Parkinson’s Wellness Initiative
MedStar Georgetown Movement Disorders Clinic & The Bender JCC of Greater Washington are registering Parkinson’s disease patients for the following 2018 winter classes.
Class Cost: $55 || Class Duration: 7 weeks
|Register for Tuesday Chair Strength
|Support Group for Caregivers (FREE) | Tuesdays
|Register for Wednesday Hybrid Fitness Here
|Register for Thursday Yoga Here
|Register for Friday Punch for Parkinson’s Here
**NEW PARTICIPANTS can contact Rachel Ossman by email at email@example.com or 301-348-3710 for more information and to get the intake process started.**
Chair Based Strength: builds strength while seated in a chair
Yoga: Participants engage in meditation, breathing exercises and stretches designed to stretch and strengthen muscles. Every class begins with a meditative exercise, followed by a head-to-toe warm up. We continue with seated and standing stretches and strengthening exercises. Class concludes with a seated meditation or breathing exercise.
Hybrid Fitness: Come join in for a mix of strength, yoga, Pilates and balance work geared to help you improve your movement quality and overall performance in everyday activities. The goal of this class is to improve ﬂexibility while enhancing your state of mind.
Punch for Parkinson’s: This is a boxing and strength class designed to meet the changing needs of Parkinson’s patients. You will learn how to use defense tactics and martial arts moves as a way to strengthen your body and improve balance and coordination. Punch your way to ﬁtness and fun!
Info for Current Participants
CURRENT PARTICIPANTS can register online by clicking on the registration buttons or in person by visiting the Bender JCC Membership Desk. For more information, contact Rachel Ossman by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-348-3710.
Info for New Participants
New participants are required to complete an intake interview that can be done over the phone. Once this has been completed and their neurologist has given clearance, their information will be sent to the program coordinator who will call them to register them for classes.