Washington Regional Raises Awareness for Parkinson's Disease

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) - April is Parkinson's Awareness Month, and the Mobility Program at Washington Regional Center for Exercise will provide several programs throughout the month for people living with Parkinson's disease.

The programs are designed to educate about Parkinson's and what patients can do to slow down the progression of the disease.

For the month of April, the following classes will be free to anyone with Parkinson's.

Parkinson's Balance and Coordination Class
Mondays, 11:00 a.m.- 11:45 a.m.
This class uses a variety of activities/exercises in a circuit type format. Each class will focus on trying to improve balance and coordination for people living with Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's Exercise Class
Tuesdays, Thursdays 1:00 p.m.- 1:45 p.m.
This class is designed to help with the balance, strength and coordination challenges faced by individuals living with Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's Awareness Month Workshops
Several Parkinson's disease workshops covering topics such as balance, posture, speech and swallowing will be offered throughout April at the Center for Exercise. Each workshop requires advance registration.

All classes are held at the Center for Exercise at 12 E. Appleby Road.

Advance registration is required.

More information and registration is available by calling 479-463-3488 or click here.

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