Parkinson's Programs

 

Parkinson's Exercise Class

A functional exercise program for people living with Parkinson’s disease designed to help mitigate symptoms and rebuild functionality.
 
Join Personal Trainer Olivia Conklin for a strength training program for persons living with Parkinson’s disease.
 
Participants can expect:
 
Exercises to help strengthen muscles to improve your daily life such as sitting, standing and balance
Activities to address hand-eye coordination and cognitive abilities
Exercise has shown to positively affect:
 
Mood and self-confidence
Bone health, sleep, digestion, fatigue, gait and functional mobility
All classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2pm and are led by Certified Personal Trainer Olivia Conklin.
 
Rates can be adjusted for those joining part way through the month. For additional information or assistance registering for class, please email Olivia Conklin.
 
Register for Parkinson's Exercise Class here
 

Singercise Class for Parkinson's

Singercise is a free class offered for people battling Parkinson’s disease along with their caregivers. This program is offered through the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA thanks to a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Singercise aims to improve vocal intensity, speech intelligibility, respiration and swallowing. It can also provide stress reduction as well as reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Class meets virtually every Monday from 2-3 pm, and in person from 3-4 pm, August 8 – December 19 (no class on Labor Day, September 5).

Class is led by board-certified music therapist Alysha Suley, MM, MT-BC, a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the International Association for Music & Medicine.

Registration is required and class slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Interested participants may register online. Singercise is open to participants of any physical ability or fitness level. Musical experience and singing ability are not required. Classes are ongoing with new sessions beginning all the time so it’s best to email to get the latest info. For more information, please email Alysha Suley.  

 
In Person Mondays, 3-4 pm, 8/15-12/19/22 (no class 9/5)
Virtual Mondays, 2-3 pm, 8/8-12/19/22 (no class 9/5)