Emerson Hospital’s Parkinson’s Program offers popular online wellness classes free for patients and caregivers thanks to a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Certified instructors teach the lessons that include “Introduction to Speak Out! and Loud Crowd” speech therapy, internationally-acclaimed “Introduction to Dance for PD,” and “Circuit Training for People with Parkinson’s.” Sessions are comprised of a series of eight classes and are offered throughout the year. Participants are welcome to register for each session once at no cost.
The Parkinson’s Program of Emerson Hospital offers specialized programs and resources to help improve the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Emerson neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists combine their knowledge, expertise, and resources to develop individualized treatment plans. Participation in the classes promotes an active lifestyle and valuable social and community support for patients with PD and their caregivers.
“We are excited to offer these outstanding wellness classes to the community, made possible by the Parkinson’s Foundation,” said Terrie Enis, PT, MSPT, director of ambulatory service line development at Emerson Hospital. “The classes help patients stay active, connect with others who have PD, and learn tips and techniques to enhance their daily lives.”
Visit www.emersonhospital.org/parkinsonsclasses for more information and to register. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, email Emerson’s Parkinson’s Program at PDCoordinator@emersonhosp.org.