Many of you have asked for it and Tai Chi is now available for PSGUNY (NPFGR) through Lifetime Care, 3111 Winton Road South, Rochester 14623. Run by Geoff Lister, RN, this class can help to improve balance, restore energy and help you manage the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular disorders. Classes are designed for individuals with PD but caregivers and family are welcome.
For more information on classes or programs, call (585) 475-8800.
Run by Geoff Lister, RN, this class can help to improve balance, restore energy and help you manage the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s and other neuromuscular disorders. Classes are designed for individuals with PD but caregivers and family are welcome.
Boxing for PD
Come join us for Boxing for PD at ROC Boxing. This class is a non-contact boxing class that can help with but not limitied to; improving flexibility, range of motion, gait, posture, and activities of daily living with Parkinson disease. This class will meet every Saturday from 2-3 pm, starting this Saturday January 16th at ROC Boxing. ROC Boxing is located at 524 Atlantic Ave, Rochester NY.
Stretching the Limits
A group exercise class for individuals with varying stages of Parkinsons disease.
- Improve flexibility of the lower back and hip flexors, posture, balance
- Increase body awareness
- Build strength and flexibility to get up from a chair or the floor. Functional exercises are included
- Exercise modifications to meet individual needs
- Focus on what you can do in a positive setting
An evaluation of participant must be completed to be placed into one of the following classes:
Stretching the Limits I
For progressed participants who have limited ability to walk or get up from the chair, some functional exercises included– all exercises however can be performed in the chair.
Tuesday and Friday, 11:00-12:00pm
Stretching the Limits II (Intermediate)
For those who are mobile and can move around with limited assistance, classes will include functional exercises such as getting up and down from the chair at the hand rail and gait training.
Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:00pm
Stretching the Limits II (Advanced)
For those who are mobile and can move around without assistance, classes will include functional exercises such as getting up and down from the floor and gait training. This class incorporates quicker movements and faster paced exercises similar to those in Stretching the Limits II (Intermediate)
Monday and Wednesday, 11:50-12:50pm
8 weeks and/or 16 classes; Fee: $100; subsidies available. To register, visit www.jccrochester.org or contact Becky Devlin at 461-2000 x271.
*For your safety, all paperwork and evaluation assessments must be submitted before the first day of class*.
Exercise at Lifetime Care
A group exercise class for individuals with varying stages of Parkinson’s disease. The exercise classes are designed to improve flexibility and build strength, meet individual needs through exercise modification and focus on what you can do in a positive setting.
When: Monday and Wednesday
Where: Lifetime Care- 3111 Winton Road (585-214-1000)
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Fee: $5/class, no charge for caregivers
Parkinson’s Fitness at World Gym Greece, with instructor Tina Westhoff-Cali
When: Every Friday, September 9th – December 23rd
Where: 271 Greece Ridge Center Dr, Rochester, NY 14626. Right next to the movie theater in Greece Ridge Mall.
Fee: $5.00 per person, Members free
This fun and exciting class starts with a set of seated warm-up exercises lead to some movement across the floor and end with a gentle cooling down period. During the class we will dance through the years to some classic songs and back again. Each move will be adapted to have participants up and moving and/or enjoying the rhythm and music from a seated position. Class members will also have fun with movement games and working their imaginations to create their own movement sequences. Participants are welcome to attend alone or share in the fun with a partner/caregiver.
Connecting Voices – Choir for People with Parkinson’s Disease
Instructor: Melinda C. Kurowski, MA, MT-BC
Music Therapist – Board Certified
Join us on Friday afternoons for Connecting Voices, an ongoing therapy-based choir experience for anyone who is experiencing deficits related to breath support, vocal articulation and intensity, fluency, facial expression, and swallowing. Board-certified music therapist, Melinda C. Kurowski, uses music facilitated vocal exercises as the primary means of working on the above mentioned goals. In addition to this, the group is specifically designed to provide additional opportunities for strengthening social connections and improving overall wellness in a supportive environment. No previous music experience necessary!
To register, call (585) 487-3500 or visit us at Pieters Family Life Center
Please check online or call ahead for class updates and cancellations.
Location: Pieters Family Life Center, 1025 Commons Way, Rochester, NY 14623
Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm every Friday
Fee: $7/class or $60/ten-week session.