Emerson Hospital

Parkinson's Support Group

​​If you or a loved one has Parkinson’s disease, it’s important to know that you have convenient, local access to specialized support resources here at Emerson Hospital.

These resources include a Parkinson’s support group, classes at the Emerson Wellness Center for Mind and Body, and therapies at our Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies.

Here’s a closer look:
 

Parkinson’s Support Group

When: First Monday of the month, 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Great Room at Newbury Court, 80 Deaconess Rd, Concord, MA

The Parkinson’s support group provides information and emotional support for Parkinson’s patients, their caregivers and family members. Meetings focus on learning more about the disease, its manifestations, emotional aspects and how to deal with symptoms. Each meeting includes an exercise period followed by informal discussions and exchanges of information and experiences, or presentations by guest speakers.

Please contact Jared Rardin at 978-369-0419 for further information.
 

Classes at the Emerson Wellness Center

The Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body offers several classes for people with Parkinson’s. Classes vary in topic and duration, with fitness and movement being popular subjects.

Visit EmersonWellness.org to find an upcoming class that’s right for you.
 

LSVT BIG and LOUD Parkinson’s Program

The LSVT BIG and LOUD program at Emerson’s Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies is an exciting research-based exercise approach that’s proven effective in treating people with Parkinson’s disease and other similar movement disorders.

LSVT stands for “Lee Silverman Voice Treatment,” and it was developed in the 1980s with funding from the family of a Parkinson’s patient (Lee Silverman) to improve her ability to communicate. It proved so effective in treating people with Parkinson’s disease that today it’s a key offering at hundreds of hospitals around the nation—including here at Emerson Hospital. Plus, it now includes a component to help with the movement disorder aspects of Parkinson’s disease.

Learn more about the LSVT BIG and LOUD program.