PWR! Wellness Series: Music Therapy

Music Therapy for PD

May 16, 2019 4:00-5:30PM

Participating in musical activities is not only enjoyable, but music transcends all ages, cultures and abilities. Research has shown that music affects many areas of the human brain (motor, language and cognitive function) by activating multiple neuro-pathways. Join board-certified music therapist, Sarah Laing, as she discusses and demonstrates various music therapy strategies utilized with people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.


**CAUTION: SIDE EFFECT….may cause toe-tapping, hand-clapping, and loud-singing euphoria!



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140 W. Ft Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85705

PWR! Wellness Series: CBD

CBD: What is it, how can
it help with Parkinson

April 18, 2019 4:00-5:30PM

Join us in the discussion with Micaela Hornstein, DPT, as she explains what CBD is, how it works in the body, and how it affects someone with Parkinson’s! With a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Micaela takes a special interest in functional medicine and fighting chronic disease. She also leads educational talks to empower people to take control of their health. You won’t want to miss this!


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PWR! Wellness Series: Mime Over Matter


PD Tricks from the World of Mime and Circus


March 21, 2019  


Come explore basic mime techniques—visualization, articulation of gesture, creative use of imagery and space— with mime, Rob Mermin, as a method for coping with PD movement limitations in daily activity. Rob founded the award-winning Circus Smirkus and Parkinson’s Performance Troupe. His tactics use fun, circus games, and props to improve coordination, postural awareness, and development of reflexes. Come join the fun!

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Parkinson Disease: How Speech Therapy Can Help

Parkinson Disease:

How Speech Therapy Can Help

FEBRUARY 21, 2019 4:00-5:30 PM


Come engage with speech-pathology experts, Dori and Natalie, to learn more about the neurophysiological changes associated with Parkinson Disease. Discover the role of speech pathology in the treatment of voice, speech, and swallowing problems most frequently experienced with PD. High quality speech pathology resources in Tucson will also be provided. You won’t want to miss this!



Wellness Series are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month and are open to the public. Please share or invite with anyone in the community who may be interested or benefit from attending. Please RSVP at 520-591-5346


They are held at the
 140 W Fort Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705

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