Hope Parkinson Newsletter

Stay Active All participants exercise at their own risk. Always consult your physician before starting any new exercise program. Printable Handouts On request, we can mail or email copies of our handouts. We have illustrations of PD exercises in both seated and standing positions that you can complete at your own pace. We also have information on safety, staying motivated for home exercise, and the latest research on the related health benefits. YouTube Videos If you prefer to follow along with an exercise video at a time of your choosing, you’ll find helpful options on YouTube. Search for terms like “Parkinson’s Exercise.” We recommend Rock Steady Boxing, Parkinson’s Dance, Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance, and Power for Parkinson’s Move & Shout. Ask us for the direct links to specific YouTube videos if you don’t want to search. Live Zoom Classes For those who enjoy the feedback and social experience of a class setting, register for our live classes. Held weekly, these fun, interactive options allow you to reconnect with your friends while you work out!

New! Laughter Yoga Classes Fridays at 11 am

”When you laugh, you change.” Led by certified instructor Tracy Roth, these classes are truly a form of exercise. Improve your physical, mental, and emotional health - mind, body, and soul! Sessions include a mix of movement, vocalization, deep breathing, and laughter exercises targeting the whole body. You may be able to stimulate your immune system, invigorate your brain, and reduce stress hormones.

Live Tai Chi Classes Mondays at 3 pm Wednesdays at 2:30 pm Many of our participants choose to remain seated for this low- impact class. Tai Chi combines breathing with slow gentle movements – and may lower your fall risk by as much as 40%. Quiet and calm your mind while improving your balance.

Live PD Exercise Tuesdays at 11:30 am Thursdays at 11 am

Movement is the key to life for people with PD. Maintain or regain mobility and increase your strength with regular, ongoing activity. Exercise also helps with non-motor symptoms like mood changes. No experience is needed to participate.

Hope Parkinson Program Newsletter • July - August - September 2020

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