This exercise class is based on the book Parkinson's Disease and the Art of Moving, by John Argue. Mr. Argue has worked with people who have Parkinson's disease for over 20 years. Drawing on his training and experience in teaching theater, voice, yoga, and tai chi, he developed a series of 10 lesson plans that focus specifically on PD symptoms.
The exercises are designed to help you anticipate, prevent, and delay symptoms. They are targeted at the symptoms that you likely frequently experience, like tremor, rigidity, uncertain balance, slowness, and incomplete range of movement. The exercises also help with the associated symptoms such as freezing, masked facial expression, swallowing problems, loss of voice power and speech difficulties. Since you cannot predict which symptoms will come to you, it is better to prepare your body to cope with as wide a range of symptoms as possible.
All classes require pre-registration. Register by calling 1-800-227-7691. If you reach voice our voice mail, please leave a message with your area code and phone number.
Most of the Art of Moving instructors have completed a training workshop with John Argue and bring a variety of healthcare experiences to our Center.
The cost is $5.00 per class, payable by class or by session.
Avondale/ Litchfield Park/ Goodyear
Skyway Church of the West Valley
14900 West Van Buren Avenue
Thursdays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ; January 10 through July 25, 2013
Fountains Hills Senior Center
13001 North La Montana
Fountain Hills, AZ
Fridays from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ; January 11 through June 28, 2013
Red Mountain Multigeneration Center
7550 East Adobe Rd.
Tuesdays from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ; January 8 through June 25, 2013
1313 East Osborn Road., Suite 150
Tuesdays from 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM and 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ; January 8 through July 30, 2013
Elizabeth Keith Movement Education
16620 North 40th Street
Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ; January 8 through June 25, 2013
Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church
13658 Meeker Boulevard ( Meeker & R.H. Johnson)
Sun City West, AZ
Mondays from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ; January 7 through June 24, 2013
American Lutheran Church of Sun City
17200 North Del Webb Blvd (Del Webb just North of Bell)
Sun City, AZ
Thursdays from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ; January 10 through July 25, 2013
Sun Lakes United Methodist Church
9428 East Riggs Road, Room #10
Sun Lakes, AZ
Mondays from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, ; January 7 through July 29, 2013
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