PATIENT AND CAREPARTNER EDUCATION: 

  • Telemedicine: Engaging in Clinical Shared Decision-Making, presented Dr. Stuart Isaacson, Associate Professor of Neurology at the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami, Florida, and Director of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of Boca Raton in Florida (Recorded 5.12.2020)
  • 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)

CAREPARTNER RESOURCES:

  • Support
    • Telephone Workshop Series for Care-Partners of people with Parkinson’s- contact: Patty Davis- pattydavis@sown.org, 215-487-3000 ex 25
  • Advocacy
    • CARIE: 215-545-5728
    • Community Legal Services-Philadelphia: 215-981-3700
    • Senior Law-Philadelphia: 215-988-1242; Bucks/Montgomery County: 610-910-0210; Delaware/Chester 610-910-0215
  • Mental Health
    • NAMI-National Association on Mental Illness- nami.org, Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-825 or text 741741, Warm line to chat -211
  • Resources to lift your Mood
    • com- virtual tours of the Vatican including the Sistine chapel, the Louvre, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty Museum
    • com-virtual train rides around the world (not just for kids)
    • Metropolitan Opera streaming –Free streaming on Facebook
    • com-Ted Talks
    • Virtual Nature tours- Longwood Gardens, the Wissahickon, Train Rides Around the World-kidactivitiesblog.com

MOVEMENT AND EXERCISE:

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

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.