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12 W. Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

PATIENT AND CAREPARTNER EDUCATION: 

  • Find Your Balance. Dr. Diane Reibel, Director of the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health- Jefferson Health, and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences and Theresa Conroy, C-IAYT, Yoga Therapist of Yoga for Parkinson’s, teamed up to present online education on how to practice mindfulness, meditation and yoga to manage stress. The engaging discussion between two experienced and highly respected professionals in the field of mindfulness and yoga therapy includes a mini-workshop to help you practice at home. (Recorded 3.1.2021) Click on following the link to access the recorded presentation: https://vimeo.com/518381922
  • Making the Most of the Holiday Season. , Social Worker/Education and Outreach Coordinator, Jefferson Health Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center and Suzanne Reichwein, Manager of Research and Clinical Programs, University of Pennsylvania, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program shared their time and talent on this “seasonal” and timely topic. (Recorded 11.18.2020). Click on following the link to access the recorded presentation: https://vimeo.com/481445666
  • Creating a Team to Manage Mental Health Issues for People Living with Parkinson’s. The Parkinson Council hosts Dr. Amy Colcher, MD, Director of Movement Disorders Center, Cooper Neurological and Corlynn Hullfish, LCSW, Cooper Neurological Institute to provide info/tips/tools on how to prepare, what to expect, and what to do to manage aspects of non-motor symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. (Recorded 9.16.2020). Click on the link to access the recorded presentation: https://vimeo.com/518292611
  • Taking Responsibility: A dialogue with adult children of people with Parkinson’s, the caregiver experience, and keys to self-care. Facilitated by Patty Davis, MSW, LCS,W and Senior Social Worker at SOWN with Suzanne Reichwein, MSW, Manager of Research and Clinical Programs at the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Penn Medicine. (Recorded 6.9.2020) Click on the link the recorded presentation: https://vimeo.com/522540665
  • Mini-Symposium with Parkinson’s Experts from the Greater Philadelphia Region, featuring Dr. Andrew Siderowf, Pennsylvania Hospital Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center Director; Dr. Lorraine lacovitti, Professor of Neuroscience, Thomas Jefferson University; Patricia E. Davis, MSW. LCSW. Senior Social Worker at SOWN; and Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS, Penn Therapy & Fitness’ Dan Aaron Parkinson’s Rehab Center at Pennsylvania Hospital (Recorded 4.29.2020). Click the link to access the recorded presentation: https://vimeo.com/522879544

CAREPARTNER RESOURCES:

MEDITATION, MOVEMENT AND EXERCISE:

Mindfulness and Meditation

    • The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Jefferson Health Systems provides 15-Minute Zoom Mindfulness Practice Sessions, every Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30pm to 12:45pm. You can join via Zoom: https://Jefferson.zoom.us/j/95409363161 or by phone: +1 646 876 9923 US. Meeting ID: 954 0936 3161

Dance for PD

    • Local Instructors Judith Sachs and Marion Hamermesh are holding Virtual Dance for PD Meetings via Zoom on Tuesday’s at 2pm. To join the meeting, go to the following link:
      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/695355761

      Meeting ID: 695 355 761
      Password: DanceClass

Exercise

Functional Fitness:

    • Every hour walk to each room of your home
    • Get up and move during every commercial or every 20 minutes
    • Stand/walk while on the phone
    • Perform knee bends while waiting for microwave or coffee
    • If you need to go upstairs to get or so something – go up and down the stairs 2x before completing your task 
    • Dance and Sing
    • Get outside
    • Streaming exercise videos
    • Exercise video games

 Yoga

Zoom Workouts

    • Contact Stacey Macaluso for information about remote Rock Steady Boxing, Dance for PD, Yoga and other classes at Stacmaca22@gmail.com.