Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Thursdays, Time alternates every Thursday between 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
*If attending on Thursdays, contact Molly Donelan at [email protected] or call 703-212-7625 x 1 and ask for Molly prior to attending your first class to confirm the start time and to ensure equipment is ready for you.
Made possible with support from and held at:
5308 Eisenhower Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304
This program brings together people impacted by Parkinson’s Disease to participate in various rock climbing activities to improve strength, muscle control and mobility. Held indoors under close supervision, this program also helps improve confidence. No climbing experience is necessary and equipment is provided.
Why is Exercise important for people facing Parkinson’s?
Exercise helps people with Parkinson’s improve their mobility. It also helps slow the progression of the disease. PFNCA wellness programs have been vetted by the PFNCA Medical Advisory Board to ensure they are evidence-based to help those with Parkinson’s.
How can I participate?
Registration with PFNCA is required and there is a nominal annual administrative fee, which can be waived for financial hardship. To register, please call the PFNCA office at (301) 844-6510 or click the register link under the “Helpful Links” on the right side of this page. To attend in person just go to the venue about 10 mins before scheduled class time – I would take mask, ID and vaccination card as different venues have different requirements. Please check if there are pre attendance requirements for the class you want to attend.
Can Carepartners participate?
Carepartners are welcome to participate on a space available basis. Registration is required.
How is this program funded?
PFNCA receives charitable donations to supports its efforts to help people fight Parkinson’s. To learn more, please click here.
The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) improves the quality of life of those impacted by Parkinson’s disease, their care partners and families, and fosters a sense of community to ensure that no one battles this disease alone. PFNCA offers exercise, communication and education programs to strengthen the physical and emotional health of people impacted by Parkinson’s.
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