1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
In partnership with and held at:
Fox Hill Residences
8300 Burdette Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
This program brings together people impacted by Parkinson’s Disease to participate in various physical exercises aimed at improving posture, balance and circulation and increasing strength, muscle control and mobility. Various activities designed to engage participants mentally are also incorporated.
In addition to being led by an instructor with knowledge of Parkinson’s, this program provides an important opportunity to meet others battling the disease. While not support groups, PFNCA wellness programs create a powerful safe space to meet and learn from others. This is also important to combat isolation that many with Parkinson’s experience.
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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?
PFNCA Wellness Programs are provided at no cost. 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. Once you have registered, you will receive a PFNCA Wellness Programs Name Badge. You do not need to sign up for specific program sessions, simply bring your name badge to this or any PFNCA Wellness program and your instructor will check you in.
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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