Support Programs

Parkinson’s WA Support Programs

Parkinson’s WA runs four support programs. These carefully selected activity programs have been chosen and developed as they are known to deliver real benefits to people diagnosed with Parkinson’s through professional research and also from feedback from participants.  Each of the classes is taught by professionally trained teachers, who have adapted the programs to provide maximum benefits for people living with Parkinson’s. All classes include seated and standing exercises, and are adapted to accommodate all levels of ability and mobility. For many the social aspect of a Parkinson’s WA support program is just as important as the exercise itself – watch the video above to find out why.  Coming along to a Parkinson’s WA support program is a great way to get out and meet new people which in turn combats social isolation and the potential for depression.  We pride ourselves on creating a friendly, supportive environment that is beneficial for everyone. As always we welcome partners/carers to join the support programs so they can join in the fun too!

Dance

Dancing helps with coordination and balance, plus it is fun and social.  The Dance Support Programs run on a weekly basis and includes refreshments before and afterwards.

Class Start Dates:
Maylands
11.00am-12.00noon
Friday, 26 July 2019
Mandurah
10.30am-11.30am
Thursday, 25 July 2019
Yoga

Yoga reduces muscle rigidity in people with Parkinson’s and increases strength, balance and flexibility. The Yoga Support Program runs on a weekly basis during school term times and includes morning tea.

Class Start Dates:
Karawara
10am-12.00noon
*usually includes free Morning Tea
Wednesday, 24 July 2019
Singing

Singing out loud exercises the lungs and abdominal muscles as it is a natural mood regulator. The Singing Support Programs run on a weekly basis during school term times and includes a free morning tea.

Class Start Dates:
Manning
10am - 12 noon
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Mirrrabooka
10.30am - 12.30pm
Thursday, 25 July 2019
Bunbury
12.30pm - 2.30pm
Friday, 26 July 2019
Tai Chi

The Tai Chi Support Program run on a weekly basis and includes a free morning tea afterwards.
This program is open to everyone with a Neurological condition (including Parkinson’s) and their partners/carers.

 

Class Start Dates:
Leederville
10.30am-12.00noon
Monday, 22 July 2019

Register

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