Wellness

Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease and other Neuromuscular Disorders

Geoff Lister, RN at Lifetime Care

Tai Chi class can help to improve balance, restore energy and work to manage the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease and Neuromuscular Disease.  You may join the class at any time.

Cost: $5;  Caregivers and family are welcome at no charge.

For more information, call (585) 475-8800 or  visit https://www.lifetimecare.org/.

Boxing for PD at ROC Boxing

A non-contact boxing class that can help to improve flexibility, range of motion, gait, posture and activities of daily living with Parkinson disease. This class meets Saturday from 2-3 pm at ROC Boxing located at 524 Atlantic Ave, Rochester NY.

Rock Steady Boxing at Elite Fitness

Rock Steady Boxing gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life and even build strength, flexibility and speed through a non-contact boxing-based fitness curriculum. Non-contact boxing inspired classes can reverse, reduce and even delay the symptoms of PD.  By exercising with coaches who know the ropes, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better. 

Visit  http://rochester.rsbaffiliate.com/ for more information and see our Calendar under the Events tab.

Stretching the Limits Parkinson’s Class

A group exercise class for individuals with varying stages of Parkinson’s 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 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.

Stretching the Limits 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 Intermediate.

For more information, visit http://jccrochester.org/programs-services/by-type/health-wellness or call 461-2000 x271.

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

Connecting Voices – Choir for People with Parkinson’s Disease
Instructor: Melinda C. Kurowski, MA, MT-BC
Music Therapist – Board Certified

Connecting Voices is 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. 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 http://www.pietersfamilylifecenter.org/

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.