Hampshire Regional YMCA


Community Wellness Program for People With Parkinson’s Disease

By March 4, 2019March 6th, 2019No Comments

Have you had difficulty beginning or sustaining a regular exercise program? The Boston University Center for Neurorehabilitation offers an evidence-based, group exercise program for people with Parkinson’s Disease that provides the tools to get started with exercise and keep going. This program, held at local YMCAs, has been helping people in Western Mass. since 2009.

The 6-week program will begin on April 3, 2019.  A licensed physical therapist will help participants learn:

• An exercise program specifically designed to meet the needs of people with PD and strategies to integrate regular exercise into your life.

• Problem-solving approaches and strategies that can help to more effectively manage challenges related to daily mobility and quality of life.

WHERE:     Hampshire Regional YMCA, 286 Prospect St. Northampton, MA 01060

WHEN:       Wednesdays and Fridays: 1:00-2:30 PM/April 3 – May 15

COST:         $249 paid in advance ($239 for HRYMCA members); $175 to re-take the course.

There is scholarship money available to those in need. Scholarship grants will be considered on an individual basis.

Please contact Debra R. Ellis, MS PT, NCS at 413-695-6069 or deb@debellispt.com to register. For more information, visit www.debellisphysicaltherapy.com.

This program is supported in part by the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts.