Parkinson's Movement Class

Parkinson’s Disease

The Parkinson’s Program at Emerson Hospital offers various specialized programs and resources to help improve someone’s quality of life when living with Parkinson’s disease. Our team of neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists have the knowledge, expertise, and resources to develop individualized treatment plans. We also offer nutrition services and social services as part of our program, and the Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind & Body holds Parkinson’s-related classes. The progression in therapy treatments promotes an active lifestyle and overall support system to our patients with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

To learn more about a particular therapy or program offering, please call 978-589-6926 or email us at

To learn more about the physical, speech and occupational therapies we offer, visit our Parkinson’s Rehabilitative Therapies page.

Home Care

Emerson Hospital Home Care provides comprehensive and individualized home health care to homebound clients. To receive home care, you must be referred by your doctor. Services offered include skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work and home health aide. We can assist the Parkinson’s client and caregiver with setting up the home safely, equipment needs, improving their mobility through strength and balance exercises, medication management, increasing independence with activities of daily living, swallowing and communication, personal care needs and community resources.

Virtual Education Sessions

Join our Parkinson's care team and community partners for monthly education sessions. These online presentations offer informational and interactive sessions that will provide education, resources, and help to improve quality of life when living with Parkinson's disease. All sessions are free to attend and are held online via Zoom.

August 6

  • Now's the Time: Make Your Own Health Care Plan with Ellen DiPaola, JD. It is more important than ever to take charge of your health care decisions and make your own health care plan. Your plan tells your family and your doctors the care you want in case of illness. In this live webinar, we’ll review a simple step-by-step process to complete a free health care proxy and personal directive (living will), using the popular Getting Started Tool Kit. You’ll also receive a handy discussion guide, “5 Things to Talk About with Your Care Providers”, to put your plan into action to stay healthy and live well! We’ll review three other care planning documents to update and add to your plan as your health needs change. Bring your questions and comments for a lively, interactive webinar!

Please register using the form below.