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American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Minnesota
To contact us,
The American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Minnesota provides:
Who we serve
The Information and Referral Center provides information to individuals who have Parkinson's disease, their families, caregivers, allied health professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about how to live well with Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination.
Parkinson's disease/movement disorders fitness exercise classes
This unique exercise program stresses components of strengthening, stretching and aerobics. Fitness I, II and III are designed to provide fitness opportunities for participants across the continuum of their disease.
The therapists supervising the program emphasize:
Prior to starting an exercise program, every participant will meet with a physical therapist for a fitness assessment. Fitness assessments are free and available Wednesday afternoons. Call 651-326-2178.
This series of classes is for people who have completed any LSVT Big and/or Loud therapy program and want to maintain their skills and have fun.
Try something new and creative in a fun, supportive and relaxed atmosphere. This class with Northern Clay Center Artist Lucy Yogerst, allows participants to work on fine motor skills and hand strength. This class is free and you may attend one or all three classes. Patients and caregiver/carepartners are welcome. For dates and information call Erin at 651-232-2166.
This dance class is for people with Parkinson's disease. Caregiver/care partner, family and friends are welcome.
Exercise class for people with Parkinson's disease.
Nordic walking makes walking a new fitness experience. Using poles while walking has all of the benefits of walking plus it engages the muscles of the upper back, shoulders, arms and torso. The swinging arm motion of walking with poles is important for the balance and coordination of people with Parkinson's. $5 participation fee. Caregiver/care partner walks for free. Call Erin for dates and more information at 651-232-2166
This series of classes takes place at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.
This exercise class takes place at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.
Parkinson's disease support groups
For questions or for help starting a group, call Joan Brandl, RN, at
The American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Minnesota supports a number of support groups throughout the state.
Minnesota board of directors
Minnesota Messenger is published every spring and fall for anyone interested in Parkinson's disease and the efforts of the American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Minnesota.
Please call 1-888-302-7762 (toll free) or 651-241-8297 (Twin Cities area), if you would like to: