Provide quality programs and services to educate, enrich and empower persons impacted by Parkinson Disease and related neurological conditions, as well as to increase the awareness and understanding in the communities in which they live.
The CDC defines the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. People have tested positive for the virus in Florida.
The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida would like to remind our members that seniors with compromised immune systems are the most vulnerable to the illness and we want to ensure that our community is taking appropriate precautions:
Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
Know the symptoms.
Visit the CDC website.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
We believe our services are essential to living well with Parkinson Disease. We will continue to monitor recommendations from the medical community, but at this time we will continue to provide programs and services to the best of our ability. However, most of our community partners have temporarily suspended visitors and outside groups from using their facilities. We are actively working to relocate these suspended programs to new locations. We are doing our best to update you on these changes via the website and/or email blasts. We encourage you to call our office before attending a movement class, support group or other therapy by calling 239-417-3465.
We are taking necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well being in our programs. Continued participation in our services is a decision you should make in consultation with your family and physician.
During these uncertain times, we will continue to remain true to our mission to help our community live well with Parkinson Disease. While staying safe and healthy at home can be isolating and challenging, the staff and volunteers at The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida are here for you. The office remains open for information, crisis counseling and personal connections via phone. In our efforts to keep you engaged and active, effective Monday, March 30th we are adding additional programming via technology.
Manage stress and anxiety through Improv, Join national
recognized Margot Escott and our PD community for
virtual improv this Saturday at 10:00am.
Click here to join
Movement classes are now available Monday through Friday via zoom meeting. These classes are open to anyone impacted by PD or other neurodegenerative diseases and their care partners. Following are the links for these classes. We encourage you to access the class 10-15 minutes prior to the start time to ensure access. We are grateful for our continued partnership Title Boxing. The instructors at Title Boxing continue to receive compensation from the Association for these services.
Please click on your class time to directly link to connect to Zoom on your computer.
Please make sure to click on the link prior to your next class to download any necessary programs to your computer.
You should also continue to wear proper workout attire when working out at home.
Times for Classes:
Gentle 1:00pm -1:45pm
Advanced 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Speech Practice with Sandy on Mondays at 9:15am and Speech Therapy with Judy on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am via conference call. The conference call number is 1-904-512-0115. The Conference code is 834797. We encourage you to access the call 10-15 minutes prior to the start time to ensure access.
A new general support group is held every Tuesday at 10:00am via web link. Previous support group attendance is not necessary to participate.
Current participants have requested the ability to see
and interact with each other, starting on Tuesday
please use click here to access the web link.
If you are struggling with the technology, please call the office at 239-417-3465 and we can help get you set up.
We look forward to seeing you in person soon. Until that time, please reach out to us if there’s anything you need. Stay healthy and safe.
Movement has been proven to delay the progression of Parkinson Disease.
Daily we provide movement classes throughout our community taught by trained PD movement instructors.
CLICK HERE to view our class and location schedule.
Support groups provide a place to share experiences and gain mutual support from peers.
We offer a variety of support groups for those with Parkinson Disease and their care partners.
CLICK HERE to view our support schedule.
We encourage those impacted by the PD to advocate for themselves and better understand their disease through education.
Each year we provide over 30 educational programs led by experts in their field. Topics range from gut health to meditation.
CLICK HERE to view our education schedule