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

Rehabilitative Therapies

The skilled therapists at Emerson's Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies are specially-trained to help Parkinson's patients improve everyday movement and speech issues. Click here to learn more.

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 from 1-2 p.m. on the date indicated.

December 17

  • Tai Chi presented by Jane Moss. Jane, a longtime student and colleague of Dr. Wayne of the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center, will lead participants through several tai chi and qigong (energy exercise) movements in order to explore benefits of these strengthening, relaxing practices. Practice bringing mindful attention, curiosity and kindness to the whole body and learn safe ways to tune into balance and movement.

Please register using the form below. If you'd like to attend both sessions, please choose that option.