CHH Offers “Keep It Movin” Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Group
Do you or someone you know find that exercise eases Parkinson’s symptoms? Are you or they looking for a way to get started? The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital’s Physical Rehabilitation Department is offering “Keep It Movin” as an exercise group designed for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
The goal of “Keep it Movin” is to encourage exercise, which is crucial for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and balance. The groups’ aim is to increase your exercise tolerance and educate you about Parkinson’s disease, and how exercise can help manage your condition and lead to a more active life. Exercise is beneficial to anybody of any age. This is also true for people with neurological conditions.
Two nationally certified athletic trainers will lead individuals with Parkinson’s disease through a series of stretching, strengthening, and balance exercises in a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable format. A major priority is to have fun. Participants will be progressed over several weeks to achieve your specific exercise/movement goals. Continued participation in future sessions is encouraged to maintain fitness.
The “Keep It Movin” Program is for individuals with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease who must have a Physician and Physical Therapist clearance to participate. Participants must be independently mobile or have an assistant (family member or caregiver) throughout the session.
The group will meet at the Sullivan Senior Center, 88 East Albert Street, in Torrington, CT. The fee is $80 for 12 sessions over 6 weeks. The sessions start on May 29th. The classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays and run from 12:30-1:30. The group will meet two times a week for each 6 week session.
For more information, Call Mandy Hill, Director of CHH Rehabilitation at (860)-496-6669
The Northwest corner’s first Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is celebrating a year of support and seeking new members to join them at their monthly meetings.
The support group meets on the fourth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sullivan Center, 88 East Albert Street, Torrington. It is open to all interested people and is presented in conjunction with the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association. For more information, contact Marion Muschell at 860-489-4378 or Carol Pathe at 860-482-4610.
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungerford.org for information.