Events

Struthers Club CREATE Therapeutic Day Program

09/03/2014 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

This licensed adult day program is designed to enhance wellness through exercise, creative arts, spiritual care, music therapy, socialization and other activities. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and space is limited. Call 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.

Capistrant Fitness Assessment

09/03/2014 1:00 pm

Free fitness assessments are available Wednesday afternoon and are required prior to participating in the fitness classes. You will meet with a physical therapist for a 30 minute assessment to evaluate your walking, balance, strength and more. To make an appointment call 651-326-2178.

Struthers Parkinson’s Center and the Ridgedale YMCA will host a special trainer/group exercise instructor Parkinson’s awareness training on Wednesday, September 3 starting at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to all trainers and group exercise instructors in the area, regardless of affiliation.

To attend the training, contact Steve Coley, Director of Healthy Living at the Ridgedale YMCA at 952.582.8245.

At the event, participants will achieve three objectives:
- Gain a basic understanding of Parkinson’s Disease symptoms and its impact on exercise.
- Gain an ability to demonstrate understanding of core components of an evidence-based exercise program for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.
- Gain an awareness of special exercise considerations and precautions for the person with Parkinson’s Disease.

There are 1.5 million people in the US with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Current research shows significant benefits of exercise for Parkinson’s.  Many individuals with PD are told to exercise but may need further guidance from a trained fitness professional.  Understanding of the basic disease process and exercise implications will help in getting the best training results for the person with PD.

Struthers Parkinson’s Center in Golden Valley is part of Park Nicollet Health Services and a National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Center of Excellence.  One of NPF Minnesota’s missions is to create Parkinson-Friendly communities to better address the needs of persons living with Parkinson’s disease.

Maria Walde-Douglas is a physical therapist at Struthers Parkinson’s Center specializing in the care of persons with PD.  She has been in the field of Parkinson’s for 20+ years.  She also speaks at a local and national level and is a trained yoga instructor.  She leads a Yoga for Parkinson’s class.    She is certified in LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s therapy and has gone through Parkinson Wellness Recovery (PWR) training as well.  These are evidence-based treatment models.  She is also certified in the RockSteady boxing method of training and teaches a weekly Boot Camp PD exercise class.

The purpose of this Parkinson’s Awareness training is for personal trainers and group fitness instructors to better understand Parkinson’s disease and the impact of symptoms on exercise to provide more optimal service for individuals living with the disease. This course is sponsored by an outreach grant provided to Struthers Parkinson’s Center by National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota.

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

09/04/2014 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

09/04/2014 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

09/04/2014 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

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