Grantee Partner Programs

Living Well At Home Series

Sponsored by Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program at Penn and Good Shepherd Penn Partners

PD: More than a Movement Disorder: June 1st-July 3rd

A series of informational sessions held once a week that address the non-motor symptoms of PD. In addition, every day of the week (M-F) a program will be offered that will supplement what you learn.

Mondays 11:00am-12:00pm – Get Mindful with Julia Wood Join us for guided relaxation techniques to help reduce stress and boost brain power.

Tuesdays   11:00am-12:00pm – Support Group with Sue Reichwein     Every Tuesday all are invited to log on and join a discussion group to gain support from others with PD.

Wednesdays   12:00pm-1:00pm – Troublesome Non-Motor Symptoms 

Each Wednesday (except the last) one of our physicians will present on a topic and answer questions from the audience.           

June 10  –  Mood, Dan Weintraub, MD

June 17  –  Cognition, Andrew Siderowf, MD

June 24  –  Sleep, Ian Walker, MD

June 30  –  (Tuesday) Vision, Ali Hamedani, MD

Thursdays 11:00am-12:00pm – Breath and Stretching with Judith Sachs   An introduction to techniques based on traditional Chinese (Qigong) and Indian (Pranayama) methods. The BREATH is the foundation of all movement and the simple exercises we will practice in class teach us about the potential of the inhale (or inspiration), exhale and pausing of breath in order to reduce stress and expand lung capacity. 

Fridays 11:00am-12:00pm – Fit Brains Join our occupational therapist Julia Wood for an hour group class incorporating exercise to challenge your brain followed by cognitive fitness activities to flex your mental muscles!

You will need to download the Bluejeans app to your phone or computer first. (https://www.bluejeans.com/downloads).  Then you can join on any day by using this link.

 https://upenn.bluejeans.com/7837225577  Call in number is 1-408-419-1715 enter 8485182#.

For more information, call Sue Reichwein 215-829-7273 or e-mail: sreichwein@pennmedicine.upenn.edu