parkinson

the edmond j. safra parkinson's wellness program

This ground-breaking program was founded in 2007 to help improve the lives of those impacted by Parkinson's through exercise, support, education, and medical/community collaboration. Our Parkinson's exercise, support groups, and events are designed to keep those impacted by Parkinson's and their families active, connected, and empowered. With a primary focus on dignity, hope, and possibility, this program has grown into a welcoming hub for the New York City Parkinson's community and has been adapted nationally in partnership with the National Parkinson's Foundation as the Edmond J Safra National Parkinson's Wellness Initiative.

To get started, click the register for classes button in the upper right.

Parkinson's Exercise Classes
  • Water Exercise
  • Nia: Movement + Music
  • Alexander Technique
  • Chair Exercise Balance + Strength
  • Yoga + Melt: Relaxation + Flexibility
  • PD Moves: Rhythm + Movement Patterns
  • Bold Moves: PD Walking Group
  • Cycling for Parkinson's
Parkinson's Support Groups
  • Parkinson's Care Partner Support Group
  • Parkinson's Community Support Group

 


 

join our mailing list

To be placed on our email list, please send an email to parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. If you would like to receive information by standard mail, please include your name, address, and phone number.

The Edmond J. Safra Parkinson's Wellness Program is supported by the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation.

Nia: Movement + Music for Parkinson's
winter

Prices Vary

Caroline Kohles

Laugh, move, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability.

Registration begins Monday, Dec 17th.

For previous participants please call 646-505-5708 to register for class.

A physical fitness assessment must be completed by the interested participant and approved and signed by their physician in order to participate in any fitness classes. Registration is required for all events.

To receive a physical assessment form, or for more information please call 646.505.5728 or email jevans@jccmanhattan.org.

Alexander Technique for Parkinsons
winter
  • Wed, Jan 23 - Wed, Apr 10
  • 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
  • $84 for Everyone

Anastasia Pridlides

Improve posture and breathing. Learn to sit, stand, bend, and move more easily in everyday life.

Registration begins Monday, Dec 17th.

For previous participants please call 646-505-5708 to register for class.

A physical fitness assessment must be completed by the interested participant and approved and signed by their physician in order to participate in any fitness classes. Registration is required for all events.

To receive a physical assessment form, or for more information please call 646.505.5728 or email jevans@jccmanhattan.org.

Cycling for PD
winter
  • Thu, Jan 24 - Thu, Apr 11
  • 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • $240 for Everyone

Jody Jacob-McVey

Registration begins Monday, Dec 17th.

For previous participants please call 646-505-5708 to register for class.

A physical fitness assessment must be completed by the interested participant and approved and signed by their physician in order to participate in any fitness classes. Registration is required for all events.

To receive a physical assessment form, or for more information please call 646.505.5728 or email jevans@jccmanhattan.org.

Chair Exercise: Balance + Strengthening for Parkinson's
winter
  • Fri, Jan 25 - Fri, May 03
  • 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
  • $84 for Everyone

Linda Rose Iennaco

Improve posture, reduce stiffness, and increase flexibility in this chair-based exercise class.

Registration begins Monday, Dec 17th.

For previous participants please call 646-505-5708 to register for class.

A physical fitness assessment must be completed by the interested participant and approved and signed by their physician in order to participate in any fitness classes. Registration is required for all events.

To receive a physical assessment form, or for more information please call 646.505.5728 or email jevans@jccmanhattan.org.

Yoga + MELT: Flexibility + Relaxation for Parkinson's
winter
  • Fri, Jan 25 - Fri, Apr 12
  • 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM
  • $84 for Everyone

Whitney Chapman

Learn beneficial floor, seated, and standing yoga poses blended with MELT techniques to open up new pathways of flexibility and body awareness in this relaxing and energizing class.

Registration begins Monday, Dec 17th.

For previous participants please call 646-505-5708 to register for class.

A physical fitness assessment must be completed by the interested participant and approved and signed by their physician in order to participate in any fitness classes. Registration is required for all events.

To receive a physical assessment form, or for more information please call 646.505.5728 or email jevans@jccmanhattan.org.

PD MOVES: Rhythm + Movement Patterns
winter
  • Mon, Jan 28 - Mon, Apr 29
  • 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  • $84 for Everyone

Pamela Quinn

Find ways to manage your PD symptoms, improve your coordination and body awareness with movement and smart fun.

Registration begins Monday, Dec 17th.

For previous participants please call 646-505-5708 to register for class.

A physical fitness assessment must be completed by the interested participant and approved and signed by their physician in order to participate in any fitness classes. Registration is required for all events.

To receive a physical assessment form, or for more information please call 646.505.5728 or email jevans@jccmanhattan.org.

Water Exercise for Parkinson's
winter
  • Tue, Jan 29 - Tue, Apr 16
  • 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • $155 for Everyone

Lisa Veshecco

Increase flexibility and improve balance with gentle stretching and strengthening exercises in the JCC's warm water training pool. Swimcap required.

Registration begins Monday, Dec 17th.

For previous participants please call 646-505-5708 to register for class.

A physical fitness assessment must be completed by the interested participant and approved and signed by their physician in order to participate in any fitness classes. Registration is required for all events.

To receive a physical assessment form, or for more information please call 646.505.5728 or email jevans@jccmanhattan.org.

Bold Moves PD Walking Group
winter
  • Wed, Feb 06 - Wed, Apr 10
  • 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
  • $81 for Everyone

Train for the annual Parkinson's Unity Walk with Heart Zones Coach Jody Jacob-McVey. Learn how to monitor your heart rate and use walking to get strong and fit.

Must be able to walk unassisted for 30 minutes. Intake required.

Registration begins Monday, Dec 17th.

For previous participants please call 646-505-5708 to register for class.

A physical fitness assessment must be completed by the interested participant and approved and signed by their physician in order to participate in any fitness classes. Registration is required for all events.

To receive a physical assessment form, or for more information please call 646.505.5728 or email jevans@jccmanhattan.org.

Through a Buddhist Lens: Faith and Freedom in America
winter
  • Thu, Feb 21 - Thu, Feb 21
  • 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
  • $25 for Everyone

Duncan Ryuken Williams in conversation with Pico Iyer

Cohosted by Tricycle Magazine

Join us for this meaningful evening with Duncan Ryuken Williams, Soto Zen Buddhist priest and professor of religion, and award-winning essayist and novelist Pico Iyer to celebrate Williams' new book, American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War, which takes a critical look at the Japanese-American Buddhist experience in U.S. internment camps during World War II. This discussion will explore questions of faith, devotion, identity, and resilience in the face of dislocation, loss, and uncertainty and look closely at what it means to be an American. We will also focus on the importance of upholding bedrock American values—religious freedom, tolerance, social and racial justice, and civil liberties—in our historical moment. This evening is cohosted by Tricycle magazine, where both Duncan Williams and Pico Iyer are contributing writers. A reception as well as book sales and signing will conclude the evening.

Annual Gonzalez-Ramos Parkinson's Wellness Educational Symposium
spring
  • Sun, Apr 14 - Sun, Apr 14
  • 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Delve into the topics that are impacting the Parkinson’s community today in this interactive forum with top experts as they provide updates on the latest developments in research.

 

program partners

New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, Northwell Health’s mission is to improve the health of communities. The focus is on prevention, wellness, and providing the full continuum of diagnosis, treatment, and after-care services to all those served.

The Edmond J. Safra Foundation assists organizations around the world in educational, scientific, medical, and humanitarian program areas, including Parkinson’s disease research and patient care.

For over half a century, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson's disease. NPF has funded more than $172 million in care, research, and support services.

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