PROGRAMS

Exercise

Exercise is an extremely important component in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.  Regular exercise can help maintain balance and mobility, improve mood, and help daily functioning.  Any type of exercise provides benefit and it is important that people with Parkinson’s disease engage in exercise that they find enjoyable.  Community exercise programs for those with PD are not only good exercise, but are a great way to become engaged, meet others, and have fun. MAPS is currently working to develop more exercise programs in the community.

MAPS Sponsored Programs:

Parkinson’s Exercise Program (PEP)
Brick Bodies at Padonia, 2430 Broad Avenue, Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
Free class; members & non-members of Brick Bodies
Space is limited – Registration is required
Contact: info@marylandparkinsonsupport.org or 443-470-0279

Parkinson’s Pedaling Class – Forest Hill
Multiple Virtual Cycling and Rock Steady Boxing Classes.  For more information, including days and times, check Class schedule.
Forest Hill Health and Fitness, 2217 Commerce Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050
Contact: http://www.foresthillhealthfitness.com or 410-893-4153
Free

Pedaling for Parkinson’s at the Dancel Y

4331 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Free class
For more information or to register, contact John Derwent at 410-465-4334 ext 228 or johnderwent@maryland.org

Other Community Programs:

Parkinson’s Exercise Class

Mondays & Wednesdays, 12 – 1 PM
Myerberg Center, 3101 Fallstaff Road, Baltimore, MD 21209
Monthly Myerberg Membership Required
Contact: Myerberg Center,  410-358-6856
Presented by the Myerberg Center

Pedaling for Parkinson’s – Frederick
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:15 – 11:00 AM
Downtown YMCA, 1000 N Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Contact: Jaime Fisher, 301-663-5131 x 1244 or jfisher@frederickymca.org

Movement for Motion
Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 11 AM – 12 PM
Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Avenue, Frederick, MD 21702
$1 per class Instructor – Candice Valencia
Seated exercise program focusing on gentle stretching and range of motion activities.
Class includes people with other movement issues, not just Parkinson’s
Contact: Dara Markowitz, 301-600-3525 or DMarkowitz@FrederickCountyMD.gov
Presented by the Frederick County Department of Aging

Movement and Wellness for Parkinson’s
Tuesdays, 3:30 PM
Vantage House Auditorium 2nd Fl., 5400 Vantage Point Rd, Columbia MD 21044
Instructor: Kim Brooks

Exercise for Parkinson’s – Cardio Fusion
Mondays, 11:30 AM
The Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
Contact: Jennifer Lee, 410-313-5940
Supported by the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area which requires a $30 annual registration fee.

Exercise for Parkinson’s – Functional Fitness
Fridays, 11:30 AM
The Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
Contact: Jennifer Lee, 410-313-5940
Supported by the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area which requires a $30 annual registration fee.

Dance

Dance for Parkinson’s
Goucher College, Decker Sports and Recreation Center – Todd Dance Studio

1012 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD
Tuesdays, 3:30pm
Free class
Sponsored by the Bowen-McCauley Dance Company
Contact:  ellentalles@comcast.net.  or 410.419.2956

Bowie Senior Center
14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD 20716
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am
Contact: PFNCA, 703-734-1017
Sponsored by the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area which requires a $30 annual registration fee

Yoga

Yoga can help improve balance, strength, and flexibility and is a great complementary therapy.  A Yoga for Parkinson’s class is a great way to exercise, become more engaged, meet others, and have fun.

Community Yoga Classes:

Bain Center
5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Contact: Yoga for Parkinson’s, 410-453-0775 or yoga4pwp@gmail.com
Sponsored by Yoga for Parkinson’s, Inc.

Atlantic Coast Athletic Club, ACAC
110 West Timonium Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
Saturdays, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Contact: Yoga for Parkinson’s, 443-465-5448 or yoga4pwp@gmail.com
Sponsored by Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area which requires a $30 annual registration feeThe Village-

National Luther Communities & Services
9701 Veirs Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Contact: PFNCA, 703-734-1017 or pfnca@parkinsonfoundation.org
Sponsored by Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area which requires a $30 annual registration fee

Singing & Voice

MAPS Sponsored Singing Groups

ParkinSonics Community Chorus

Wednesdays, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Govans Presbyterian Church, Sharp Hall
5828 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212,
Contact: info@marylandparkinsonsupport.org or 443-470-0279
Free. Partly sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center

Shaken, Not Stirred Parkinson’s Choir
Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury
300 Westminster-Canterbury DriveWinchester, VA 22603
Free.  Contact: Cheryl Reames, 540 662-4632 or winchesterparkinsons@gmail.com

Other Community Voice/Singing Programs

Live Loud with LOUD for LIFE
Exercise group for people who have completed LSVT LOUD treatment to continue practicing
Fridays, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Adventist HealthCare Rehabilitation
9909 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
$15 per classContact: Kaila McCarthy, SLP, Kmccart1@AdventistHealthCare.com or 240-864-6085

NeuroSing
Therapeutic choir for adults with neurological disorders (all diagnoses), led by 2 neurologic music therapists
Fall session: August 23rd-October 25th, Wednesdays 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146
$180 for 10 weeks or $20 per single session
Learn more and register at http://www.annapolismusictherapy.com or contact at 410-697-1812

Rock Steady Boxing

MAPS Sponsored Programs:

Rock Steady Boxing Forest Hill

Multiple Rock Steady Boxing  Classes.  For more information, including days and times, check Class schedule.
Forest Hill Health and Fitness, 2217 Commerce Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050
Contact: http://www.foresthillhealthfitness.com or 410-893-4153
Free, partly sponsored by  Johns Hopkins University Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center

Rock Steady Boxing at the Island Athletic Club
448 Kent Narrow Way, Grasonville, MD 21638
Free class
For more information or to register, contact Lynn Sutton at 410-827-5527.

Rock Steady Boxing at the Edward A Meyerberg Center
Free class, sponsored by MAPS
3101 Fallstaff Road, Baltimore, MD 21209
More Info: http://myerberg.org/rock-steady-boxing/
Contact: 443-963-1451 or Nicole@myerberg.org

Rock Steady Boxing Class at Charm City on Coppermine Terrace

Free class, sponsored by MAPS
1400 Coppermine Terrace, Baltimore, MD 21209
Higher intensity classes are:
Monday & Wednesday 5:00-6:15pm
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-9:45 am
Lower intensity classes
Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-1:30pm
Mixed level class
Friday 3:00-4:15pm
For information and to register for a class, contact Patty Wessels at charmcity@rsbaffiliate.com or 443-873-0040

Rock Steady Boxing at the Easton YMCA
Free class, partners with Bayleigh Chase and the Maryland Association for Parkinson Support (MAPS)
Y@Washington St, Easton
Tuesdays/Thursdays  12:30-2:00 p.m.; 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Contact:  Amy Schiefer
Email: eschiefer@ymcachesapeake.org
Phone: (410) 822-0566

Other Community Programs:
Lorien Health Services, 12230 Roundwood Road, Timonium, MD 21093
Please Contact: JoAnn Presbitero  Jpresbitero@lorienhealth.com or Presbitj@gmail.com or 443-938-3243
Free class

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