Why should I "Keep Moving"?
This program is of less aerobic intensity when compared to the "High Intensity Exercise Program", but is just as beneficial. Exercise and movement has been shown to slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease; this is known as neuroprotection. Exercise and movement can also create new neuro pathways to "bypass" those not functioning well; this is known as neuroplasticity.
Who can participate?
All individuals with Parkinson's Disease regardless of age and disease progression. Individuals with Parkinson's Disease looking to improve their tone, rigidity, and overall function and slow disease progression. The "Keep Moving", Lower Intensity Exercise Program is specifically for those with more progressive symptoms. Individuals who use assistive devices or use wheelchairs will find this an appropriate class. Most of our exercises will be preformed while seated, or standing with assistive device.
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 exercise should I expect?
Resistance Band Training
(Light) Weighted Exercise
AND SO MUCH MORE...
All of our sessions will focus on large, accentuated movements and will include exercises to increase vocal projection. We will focus on the five important domains of exercise shown to help those with Parkinson's Disease. Aerobic activity, balance, agility, multitasking and stretching. The program will integrate the PWR!Moves program which will teach you movements you can use in your daily life to improve function.
What should I bring?
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.