Hope Parkinson Newsletter

July – September 2022

In This Issue Pain & PD Discussion

Summer Socials Understanding Parkinson’s PD 101

NEW Beginner Pole Walking Pilot Program JOIN US for an indoor Parkinson’s Pole Walking Pilot Program. Exercise using Urban Poling walking poles include seated, assisted standing and optional short distance walking exercises. Parkinson’s studies identify poling, with the proper training, as a healthy mode of physical activity suited for improving quality of life. Walking poles offer proven beneficial effects on general key health parameters, including increased balance, stability and core strength, improved posture and more.

UPCOMING SUMMER WORKSHOPS: Hope Cape Coral Community Room August 2-25 • Tuesdays & Thursdays | 1 p.m. Hope Bonita Community Room September 5-28 • Mondays & Wednesdays | 11 a.m. No Cost for Hope Parkinson Program members diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Loaner poles provided. Please consult with physician before beginning any new exercise program. REGISTER NOW! Class size is limited to 10. Please commit to attend all 8 sessions. RSVP to PDevents@HopeHCS.org or call 239.425.9886.

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From Our President & CEO Summer days serve as a glorious reminder of the possibilities and beauty each new day brings and are a pure reflection of our work. They are filled with sunshine and warmth, vibrancy, and most importantly – HOPE. And though there may be a few showers along the way, rainbows emerge to light the way. Our compassionate team of staff and volunteers ensure those in our care and their loved ones can live each day to the fullest, wherever their path takes them. We look forward to continuing to serve our community. Warmest regards,

RSVP Email Send a Message PDevents@HopeHCS.org

Samira K. Beckwith Hope President and CEO

SUMMER SOCIAL MOVIE STAR CELEBRATION We are rolling out the red carpet to celebrate a return to face-to-face gatherings. Two, in-person locations available! Hope Cape Coral Community Room July 19 • 2-3 p.m. Hope Bonita Community Room July 26 • 2-3 p.m. RSVP to PDevents@HopeHCS.org or call 239.425.9886 no cost to attend; light refreshments served.

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To RSVP or for more details on schedules and locations, email PDevents@HopeHCS.org or call 239.425.9886 STAY ACTIVE AND CONNECTED with In-Person and Zoom Classes

IN-PERSON CLASSES Weekly Exercise Schedule Summer break for all activities: JULY 4-8 HOPE BONITA SPRINGS Mondays & Fridays at 11 a.m. Alternate for Estero location during June-July only WA-KE HATCHEE PARK AND RECREATION CENTER Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11 a.m. CAPE HEALTHY LIFE CENTER Mondays & Wednesdays - Land Classes at 1 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays - Water Aerobics at 1 p.m.

ZOOM CLASSES Current schedule available upon request. WEEKLY EXERCISE SCHEDULE  Rock Steady Boxing  PD Movement Classes  Seated Yoga  Bonus: Mindfulness Meditation MONTHLY ENRICHMENT GROUPS  Ladies with PD  Men’s Monday Morning Quarterback Club  Care Partners without PD

SPOTLIGHT ACTIVITY: Water Aerobics Water aerobics is highly recommended for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. The heat of the water helps sooth and relax the muscles, lessening tremors, reducing rigidity and pain, and giving a feeling of freedom that’s not available on land. People living with Parkinson’s can stand tall in water with increased back extension, improving their posture. Water offers buoyancy, which allows for practice of bigger movements and improved range of motion. The water allows participants to challenge balance and coordination, in a safe environment.

COVID-19 Precautions for In-Person Activities LIMITED CLASS SIZE • Class sizes are limited to allow for safe distancing. • Pre-registration is required, and walk-ins are not permitted. MASKING • Regardless of immunization status, masks are required upon entry to all facilities. • Once seated in classroom and socially distanced you may remove mask at your discretion.

NOTE: Consult your physician or other healthcare professional before starting a fitness program to determine if it is the right fit. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or healthcare provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising, please stop immediately.



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

LOCATIONS: Estero Recreation Center

Hope Cape Coral Community Room 2430 Diplomat Pkwy. E. • Cape Coral, FL 33909 Hope Bonita Springs 27200 Imperial Pkwy. • Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Hope HealthPark 9470 Healthpark Cir. • Fort Myers, FL 33908

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

PAIN & FATIGUE IN PARKINSON’S August 26 at 11 a.m. • (Via Zoom) Join us for a new virtual learning opportunity where participants will view a previously recorded lecture by Dr. Christopher Hess, UF “Movement Disorder Specialist.” Dr. Hess will then join our private LIVE/ZOOM discussion group meeting. This will allow him to give topic updates and answer questions in real time. Pre-registration required by August 19. RSVP to PDevents@HopeHCS.org or call 239.425.9886. PD 101 CLASS: Finding Hope for Living Well with PD August 12 at 10:30 a.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.

Hope Parkinson program is a navigational and educational outreach program supporting those with Parkinson’s living in Lee County, FL. It does not provide, nor is it a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it due to information shared by this program.

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