Parkinson’s Programs

Katz JCC Parkinson's ProgramsThe Richard M. Klein Center for Wellness is the hub for all your movement and wellness needs for living with Parkinson’s Disease.  When you live with Parkinson’s Disease, exercise is not only healthy but vital in maintaining balance, mobility, gait, tremor, flexibility, grip strength and motor coordination.

As of March 12, all in-person Parkinson’s Connection programming has been POSTPONED until further notice. 

The Katz JCC’s Parkinson’s Connection program has a new virtual membership available. Enrollment in the virtual membership gives the participant access to both weekly live Rock Steady Boxing classes and a library of recorded classes through Mindbody. New participants will need to undergo a virtual assessment before participating in classes. The monthly membership fee is $19 for Katz JCC Full Facility Members and $29 for guests. The one-time virtual assessment fee is $50.

All participants, whether subscribed to the paid virtual membership or not, are invited to participate in any of the free live classes each week held through Zoom, including Speech Therapy group class on Mondays and Movement and Motivation on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information on any of the virtual Parkinson’s programs, contact Stacey Macaluso at [email protected].

Weekly Virtual Parkinson’s Connection Schedule – June 22

Frequently Asked Questions – Virtual Parkinson’s Platform

 

We are pleased to offer many programs to improve your fitness and function, as well as your overall quality of life, including:

 

For more information, contact Jayne Miller Morgan, Assistant Fitness Director, at [email protected] or call (856) 424-4444 x1140.

“I’m really hooked on boxing and movement being used to combat Parkinson’s. This type of exercise should be strongly recommended by MD’s to their Neuro patients.

My wife has noticed a positive change in attitude since starting the program. I’ve noticed that I’m taking on the dreaded motor symptom problems (pain, shaking, muscle locking, poor walking to name a few) with hard work and humor.

Thanks for making exercise for Parkinson’s patients very tough and challenging. We need it. But most of all, thanks for making it FUN.”

- Rock Steady Boxing participant