NEW Classes Spring 2014!

The APDA – Greater St. Louis Area Chapter is adding an array of programs in Spring 2014. 

To enroll in any of these classes, call our center at 314-362-3299 or send an email indicating which class you are interested in and your contact information to Denise – walshd@neuro.wustl.edu

Dance for PD
An exercise class designed for PD patients incorporating the movement of dancing to improve balance and maintain mobility.  The 6 week program will run on Tuesdays from 11:00am – 12:00pm at COCA in University City beginning April 1.  To register, contact the APDA at 314-362-3299

Loud Crowd
This group  incorporates practice and role play to preserve speech and voice (communication) skills.  This group is for people with PD who have graduated from the Lee Silverman Voice Technique  (LSVT) or may be interested in improving their speech.

Role Reversal “Tips and Tricks for My New Role”
For caregivers who find it hard to manage their new role and chores around the house, the APDA, along with the help of Washington University occupational therapy students, will be starting a series of seminars to help caregivers with role reversal.  Classes may include money management, cooking, sewing, car maintenance, hair care, home repairs, etc.
Register now for Course #1 or Course #2 by calling APDA at 314-362-3299, classes held at the APDA Resource Center, 1415 Elbridge Payne Rd., Ste 150, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Course #1, Home-care & Self-care – Cooking, cleaning & Grooming
Offered Thursday, April 10 or Saturday, April 12 from 10:am-12:00pm
Course #2, Home Safety – Durable Medical Equipment & its management, transfers & falls
Offered Thursday, April 24 or Saturday, April 26 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Tremble Clefs
This is a nation-wide program for people with Parkinson’s, their family members and care partners.  The goal of this group is to be a participant-led, musical experience.  Through vocal exercises, singing as a group, and playing instruments, members will come together and bond over a shared joy of making music.  Class meets on Saturdays from 1:30 – 2:30 pm at Salem United Methodist.  Call to register (314-362-3299)

Wellness Course
A series of six-week classes for small groups (10-12) of people with PD and their family member.  The class helps develop skills and confidence in managing everyday activities and relationships that can be challenging when living with Parkinson’s.  The next course will start March 5, 2014 for 6 consecutive Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00pm.  Class requires a $25 materials fee for each couple.  Class is full, contact us to be added to a wait list. (314-362-3299)

The APDA also hosts an array of exercise programs on a weekly basis.

See our exercise page here.

New classes starting in Kirkwood in February and Chesterfield in March!

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