Events

Parkinson's-friendly Tai Chi Chih in St. Paul

07/09/2014 - 08/27/2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am

St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department

Parkinson’s Friendly Tai Chi Chih

10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays

July 9 to August 27, 2014

$35 per person, register by July 7. Contact Mary 651-793-6515 or mary.livingston@ci.stpaul.mn.us

 

This beginning-level class is for those who are interested in learning T’ai Chi Chih, a moving meditation based on the Chinese philosophy of promoting vitality, longevity, inner peace, balance and joy. Experience more abundant health, relieve stress and heighten mind-body awareness.

Participants may perform the T’ai Chi Chih movements standing, seated or using a chair for balance. Wear comfortable clothing and flat, soft-soled shoes or heavy socks. This activity is cosponsored by HealthEast Capistrant Center and is a Parkinson’s Friendly program. Please consult your movement disorders specialist and care team before beginning any exercise program.

Willmar Pedal and Roll

08/21/2014 - 08/22/2014 All Day

Willmar Pedal and RollThe National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota (NPFM) is excited to work with Pedal and Roll for Parkinson’s for a two-day event in Willmar on August 21-22.

The event, hosted as a part of the NPFM Parkinson-Friendly Communities initiative through a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation, will take place in the community on the evening of Thursday, August 21 and morning of Friday, August 22.

Thursday evening, Pedal and Roll founder and Parkinson patient Liz Ogren will speak to the community at Club Bethesda from 6:30-8 p.m. about living with a diagnosis and the benefits of exercise.

On Friday morning, the community will have an opportunity to put Liz’s exercise ideas into motion with a Pedal and Roll event at Robbins Island. From 10 a.m.-noon participants can ride their bikes around the island, or use one of the special adaptive bikes provided by Pedal and Roll to get out and get active. Participants are encouraged to bring their own helmets, and light snacks and beverages will be provided.

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Time and days: 10 to 11 am, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Location: Capistrant Center at Bethesda Hospital B-Level Physical Therapy Gym

Cost: $5 per session. Scholarships available

Fitness 1 for Parkinson’s and Memory Loss provides unique exercise opportunities that stress important components: cardiovascular, stretching, strengthening and balance.

Be ready to be exercise, challenge your strength, balance, flexibility and have fun!

Dress in comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.

New participants call to schedule a FREE fitness assessment. Meet with a physical therapist for a 30-minute assessment, where the therapist will evaluate your walking, balance, strength and more. This assessment will help the therapist make recommendations for the program that will best meet your needs. Please call 651-326-2150 to schedule a fitness assessment.

Dancing with Parkinson's

08/21/2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am

When: Thursday mornings 10:00 -11:00

Where: JCC of St. Paul
1375 Saint Paul Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116

Cost: 1 drop in class = $5. No charge for caregiver/care partner. Scholarships available.

Registration: Registration is required. To register contact Erin at 651-232-2166. Please bring photo ID for each person to be shown at front desk.

Dancing with Parkinson’s is a fun program that optimizes the health and well being of persons living with Parkinson’s disease through the joy of dance. This class is open to persons with Parkinson’s disease or a movement disorder.

Come alone or with a caregiver/partner (no charge for caregiver/partner)!

Enjoy live music and move to feel energized.

Interactive experience for all levels of dance.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Struthers Movement Boosters

08/21/2014 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This is a comprehensive, active exercise class designed to work on increased strength, flexibility, balance and agility. It emphasizes larger movements. Participants must be able to stand unassisted and have no significant blood pressure changes. Call Struthers for more information. 952-993-5495 or 1-888-993-5495.

 

Struthers Sing and Speech Boosters

08/21/2014 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the CREATE Singers and enjoy a variety of music (both old and new!) The group is focused on maintaining speech and voice skills. Call Struthers for more information. 952-993-5495 or 1-888-993-5495.

Time and days: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Location: Capistrant Center at Bethesda Hospital B-Level Physical Therapy Gym

Cost: $5 per session. Scholarships available

Fitness 2 for Parkinson’s and Memory Loss provides unique exercise opportunities that stress important components: cardiovascular, stretching, strengthening and balance.

Be ready to be exercise, challenge your strength, balance, flexibility and have fun!

Dress in comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.

New participants call to schedule a FREE fitness assessment. Meet with a physical therapist for a 30-minute assessment, where the therapist will evaluate your walking, balance, strength and more. This assessment will help the therapist make recommendations for the program that will best meet your needs. Please call 651-326-2150 to schedule a fitness assessment

Time and days: 12:30 to 1:15 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Location: Capistrant Center at Bethesda Hospital B-Level Physical Therapy Gym

Cost: $5 per session. Scholarships available

Fitness 3 for Parkinson’s and Memory Loss provides unique exercise opportunities that stress important components: cardiovascular, stretching, strengthening and balance.

Be ready to be move, stretch and have fun!

Dress in comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.

New participants call to schedule a FREE fitness assessment. Meet with a physical therapist for a 30-minute assessment, where the therapist will evaluate your walking, balance, strength and more. This assessment will help the therapist make recommendations for the program that will best meet your needs. Please call 651-326-2150 to schedule a fitness assessment.

Struthers Tai Chi Chih Beginners

08/22/2014 9:30 am - 10:30 am

This simple, relaxing activity promotes flexibility, deep breathing, balance and stress reduction. Beginners meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the ongoing practice group meets from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. at Struthers. Participants stand during this activity. Call 952-993-5495 or 1-888-993-5495 for details.

Time and days: 10 to 11 am, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Location: Capistrant Center at Bethesda Hospital B-Level Physical Therapy Gym

Cost: $5 per session. Scholarships available

Fitness 1 for Parkinson’s and Memory Loss provides unique exercise opportunities that stress important components: cardiovascular, stretching, strengthening and balance.

Be ready to be exercise, challenge your strength, balance, flexibility and have fun!

Dress in comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.

New participants call to schedule a FREE fitness assessment. Meet with a physical therapist for a 30-minute assessment, where the therapist will evaluate your walking, balance, strength and more. This assessment will help the therapist make recommendations for the program that will best meet your needs. Please call 651-326-2150 to schedule a fitness assessment.

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