Parkinson's Programs

 

PWR!Moves

PWR!Moves® is an exercise class for those with Parkinson’s disease. It is designed around four basic elements of exercise, targeted to help counteract bradykinesia, rigidity, and incoordination. The foundational elements of PWR!Moves® are: PWR! UP antigravity extension, PWR! ROCK weight shifting, PWR! TWIST axial mobility, and PWR! STEP transitional movement training. Some of the Parkinson’s symptoms that exercise can positively affect include mood and self-confidence, bone health, sleep, digestion and constipation, fatigue, gait and balance, functional mobility.
 
All PWR!Moves® classes take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1-2pm.
 
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Singercise

WHAT: Singercise is a therapeutic singing program for people with Parkinson’s disease and their carepartners offered by the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA free of charge thanks to a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. The program aims to work out all of those little muscles involved in speaking and singing that we don’t usually think about, while providing a source of social support in a fun and engaging setting. 
 
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: “A friend visited recently, and she commented on how much better I was speaking and sounding than I had been the last time she had seen me. Then I told her about my participation in the program and its objective.” 
“The biggest improvement is with the volume and projection of the voice.”
“My voice is stronger and louder.” 
 
WHEN: Class meets in-person Mondays from 2:00-3:00 pm and virtually via Zoom Wednesdays from 1-2 pm. (Please note in-person classes are temporarily suspended.)   
 
REGISTER: Registration is required and class slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Register in person or online below. Singercise is open to participants of any physical ability or fitness level. Musical experience and singing ability are not required.