Hope Parkinson Newsletter

January - March 2022

In This Issue Boxing Pole Walking Mindfulness Meditation Valentine’s Day Social

Celebrating Victories in 2022 It hardly bears repeating the challenges brought on in 2020 and 2021 by Covid-19. While the long-term impacts of the pandemic are yet to be known, early studies have more than half of those with Parkinson’s reported worsening of symptoms. For many in our Hope Parkinson Program, staying active and engaged in one of our various programs has proven instrumental in motivating the body andmind. Our programs have also helpedmembers stay connected through technology, which has allowed many to continue taking part in virtual education, exercise, social and support group activities. While itmay take sometime to get back toour pre-Covid levels of physical activity, we believe it is possible by setting goals and using action plans. Consider startingwith increasing your distanceduring dailywalks. Commit to learning something new, introducemore fruits and vegetables into your diet or attend a group session. When choosing a goal, be realistic but also challenge yourself. Meeting YOUR goal will be a true victory.

How do you get started? 1. Writedownasinglehealthyhabit you would like to add/improve. 2. Create a plan of action for the next step. (We are happy to provide you with a blank “Action Plan” via mail or email) 3. Be action-specific. 4. Review and revise weekly, as needed. Conquering a challenge, no matter how small, can have a positive effect on Parkinson’s symptoms – truly, something worth celebrating. Here’s to small victories in 2022!

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From Our President & CEO Thank you for starting your year with Hope. 2022 brings with it a new year full of gratitude, bright beginnings, and our heartfelt commitment to Hope’s compassionate care and support for families, friends and loved ones in our programs. This season, we’ll continue to bring you programming that inspires creativity, fosters connections, and encourages support. We hope you’ll enjoy learning more about our programming created just for you. Wishing you happiness, joy and love for a wonderful New Year,

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Samira K. Beckwith Hope President and CEO

Monday, February 14, 2022 Valentine’s Day Social Come celebrate love with Hope! Join us by Zoom or Phone Zoom: 11 a.m. Join in the virtual festivities by wearing your favorite pink or red top. Please allow audio and video during participation. Phone: 3 p.m. A Valentine’s Day throwback telephone party of fun. Come as you are! RSVP to PDevents@HopeHCS.org or call 239-425-9886. Please include names of all guests attending. SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 12 Parkinson’s Foundation & Hope Parkinson Program Symposium In-Person and Virtual

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STAY ACTIVE AND CONNECTED with Zoom and In-Person Classes

To RSVP or for more details on schedules and locations, email PDevents@HopeHCS.org or call 239-425-9886.

Weekly Exercise Classes Rock Steady Boxing PD Movement Classes Bonus: Mindfulness Meditation ZOOM ACTIVITIES IN-PERSON CLASSES Weekly Exercise Classes PD Movement Classes (All locations) PD Water Aerobics (Cape Coral location only)

Monthly Support Groups (2:30 p.m.) Care Partners without PD (second Thursday) All members welcome (third Thursday) Ladies with PD (fourth Thursday)

LOCATIONS: Cape Healthy Life Center 609 SE 13th Ct., Cape Coral, FL 33990 Estero Recreation Center 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero, FL 33928 Wa-Ke Hatchee Park and Recreation Center 16760 Bass Rd., Fort Myers, FL 33908

Parkinson Boxing The class will be taught by fellow Hope Parkinson Program participant and Boxing Fitness Institute certified trainer, Richard Koziol. Pre-registration required. No cost for members with PD. February 1 - March 22, 2022

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11 a.m. Hope Cape Coral Community Room 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. E, Cape Coral, FL 33909

New Beginner Pole Walking Pilot Program Exercises using Urban Walking Poles include seated, assisted standing and optional short distance walking exercises. Benefits of class include increased balance and stability, core strength, walking endurance, posture and more. January 3-26, 2022 or February 2-28, 2022 Mondays & Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Hope Bonita Community Room 27200 Imperial Pkwy., Bonita Springs, FL 34135



Hope Hospice & Community Services, Inc. 9470 HealthPark Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908

PD 101 Class: Finding Hope for Living Well with PD February 1, 2022 at 1 p.m. (via Zoom)

If you’re newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or a related movement disorder, consider attending PD 101. Learn how to manage symptoms, slow disease progression, and optimize your quality of life. We’ll dive deeper with local and national resources as well as provide an interactive Q&A opportunity. Pre-registration required. RSVP to PDevents@HopeHCS.org or call 239-425-9886.

Manage Non-Motor Symptoms with Meditation Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11 a.m. (via Zoom) Featuring Hope Healthcare Counselor, Rebecca Morley Learn howmindfulness meditation can help reduce stress, treat heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, decrease generalized anxiety, reduce symptoms of depression and increase overall life satisfaction. Pre-registration required. RSVP to PDevents@HopeHCS.org or call 239-425-9886.

The Hope Parkinson Program is a community service provided by Hope Healthcare, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HopeParkinson.org or make a gift at Donate.HopeHCS.org/PD. Generous community support and funding from the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee help provide membership at no charge. Additional materials are available by request, including contact details for other PD organizations, printable handouts, links to YouTube videos, and other resources. Contact Program Coordinator Michelle Martin at Michelle.Martin@HopeHCS.org.

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