Washington Regional Offers Parkinson’s Awareness Programs

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — Washington Regional Medical Center is recognizing Parkinson’s Awareness Month with several programs.

The hospital’s Mobility Program is providing programs throughout April for people living with Parkinson’s disease, according to a news release issued by the hospital.

“The programs are designed to educate about Parkinson’s and what patients can do
to slow down the progression of the disease,” the news release states.

Throughout April the classes listed below will be free to anyone with Parkinson’s. All classes are held at
the Center for Exercise, 12 E. Appleby Road. Advance registration is required. More information about the classes and registration is available by calling (479) 463-3488. You can also register by clicking here.

Parkinson’s Balance and Coordination Class
Mondays 11-11:45 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.
Cost: $15/month (Free in April 2018)

Parkinson’s Exercise Class
Tuesdays, Thursdays 1-1:45 p.m.
This class is designed to help with the balance, strength and coordination challenges faced by individuals
living with Parkinson’s disease.
Cost: $25/month (Free in April 2018)

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.

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