Parkinson’s Friendly T’ai Chi Chih

Parkinson's Friendly T'ai Chi Chih

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

Time and Days: Wednesdays from September 24-November 5, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Location: Phalen Rec Center, 1000 Wheelock Parkway, St. Paul

Cost: $40/person

This beginning-level class is for those who are interested in learning T’ai Chi Chih, a relaxing 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 co-sponsored by HealthEast Capistrant Center and is a Parkinson’s Friendly program.

For more information or to register, contact Belinda at 651.793.6511 or e-mail belinda.bergstrom@ci.stpaul.mn.us.

Capistrant Fitness 1 for Parkinson’s and Memory Loss

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.

Capistrant Fitness 2 for Parkinson’s and Memory Loss

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

Capistrant Fitness 3 for Parkinson’s and Memory Loss

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

Capistrant Fitness Assessment

10/22/2014 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.

University of Minnesota Parkinson’s Exercise and Support Group

The group begins at 1 p.m. with an exercise class in the gym. Be sure to dress comfortably for exercising and check in at the 2nd floor chapel. Participants will break from 1:45 to 2 p.m. and then participate in a support group from 2 to 3 p.m. Bring questions for discussion with support group members and rehabilitation staff who specialize in Parkinson’s treatment. Guest speakers on various topics are scheduled throughout the year. Snacks and coffee are provided and fa mily members and care providers are welcome. A $5 donation per participant is suggested. Register each month at 612-672-7272. Valet parking at a reduced rate is available in the Gold parking garage underneath the 2512 S. Seventh St. building until 6 p.m. The Blue parking lot is available across the street from the 2512 S. Seventh St. building. Metered parking is also available on the street.

 

Capistrant Fitness 1 for Parkinson’s and Memory Loss

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.

Struthers Movement Boosters

Struthers Movement Boosters

10/23/2014 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.

 

Dancing with Parkinson’s

Dancing with Parkinson's

10/23/2014 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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