We apologize, but this month’s Wellness Series is canceled due to illness of the presenter. We wish Rob a speedy recovery and look forward to having him present at a future date!
MIME OVER MATTER!
PD Tricks from the World of Mime and Circus
November 15, 2018
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!
We’re in this Together: Building PWR!ful Relationships
October 18, 2018
The significance of social connections for our overall health cannot be overstated, especially as depression and anxiety are widespread among people with Parkinson disease. We are truly “wired to connect.” Come meet a new member of the PWR!Gym community, Brian McElwain, and join our conversation as we endeavor to build a stronger, more resilient PWR!
Do you have a Parkinson’s specific topic that you would like to learn more about?
Let us know, we will consider it for future wellness presentations!
Chakra Yoga and
September 20, 2018
Jovita and Morgana Wallace
Learn about a unique program, created by the mother-daughter team of sound pioneer Jovita Wallace and yoga instructor Morgana Wallace Cooper. Find out how chakra yoga and pure tone quartz crystal bowl vibration may strengthen, transform and align the energy fields – your chakra system.
Experience it for yourself! Bring a friend!
RSVP to PWR!Gym
or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUST 16, 2018 4:00-5:30PM
Join Dr. Ying-hui Chou, Director of the
Brain Imaging and TMS Lab and Assistant
Professor of Psychology at the University
of Arizona, for an informal summary and
discussion on brain imaging and TMS
techniques to improve motor and nonmotor
symptoms for individuals with
Parkinson’s Disease. You will not want to
miss this presentation!
RSVP to PWR!Gym
or by email
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!
Hot Topics in Research, February 15th, 2018
Drs. Becky Farley and Nate McMullen
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
- Cannabis Legalization and the Intended Consequences
- Understanding Cannabis 2017
- For information on methods of consumption please visit SVMMJCC.COM
- We thank Dr. Benzi Kluger for allowing us to present his video at our followup discussion. https://vimeo.com/221356207
The Importance of Getting a Good Nights Sleep, Thurs, March 16, 2017
- New York Times, Getting Older, Sleeping Less, Jane E. Brody. 1/2017
- Suggested Reading: OPTIMAL HEALTH WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE –MONIQUE L. GIROUX, MD, Therapies for Non-Motor Symptoms, Chapter: SLEEP PROBLEMS page 249
- Suggested Assessments: SCOPA - Scale for Sleep