Occupational Therapy for Parkinson’s

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Occupational Therapy for Parkinson’s, PWR! Wellness Series

November 18th, 2020

4:30-6:00 pm (Arizona Time)

Occupational therapists empower people to increase independence and overall function in daily life activities. Emily Rich, a PWR!Moves Certified Therapist, will share an overview of strategies OTs implement in treating symptoms of PD. She will share strategies for improving fine motor skills needed for: buttoning clothes, tying shoes, writing by hand, and feeding/eating.  She will also share techniques to increase safety in the bathroom, prevent falls, make modifications to conserve energy and decrease fatigue, encourage independence in kitchen tasks and cognitive/thinking skills, achieve restful sleep, and more.

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Please note we are taking unlimited seat registrations. We have 98 available spots and they are first come first available.

We ask that you plan to sign in early so we can promptly begin. (Arizona Time)

We, also, will mute all attendees so the presenter can be heard by everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you.

Dizziness and Parkinson’s

Speaker: Shelley Hockensmith, PT,
Board Certified Neurologic Specialist
October 21, 2020
4:30 – 6:00PM

Dizziness is a commonly reported symptom by people with Parkinson’s disease. It is important to determine the source in order to treat the dizziness. Shelley will provide information about different types and sources of dizziness, the inner ear’s role in balance, and physical therapy’s role using vestibular rehabilitation.

Please note we are taking unlimited seat registrations. We have 98 available spots and they are first come first available.

We ask that you plan to sign in early so we can promptly begin.

We, also, will mute all attendees so the presenter can be heard by everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you. Shelley Hockensmith Bio Photo 7.9.20

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TAI CHI EASY FOR FALL PREVENTION AND HEALTHY LIVING – Wellness Series Sept 2020

TAI CHI EASY FOR FALL PREVENTION AND HEALTHY LIVING

Speaker: Roxanne Reynolds,
Certified Integral Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher
September 23, 2020 4:30 – 6:00PM

Falls are the most common cause of injury for seniors. Roxanne will share simple tools and solutions to help you live a safer and healthier life. The practice will include Tai Chi Easy, Bu Zheng Qigong, power stances, breathing exercises, mindfulness, foot health with self-massage, and much more! Almost everything we’ll be doing during this session can even be done seated. Don’t miss out on this interactive programming

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Please note we are taking unlimited seat registrations. We have 98 available spots and they are first come first available.

We ask that you plan to sign in early so we can promptly begin. (Arizona Time)

We, also, will mute all attendees so the presenter can be heard by everyone.

We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you.

Technology Seminar – Wellness Series July 2020

Speaker: Sheryl Lowenhar
July 15, 2020 3:00 – 4:30PM

TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR

Join us on Zoom as Sheryl, founder of 17 Branches, shares how to use technology to your advantage. She will discuss her favorite websites, apps, and devices to make life with Parkinson’s easier.

Check out Sheryl’s 17 Branches blog and podcast “The Parkinson’s Experience”

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Please remember we are taking unlimited registrations for this event, but are limited to 98 spots at the link below. Please sign in early to join us to grab a “virtual seat”.

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raffle to win some PWR! gear.
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Documents & Handouts from Series

Please note that some of the wellness series do not have materials available to download. The handout availability depends on the topic and permissions of presenter. Thank you!

Speech, Swallowing and Cognition in Parkinson, September 21st, 2017
Janet Hawley, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist, University of Arizona professor

Medical Marijuana and Followup, August and October, 2017
Kathy Inman and Adriana Tysenn
Followup by Dr. Becky Farley

The Importance of Getting a Good Nights Sleep, Thurs, March 16, 2017
Nancy Nelson

Nutrition and PD Symptoms, Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
Vanessa Leschak

Optimizing your Medications, Tuesday, October 4th
Becky Farley, PT, MS, PHD