Torrington Parkinsons Support Group

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Thursday02 April 2020

Who We Help

Why choose us?Those who have Parkinsons disease, their caregivers, family, friends, and other interested parties

How We Help

How It Work?By providing education, resources and support for our Parkinsons community

What We Do

AdvantagesWe fill a local need for new information on and solutions related to Parkinson's disease.

What We Are

Best SupportWe provide non-biased, non-partisan support and education for those effected by Parkinsons disease.

Torrington Area Parkinsons Support Group

The Torrington Area Parkinsons Support Group recently organized to fill a local need for new information on and solutions related to Parkinson's disease. Our meetings are held every fourth Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM at the Sullivan Senior Center located in Torrington. (check our calendar

Meetings include speakers from health care professions and local support services organizations, as well as separate group sessions for both the caregiver and caretaker.

Our Northwestern Connecticut area parkinsons support group meetings are open to those who have Parkinsons disease, their caregivers, their family and friends, and other interested parties.

 For more information contact Sue Pelchat at 860-201-7913 or Ann Quattrocchi at 860-309-6336 or Carol Pathe at 860-482-4610

Why We Walk for Parkinson's Research

The Walk in the Woods for Parkinson's raises funds to support Parkinson's research, to increase awareness of PD, which affects 6.3 million people around the world, and to provide support for local people who struggle daily with Parkinson's disease. 1 in 100 people over the age of 60 will be affected by Parkinson's disease. We hope to educate the public about PD and help those affected by it. Through our first seven walks, we have raised approximately $130,000 to help area citizens with PD and to donate to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. We hope to increase our contributions for research and expand our support of TAPSG members and families affected by Parkinson's disease. 
TAPSG's ninth Walk in the Woods will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, CT from noon to 3:00PM.
TAPSG is a 501C3 non-profit organization.  If you would like to donate, make checks out to TAPSG and mail to:
185 East Elm Street Box 521
Torrington, CT 06790

3 Important Clinical Trials!
Contact Sheila Thurlow, MSN, RN, CCRP at 860-302-1698. Sheila is coordinating (locally) these 3 important clinical trials and can provide more information.
Remember: fully enrolled clinical trials are critical to PD research. Your participation is critical!

Championing Parkinson’s Research!

Thank you for your dedication to Fox Insight. With over 20,000 participants, you are part of the largest Parkinson’s disease (PD) research study in the world! Every time you log in to Fox Insight and fill out surveys, you are providing doctors, researchers, and drug developers with information to better understand Parkinson’s from the true PD experts—patients and their families. Read the first issues of the Click to read the newsletter. We will circulate two issues each year to keep you informed about study findings, updates, and new opportunities for participation. 

Did You Know?

  • Every 9 minutes an individual is diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease
  • 1 in 10 people will have Parkinson's
  • There is no “definitive test” that can confirm Parkinson's disease, except after death
  • Parkinson's is not just your "grandparent's" disease or for "old" people
  • Currently there is "no cure" for Parkinson's
  • Medication can substitute for the missing dopamine, but it is only a temporary solution
  • There are 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's Disease a year
  • The total cost to the nation is estimated to exceed $6 Billion annually
  • Without more federal funding for research to find a cure for Parkinson's, the numbers of Parkinson patients will only increase each year


Torrington Connecticut Area Parkinsons Support Group is sponsored by the Sullivan Senior Center, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and the Connecticut American Parkinsons Disease Association.

Greater Torrington Area Parkinsons Support GroupThe Mission of the Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group is to maximize strength, minimize disability and achieve and maintain full potential of people with Parkinson’s and their caretakers.