Free Parkinson’s disease lecture by local neurologist

In honor of April being National Parkinson’s disease Awareness Month, The Watermark at 3030 Park is hosting a free Parkinson’s lecture by Dr. Srinath Kadimi, a local neurologist from St. Vincent’s Medical Center and member of the Associated Neurologists of Southern Connecticut on Tuesday, April 26, at noon, at the continuing care retirement community, located at 3030 Park Avenue on the Bridgeport-Fairfield town line.

Dr. Kadimi will give participants an introduction to the disease, which is a chronic and progressive movement disorder. He will also give a description of various syndromes associated with the disease, symptom management options like medical marijuana, and new treatments to help improve quality of life for patients.

Dr. Kadimi received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Guntur Medical College in Guntur, India. His medical internship was completed at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport; he completed both his residency in neurology and fellowship in vascular and critical care neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

In addition to this month’s Parkinson’s lecture, The Watermark at 3030 Park is also hosting their Parkinson’s Support Group, a monthly meeting for people living with or caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease. This month’s support group will meet on Thursday, April 28 at 2:00.

The Watermark also offers bi-weekly Parkinson’s Fitness Classes designed to help people living with Parkinson’s engage their muscles and increase mobility. Fitness classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 inside The Watermark’s Fitness Center. Due to a limited number of spaces for the fitness class, reservations and a small participation fee are required.

The support group, fitness class, and Dr. Kadimi’s lecture are all open to the public, but require a reservation. To RSVP, contact Cindy McGuire at203-373-6108.

For more information on The Watermark at 3030 Park and the programs and activities offered to residents and guests, please visit their website and Facebook pages.