Classes, Events & Workshops

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
IMPACT Parkinson’s was created to make an IMPACT on the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s and their families and friends – mind, body + soul.
We offer a variety of Parkinson related programs.
Let’s Talk Loud Group Voice Therapy

Let’s Talk Loud is group voice therapy sessions. Learn
about communication and swallowing concerns common in
Parkinson’s disease. Participate in voice training to help strengthen
voice and communication. These sessions are for those already
experiencing communication and swallowing challenges as well as
those who wish to be proactive in their treatment. One support
person is recommended and included for free.

 

INSTRUCTOR:  Mia Mosters, Speech Language Pathologist, LSVT LOUD Certified

 

DETAILS: 4 weeks (8 classes) | Monday + Wednesday | Noon to 1:00pm

 

DATES: Dates will be set once we have a minimum of 5 people.

 

COST: $240.00 (free for one support person)

 

NOTE: 30 Minute Assessment required for new clients – $40.00.

 

REGISTER: Email info@impactparkinsons.com. Call 604-525-2631.

Yoga for Parkinson’s

Yoga for Parkinson’s offers various movements focusing on
flexibility and balance, plus relaxation and meditation, as ways of
managing symptoms. Classes will include grounding and befriending
the body, breath work with the intention of reducing stress in the
body and mind, yoga movement in standing, seated on the earth, or
seated in a chair. Coming from a trauma-sensitive perspective,
classes will be about choice, paying attention to what each body,
mind, and spirit most need and that this practice will be unique to
each individual.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Kelly Ranford, RYT-200, MCP, M.Ed

 

DETAILS: 8 Tuesdays | 1:30pm – 2:30pm

 

DATES: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

(NEXT SESSION: 4 classes May 28, June 4, 11 & 18. Will be prorated)

 

COST: $96.00 | Partners welcome

 

DROP-IN: $15.00 (space permitting & please preregister)

 

REGISTER: Email info@impactparkinsons.com. Call 604-525-2631.

T’ai Chi for Parkinson’s

T’ai Chi integrates balance and coordination with body awareness
and mental attention training. Studies have shown that individuals
with Parkinson’s who participate in these exercises experience
improvements in Parkinson’s related motor symptoms, balance and
mobility, as well as a reduced number of falls. Specifically, Yang
Style Short Form T’ai Chi will be offered during our seasons. This
involves two-person skills where students learn to preserve their
balance and mobility even when challenged by another person.

 

INSTRUCTORS: Diane Kehoe & John Eastman

 

DETAILS: 8 Fridays | 11:30am-12:30pm

 

DATES: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 26, May 3 & 10 (No class April 19). Last session until Fall.

 

COST: $96.00 | Partners Welcome

 

DROP-IN: $15.00 (space permitting & please preregister)

 

REGISTER: Email info@impactparkinsons.com. Call 604-525-2631.

CHRONIC CONDITIONS SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR PARKINSON’S

KNOWLEDGE+SKILLS+CONFIDENCE put life back in your life. Self-Management BC is supported by the Province of British Columbia FREE SIX-SESSION WORKSHOPS FOR PERSONS WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE and their Family, Friends and Caregivers. We offer this program annually in coordination with Self- Management BC, University of Victoria.

  • Learn to better manage your health
  • Set goals and problem solve
  • Communicate effectively with your health care team
  • Take action and live a healthy life!

 

INSTRUCTORS: Self-management programs are led by peer leaders, many living with chronic conditions themselves.

 

DETAILS: 6 Thursdays | 1:30pm to 4:00pm

 

DATES: March 7 to April 18, 2019

 

COST: FREE

 

REGISTER: http://www.selfmanagementbc.ca/

 

* Self-Management BC programs follow a scent-free policy. For the health and consideration of other participants, please refrain from wearing fragrances in our workshops. Thank you! *

CREATIVE DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S, LATIN STYLE! – Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 1:00pm to 2:15pm.

This Creative Dance for Parkinson’s workshop will introduce creative dance for people living with Parkinson’s, inspired by Latin rhythms such as Salsa and Merengue. Dance for PD classes allow the dancers to experience the joys and benefits of dance while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression and physical confidence.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Trina Frometa – is an award-winning Venezuelan choreographer who draws inspiration from visual art, language, poetry, contemporary music and nature for the creation of her work. She has earned worldwide recognition through over 50 acclaimed international choreographic presentations in countries around the world. Ms. Frometa is also a Certified Teacher of the Dance for PD Program, New York.

 

REGISTER: Email info@impactparkinsons.com. Call 604-525-2631.

 

COST: Suggested minimum donation of $20.00 (cash or cheque please). Thank you!

URBAN POLING – Friday, May 10, 2019 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Evidence based studies on Parkinson’s clearly identify poling, with the proper training, as a healthy mode of physical activity suited for improving quality of life. Walking poles offer proven beneficial effects on general key health parameters such as balance and increased walking tolerance.

 

Learn about all the amazing benefits of using ACTIVATOR Poles for Parkinson’s and how to effectively use the poles! If you have poles of any kind please bring them.

 

INSTRUCTOR: Robyn Murrell, Certified ACTIVATOR Pole Instructor, Rock Steady Boxing Coach, Parkinson Wellness Recovery Certified Instructor, Personal Trainer

 

REGISTER: Email info@impactparkinsons.com. Call 604-525-2631.

 

COST: FREE although we welcome donations to IMPACT Parkinson’s. Thank you!

WALTER AND GIANT CAMPAIGN FOR PARKINSON’S – CYCLING ACROSS CANADA –Wednesday, April 17, 2019 –  9:45 am to 10:30 am

 

The public is welcome to attend a special event for Parkinson’s Awareness Month at IMPACT Parkinson’s!

 

The centre is hosting Walter Reich, a retired, 70 year old cycling enthusiast from Magnetawan, Ontario who is cycling across Canada to bring awareness and raise funds for those living with Parkinson’s and those family members and friends supporting them through their journey.

 

Walters wife, Regula, has two family members with Parkinson’s and she will be following Walter in their RV. Walters 8,000-kilometre ride will bring him  to Newfoundland, where he will dip his front wheel in the Atlantic Ocean. His fundraising page is https://www.gofundme.com/walter-and-giant.

 

 

 

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

The City of New Westminster has proclaimed April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month and the new Parkinson’s wellness centre in Sapperton has some special announcements, workshops and events planned. Starting with a new name, IMPACT Parkinson’s, and website launching on World Parkinson’s Day, April 11 plus receiving their Incorporated Non-Profit Society status.

 

IMPACT Parkinson’s was created to make an IMPACT on the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s, and their families and friends, by offering programs that focus on mind, body + soul.  It is the first of its kind in BC where they offer a variety of Parkinson’s specific programs all in one location – from exercise and socio-cultural activities to speech language therapy and special workshops and events. “Like Parkinson’s, our fighters are complex – so our programs take a progressive approach by focusing on merging mind, body and soul to drive a happy, healthier life.” says Founder, Robyn Murrell. “Clients come from as far away as Chilliwack to access our programs as there are no Parkinson specific programs east of Surrey.”

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