artist, educator, and Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador leads viewers through an art activity incorporating lettering and designs.

Joy Break – Mindful Drawing

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

In this monthly Joy Break, Lorraine leads a workshop on practicing mindfulness through drawing.

Conversations with Authors – Dopamine Nation with Dr. Anna Lembke: Dopamine, Addiction, and Living Well with Parkinson’s

Monday, August 29, 2022

During this discussion, we talked about how dopamine in the reward system works, the science behind addiction, and much more.

Joy Break – Envelope Book with Tags and a Signature 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

During this discussion, we talked about how dopamine in the reward system works, the science behind addiction, and much more.

Parkinson’s Poetry as Medicine Cafe

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Over a year ago, we hosted our first ever Poetry as Medicine Cafe. These poets, who are also Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassadors, shared what they learned, what they had written, and how poetry was becoming medicine to help them live well with Parkinson’s.

This year, they’ve come back and shared even more about how they’ve grown as learners, thinkers, and poets. Watch the second Poetry as Medicine Cafe to hear their latest work and get inspired to pen a few of your own.

Conversations with Authors: Winter Stars with Dave Iverson

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Dave Iverson, a writer, film producer, film director, and retired broadcast journalist tells his story of choosing to move in with his 95 year old mother to be her full-time caregiver all while having recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s himself.

Joy Break – Neurographic Art

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Neurographic Art is a meditative, creative process based in mindfulness. In this Joy Break, Lorraine leads a workshop on this practice, explaining its purpose, ways to make it your own, and how it can help you seek and spread joy.

Joy Break – Envelope Book with Tags

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

In this Joy Break, Lorraine shows you how to make an envelope book with tags.

Joy Break – Lettering and Doodling

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

In this Joy Break, Lorraine leads an activity in lettering and doodling.

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