Parkinson’s Programs

The Ridgewood Y offers 4 specialized programs for Parkinson's Disease. 

The “Delay the Disease” is a fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms. The goal of this program is to motivate participants to develop a habit of consistent exercise routines best suited to their individual needs. Each class includes exercises to improve cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility and balance.  Three group exercise classes are included with the Delay the Disease program, Pedal 4 Parkinson's class, Zumba Gold class and Tai Chi for Healthy Bones class.

Our new second program is Brain Games: Exercise Your Mind -Come and work out your "brain muscles" by participating in fun-filled games and activities focusing on supporting thinking speed, word finding, and memory. Lead by a speech-language pathologist and a team of graduate speech-language pathology students, participants will challenge their skills with games like "Name That Tune", "Categories", Trivia and other group based activities aiming to support cognition and language function. Designed for individuals with Parkinson's Disease, this program will also offer related education and tips for maximizing communication abilities. 

The third program is T'ai Chi for Healthy Bones.  This program is perfect for assisting with circulation, balance, mobility, and body awareness! Not to mention coordination! Designed to introduce the benefits of exercise to people with any chronic disease. The goal is to motivate participants to develop a habit of consistent exercise routines best suited to their individual needs. Each class includes exercises to improve cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility and balance. A $15 Drop-IN fee is allowed.

The fourth program is Sing for Your Health!  See class schedule below.We  believe in the healing power of music. Designed for those living with Parkinson’s Disease, caregivers and friends, our workshop focuses on vocal training and tips, Sound Healing and meditation and singing for joy! We sing everything from Broadway to the Beatles, accompanied by top musicians from the NYC community. We give the vocal chords, lips, tongue, mouth and diaphragm a physical workout and we have fun singing!

SING FOR YOUR HEALTH (www.sfyhealth.com)


Delay the disease

Day Time Register
Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm REGISTER
Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm REGISTER
Thursday 12:00-1:00pm REGISTER

FEES   $90 for one class per week.   $180.00 for two classes per week.   $270.00 for 3 classess per week.   

 

t'ai chi for healthy bones

Day Time Register
Wednesday 10:30-11:00am  

FEES   Included with Unlimited Group Ex classes. Drop in fee $20 (limit 3 classes)

 

sing for your health

No fee for the classes. Please register for classes below.

Day Time Register
Tuesday, September 18 2:00-3:30pm  
Tuesday, October 16 2:00-3:30pm  
Tuesday, November 13 2:00-3:30pm  
Tuesday, December 4 (Free Holiday bonus class) 2:00-3:30pm  

 

 

BRAIN GAMES

No fee for the classes. Please register for classes below.

Day Time Register
     
Tuesday, November 6 1:00-2:00pm REGISTER
Tuesday, November 13 1:00-2:00pm REGISTER
Tuesday, December 4 1:00-2:00pm REGISTER

 

 


Downloads

  Consent Form

  Participant Info

  PDQ 39 Form

  Medical Clearance Form


Participants are encouraged to sign up for more than one class per session. All participants in Delay the Disease must complete and return the above forms (including the signed medical clearance from a physician) prior to the first class. 

CONTACT

Anju Harraka
201.444.5600 ext 318
aharraka@ridgewoodymca.org

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