the edmond j. safra parkinson's wellness program - NYC

This ground-breaking program was founded in 2007 in partnership with the The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson's and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center 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 will be adapted nationally in partnership with the National Parkinson's Foundation and NYU Langone as the Edmond J Safra National Parkinson's Wellness Initiative.

Read about the launch of new Parkinson's Wellness Initiatives in Boston and DC, modeled on the program at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, as featured in the Summer 2015 issue of The Parkinson Report.


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
Parkinson's Support Groups
  • NYU/JCC Care Partner Support Group
  • NYU/JCC Parkinson's Support Group



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


program partners

The Fresco Institute helps individuals and families living with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders achieve the highest possible quality of life by offering compassionate and comprehensive care, providing support for patients and families, conducting innovative research, and promoting education, wellness, and awareness in the community.

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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