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 education, exercise, support groups and other events, and in collaboration with the medical and local communities, people impacted by Parkinson's remain 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.  The Edmond J Safra National Parkinson's Wellness Initiative has been adapted nationally in partnership with the National Parkinson's Foundation and is supported by New York’s largest health care provider, Northwell Health, which includes a renowned Parkinson’s program founded on patient-centered, family-centered care. 

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


Parkinson's Exercise Classes Spring 2019
  • Water Exercise
  • Nia: Movement + Music
  • Alexander Technique
  • Chair Exercise Balance + Strength
  • Yoga + Melt: Relaxation + Flexibility
  • Dancing to Connect

 


 

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
 

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.

PD MOVES: Rhythm + Movement Patterns
winter
  • Mon, Jan 28 - Mon, May 06
  • 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.

Parkinson's Now: The Team Approach
spring

Prices Vary

Join us for a lite lunch, followed by a fun educational afternoon exploring how Parkinson's Disease affects perception and eye health. Our panelists are neurologist Dr. Alesandro DiRocco, a movement disorder specialist from Northwell Health; Dr. Marta Fabrykowski, a optometrist from Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital; Dr. Brittany Lemonda, a neuropsychologist at Lenox Hill-Northwell; and Dr. Lice Ghilardi, a neuroscientist and professor at CUNY.

Dance to Connect: Movement Class for People Living with PD
spring
  • Tue, Apr 16 - Tue, Apr 16
  • 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
  • FREE for Everyone

Battery Dance Company

Battery Dance is very excited to bring a sample class of their signature Dancing to Connect program to the JCC in conjunction with the screening of Moving Stories, a documentary film that shows how the company dance in their work with vulnerable children around the world. In the Dancing to Connect class, company teachers will give participants living with Parkinson's choreography tools to explore their own movement solutions to tasks the teaching artists provide. This process, which has been implemented in over 60 countries worldwide, gives participants a greater understanding of themselves, while increasing their confidence and creativity.

Movement Class for People Living with PD Tue, Apr 16th , 2:45-3:45 pm
Film Showing Moving Stories, Tue Apr 16th., 7-9pm $12/$15

Mini Session: Nia: Movement, Music + Magic for Parkinsons Thursdays
spring
  • Thu, Apr 18 - Thu, May 09
  • 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
  • $60 for Everyone

Caroline Kohles

Raise your heart rate, laugh, move, dance, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability in our signature physical exercise program.

As a reminder this class is not subsidized by the Northwell Health program and will be run as an interim session by the JCC. Please call 646-505-5708 to register. Please note anyone participating in this class must have previously had an intake or submitted their physical assessment form.

PD MOVES: Rhythm + Movement Patterns
spring
  • Mon, May 13 - Mon, Jul 29
  • 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  • $70 for Everyone

Instructor TBA

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

Registration begins Sunday, Apr 14th.

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 Parkinsons
spring
  • Tue, May 14 - Tue, Jul 16
  • 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • $130 for Everyone

Jannina Londono

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

Registration begins Sunday, Apr 14th.

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.

Nia: Movement + Music for Parkinson's
spring

Prices Vary

Caroline Kohles

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

Registration begins Sunday, Apr 14th.

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
spring
  • Wed, May 15 - Wed, Jul 17
  • 02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
  • $70 for Everyone

Anastasia Pridlides

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

Registration begins Sunday, Apr 14th.

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 + Strength for Parkinson's
spring
  • Fri, May 17 - Fri, Jul 19
  • 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
  • $70 for Everyone

Linda Rose Iennaco

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

For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.501.9241 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org.

The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.501.9241.

Registration begins April 17

Yoga + MELT: Flexibility + Relaxation for Parkinso
spring
  • Fri, May 17 - Fri, Jul 19
  • 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM
  • $70 for Everyone

Whitney Chapman + Michael Lechonczak

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 Sunday, Apr 14th.

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.

 

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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