"Can't Stop Me" Parkinson's Specific Programs-

Music

 

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The Parkinson's Specific Programs are made by possible by a grant from the La Crosse Community Foundation.

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Summer 2022- Session 1

Music

Tuesday

Thursday

11:30-12:30 pm

Concordia Ballroom

Fee $30

 

 

Removing Barriers,

Creating Opportunities,

so that all may live healthier lives.

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2022 WILL OPEN MARCH 15TH, 2022.

 

Who can participate?

All individuals with Parkinson's Disease regardless of age and disease progression. Individuals with Parkinson's Disease interested in working their mind and body, at the same time. Individuals need no prioir music experience to participate in this program. All equipment will be provided.

Why music?

Combining music and movement will assist individuals with Parkinson's Disease increase their ability to multitask. Music and movmement together challenges the cognitive, dementia aspects of the disease process. Large, purposeful movements completed with boomwackers have been found to be beneficial for individuals with Parkinson's Disease. Drummercise will provide both aerobic and cognitive benefits through large, accentuated movements along with following cadence and rhythm.

Social and Refreshments

Social and refreshment time will follow each of our sessions. This is an opportunity for individuals with Parkinson's Disease and their Care Partners to talk with one another and build a community.

What kind of "music" should I expect?

Group Of Seniors Singing In Choir Together

Voice Training

music

Movement with Boomwackers

drummicise

Drummercise

AND SO MUCH MORE...

What should I bring?

Water bottle

Comfortable clothing

Shoes suitable for activity

Care partners are welcome to attend and participate

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In case of inclement weather, the STAR Association reserves the right to cancel a session.  Participants will be notified via TeamSnap.

The STAR Association follows CDC and State, and County Health Department recommendations for COVID Mitigation.  We recommend that all who are eligible to get a vaccine to do so.  Masks, Social Distancing and good hand washing will be required at all STAR programs.

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Candace H. Johnson-For Shaw Media Lolly Gehrke, Phyllis Bender and Nancy Zachar, all of Fox Lake beat their drums to 1950's music using drumsticks and exercise balls during Senior Cardio Drumming at Lakefront Park in Fox Lake. The class is held every Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Lakefront Park.(9/21/18)
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51693187 - group of cheerful senior females seated in chairs waving colorful scarves for physical fitness class at retirement home

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608-317-6719

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