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Events and support groups

  • Ongoing classes

    Parkinson's disease/movement disorders fitness exercise classes

    Four classes designed to provide fitness opportunities for participants across the continuum of their disease. This unique exercise program emphasizes four key components:

    • cardiovascular
    • stretching
    • strengthening
    • balance

    The class schedule varies by class level; Fitness 1, Fitness 2, Fitness 3, Fitness 4. Classes follow a circuit and highlight Parkinson’s specific exercises from the PWR! fitness training model.

    Prior to starting an exercise class, every new participant will meet with a physical therapist for a free assessment to determine appropriate class. New participants please call 651-326-2150 to schedule a free fitness assessment.

    LSVT Community Exercise and Speech Program

    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.

    Clay class

    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.

    Dancing with Parkinson's

    Exercise class for people with Parkinson's disease.

    Parkinson's Dance Studio 

    Class is based on the Dance for Parkinson Disease Program of the Mark Morris Dance Group.

    Power classes for people with Parkinson's

    Classes are held twice per week at ExercisABILITIES, INC, a physical therapy and medical fitness clinic.

    Nordic Walking

    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

    On-going Tai Chi for Parkinson's and Wellness

    This series of classes takes place at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.

    Parkinson's disease support groups

    The American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Minnesota supports a number of support groups throughout the state. 

    Parkinson's disease support groups list