Please join St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Department of Neurology and 110 Fitness for this informative, FREE event. Registration is required and seating is limited so please register today to reserve your space!
Date: Friday, March 20, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (complimentary breakfast will be provided) Place: Florian Hall, 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
Registration: Please register by March 13th at
or by calling Keith J. Ciccone, BS, LPN at (617) 789-3320
DORCHESTER, MA…February 12, 2020
On Friday, March 20th from 8am-1pm at Florian Hall in Dorchester 110 Fitness in partnership with St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Department of Neurology will host the 2nd Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium for Veterans, First Responders, and Caregivers. This event is free and open to the public – all are welcome!
The 2nd Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium for Veterans, First Responders, and Caregivers will focus on the connection between Parkinson’s Disease, military service, first responders, and the frequency in which we see veterans and first responders diagnosed with PD. Attendees will be provided with an abundance of information as well as resources available to help them live their best lives with Parkinson’s Disease.
The symposium will feature presentations by prominent members in the Parkinson’s healthcare community as well as noteworthy members of the military. Attendees will hear from: Okeanis Vaou, MD, Movement Disorder Specialist, Director, Movement Disorders and DBS, Steward Medical Group/St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center; Brett Miller, Physical Therapist, Owner, 110 Fitness, Retired US Army Combat Medic; Secretary Francisco Urena, Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Veteran, United States Marine Corps; Anna DePold Hohler, MD, FAAN, Movement Disorder Specialist, Chair, Steward Medical Group, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Former Major, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA; Irene Piryatinsky, Ph.D. Clinical Neuropsychologist, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Affiliated Neuropsychological Assessment Clinic, Chip Maury. Director of Liaisons
Attendees will enjoy a singing of the national anthem as well as a presentation of the colors by a color guard. A complimentary breakfast will be provided and participants will have a chance to visit vendor tables to learn about important resources available to them.
The 2nd Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium for Veterans, First Responders, and Caregivers is currently sponsored by Strongbridge Biopharma and Medtronic.
Brett Miller, owner of 110 Fitness, physical therapist, and retired US Army combat medic understands the importance of hosting a symposium specifically addressing the needs of veterans and first responders with Parkinson’s Disease. “We have seen the research and data that shows these populations are at an increased risk of Parkinson’s Disease. We also see it every day at 110 Fitness as many of our members with Parkinson’s are veterans or worked as first responders for many years. We work closely with the Neurology department at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center to ensure veterans, first responders, and their caregivers are equipped with the knowledge and tools to fight back against Parkinson’s Disease.”
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The 2nd Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium for Veterans, First Responders, and Caregivers is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by visiting semc-parkinsonsevent.eventbrite.com or by calling Keith J. Ciccone, BS, LPN, Nurse Specialist, Department of Neurology, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center at 617 789 3320.
About 110 Fitness
110 Fitness is an inclusive fitness and wellness center for all people. Easily accessible, located on Weymouth Street in Rockland off exit 14, 110 Fitness offers wellness programs for people with Parkinson’s Disease, boxing and cardio fitness programs for adults and children, adaptive boxing programs for children with disabilities, as well as yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, massage, art programs, and craft workshops, all for adults and children, including personal training and conditioning.
110 Fitness is the first of its kind inclusive wellness center for individuals afflicted with disease and/or a developmental or physical disability. The mission of 110 Fitness is to leave no person behind so that they may reach their full potential physically, mentally, and spiritually by inspiring them to give their 110% effort in order to find the greatest balance in their lives. By combining physical exercise with ancillary mindful and wellness programs our members are provided with all the supports necessary to “Be 110”.