Dance Through PD Class – Every Tues at 1:30 starting June 6, 2017

Dance Through Parkinson’s View printable flyer Dance Through Parkinson  “The classes help me feel physically better, which helps my mood. It helps with my balance and gait issues. I have met many new friends with PD at varying levels of PD. It helps me be hopeful. The classes are a good challenge, but generally within my PD capabilities.” –Parkinson’s dance participant CLASSES START TUESDAY, […]

Dance Through PD Class – Every Tues at 1:00 starting June 6, 2017

April 29, 2017 – Fox Trot for Parkinson’s Research – Glens Falls

5K/10K/Run/Walk/Kids Fun Run Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 9:00AM Betar Byway (First Street), South Glens Falls, NY 5K and 10K Race start together at 9:00am and Kids race (1 mile) will be at 8:30am Long Sleeve Tech Shirts, Finisher Medals and Swag Bags for 5K and 10K participants 5K race $25 and 10K race $30 Day of Race Registration will increase by […]

Knocking out Parkinson’s one punch at a time

Video of local boxing class ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As many as 1 million people live with Parkinson’s disease in America. Now, a new exercise program is energizing patients diagnosed with the movement disorder and renewing hope among patients.

Parkinson’s Patients Could Dance Their Way to Better Health

A recent article in the Harvard Gazette suggests dance as a potential treatment for neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). Imaging studies have identified several brain regions involved in the complex, rhythmical, and coordinated movements that constitute dance. The motor cortex is — as with other kinds of voluntary movement — involved in planning, controlling, and executing dance moves. Read more

Art Therapy and Parkinson’s Disease

Find Pleasure: Art making should be enjoyable. There is no such thing as a “wrong” mark. Every expression is valid. Experience Control: Art making is an activity in which the artist can experience choice (through color, medium, line, etc.) and control over one’s environment. Value Individuality: Free creation can encourage spontaneity which can, in turn, improve confidence. Express Oneself: An experience of […]

Exercise Classes

P4P-Pedaling for Parkinson’s –Saratoga YMCA no charge – Monday & Friday – phone (518) 583-9622 P4P-Duanesburg/Delanson YMCA – Monday’s and Thursday’s (518) 895-9500 member’s free, non-members $6.00. P4P-Southern Saratoga (Clifton Park YMCA) – Monday, Wednesday, Friday- members free, non-members $5.00 – phone (518) 371-2139 P4P-Glenville YMCA –  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday– Members free, non-members $5.00—phone (518) 399-8118 P4P-Troy YMCA – Monday, Wednesday, Friday […]

7 Ways to Move More During the Day with Parkinson’s Disease

According to a new study from The University of Michigan, increasing everyday physical activity, or puttering, may be enough to help improve Parkinson’s motor symptoms. Puttering may even make a bigger impact than vigorous exercise. Read more

Exercise Can Be a Boon to People With Parkinson’s Disease – NY Times

“The earlier people begin exercising after a Parkinson’s diagnosis, and the higher the intensity of exercise they achieve, the better they are,” Marilyn Moffat, a physical therapist on the faculty of New York University, said. “Many different activities have been shown to be beneficial, including cycling, boxing, dancing and walking forward and backward on a treadmill. If someone doesn’t like one activity, […]

Rock Steady boxing in central NY

ROCK STEADY BOXING CNY A fitness program for persons with Parkinson’s Disease. FIGHTING BACK AGAINST PARKINSON’S DISEASE OPEN HOUSE Saturday January 28th 10 am-1 pm 209 Oswego St #12 (Ponderosa Plaza) Liverpool (315) 622-2332

April 19, 2017: Community Dance Through PD Class

A Free Movement Class for persons with Parkinson’s and their families, friends and care partners Wednesday, April 19 1:00 to 2:30 pm The Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center at The Crossings in Colonie 30 Aviation Road Albany, NY 12205 Class is offered free of charge and is led by founding teacher John Heginbotham and teaching artists from Dance Heginbotham. For more […]

Chair Yoga at St. Sophia’s Tuesday

For seniors with mobility issues, there is a “Chair Yoga” class sponsored by NNORC which meets on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The instructors for all three classes are trained and dedicated professionals.   Monday morning Tai Chi class sponsored by Albany Senior Services which meets at 9:30 a.m. At St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church 440 Whitehall Road Albany, New York 12208 Tel: (518) […]

Tai Chi class at St. Sophia’s Monday

Monday morning Tai Chi class sponsored by Albany Senior Services which meets at 9:30 a.m. At St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church 440 Whitehall Road Albany, New York 12208 Tel: (518) 489-4442 (Note: There are no membership fees for this group.) For health and fitness, there are programs that are free. A Monday morning Tai Chi class sponsored by Albany Senior Services which meets at […]

Exercise and Community Events

Weekly: Friday 10:00 AM: Schott’s Boxing  –  21 Vatrano Rd, Albany, NY 12205  (518) 641-9064. This boxing PD activity is in presented in partnership with Hope Soars/Mark Burek (518) 428-0056. Weekly: P4P – Pedaling for Parkinson’s M/W/F @ Bethlehem Y, Delaware Ave. 12 Noon. Call your local YMCA’s for dates & time (perhaps cost) in your area. PWR – PD Wellness Recovery – […]

The benefits of Tai Chi

It isn’t every day that an effective new treatment for some Parkinson’s disease symptoms comes along. Especially one that is safe, causes no adverse side effects, and may also benefit the rest of the body and the mind. That’s why I read with excitement and interest a report in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that tai chi may improve balance […]

Exercises for People with Parkinsons

Printable from Parkinsons Canada Advice from Parkinson’s Foundation Videos   patients-guide /exercise and physical therapy Exercise and Parkinson’s Disease – MJ Fox Foundation  

LSVT Loud and LSVT Big – voice and movement treatments

Recent advances in neuroscience have suggested that exercise-based behavioral treatments may improve function and possibly slow progression of motor symptoms in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD). The LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) Programs for individuals with PD have been developed and researched over the past 20 years beginning with a focus on the speech motor system (LSVT LOUD) and more recently have been […]