Support Programs

Parkinson’s WA Support Programs

Second to medication, physical activity is probably the most important thing you can do to stay well as a person living with Parkinson’s. Exercise is more than healthy — it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility, coordination and activities of daily living. There is a strong consensus amongst doctors and physical therapists that improved mobility by exercising may also improve thinking, memory and reduce the risk of falls.
The best way to see benefits is to exercise on a consistent basis. People with Parkinson’s enrolled in exercise programs with duration longer than six months have shown significant gains in functional balance and mobility as compared to programs of only a short duration.
Parkinson’s WA offers 7 Activity Programs per week over the whole year.  We hold Yoga, Singing and Dance/Movement to Music classes tailored to people with Parkinson’s, and Tai Chi, Singing and Dance to Move classes for anyone with a neurological condition and partners/carers.  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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.  Joining a Parkinson’s WA support program is a great way to get out, meet new people which in turn combats social isolation that can lead to depression.  Overall we pride ourselves on creating a friendly, supportive environment that is beneficial to everyone that joins. As always we welcome partners/carers to join the support programs so they can join the fun too!


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



Class Start Dates:
Friday, 08 February 2019
Thursday, 07 February 2019

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


Class Start Dates:
*usually includes free Morning Tea
Wednesday, 06 February 2019

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

Class Start Dates:
11am - 1pm
Tuesday, 05 February 2019
10.30am - 12.30pm
Thursday, 07 February 2019
12.30pm - 2.30pm
Friday, 08 February 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:
Monday, 04 February 2019


To find out more or to register for a Parkinson’s WA support program fill in the form below.

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