Wellness

Tai Chi

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.

 

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*.

 

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.

 

Taking the Lead – Dance for People with Parkinson’s Disease
Instructor: Shannon Seddon

Come join Shannon Seddon, dance movement therapist, at the Pieters Family Life Center for a dance group designed for people with Parkinson’s disease.  Taking the Lead provides a safe space where people with PD can come together to learn a variety of dance techniques (ballet, jazz, modern, ballroom), maintain physical integrity, learn techniques that can help in day to day life, feel good and have fun moving!  Maybe this is something new and different or maybe you have joined us before.  People of all ages and stages are invited to join this group.   No previous dance experience is necessary!  Partners are encouraged to attend too!   Bring your right and left foot or both left feet, to give your body and soul a treat!  Taking the Leadis based on the dance class model established by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group.

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: 2:15 – 3:00pm every Friday
Fee: $7/class or $60/ten-week session.

 

(Caretakers and spouses are welcome to participate for no additional charge)

 

 

 

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