ProgramsThere are over 40,000 people with Parkinson’s Disease in Ontario. The Passion For Parkinson’s Foundation is committed to funding essential programs that make a positive impact in their lives. Next to medication, exercise is the most beneficial therapy for managing this disease. Research shows that various forms of tailored exercise or art forms can improve gait, balance, tremor, flex-ability, grip strength, cognition, and overall motor coordination and sense of well-being. People living with Parkinson’s rate physical activity programs (73%), as services that would be most helpful to them. Art therapy has been demonstrated to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and improve dexterity in people living with Parkinson’s Disease. The Passion For Parkinson’s Foundation has identified the need for, facilitated the creation of, and fully funded the following programs:
Parkinson’s Group Exercise Class
Exercises are designed to improve your fitness, counteract your PD symptoms and increase your daily activity. This whole body, function-focused exercise class will push you to do more than you think you can. As you practice, you will be challenged physically and cognitively while working on fitness goals; strength, balance, agility, aerobics, and flexibility.
Clarkson Community Centre – 2475 Truscott Dr, MississaugaWednesday’s 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Tansley Woods Community Centre – 1996 Itabashi Way, BurlingtonTuesday’s 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Parkinson’s boxing classes are non-combat workouts. Classes typically include exercises that help you improve hand-eye coordination, agility, speed, endurance, and strength. Classes will include stretches and warmup exercises, punching speed bags and heavy bags, footwork and agility exercises, and exercises to improve overall fitness.
9 Round Fitness, 1903 Ironoak Way, Unit 6, Oakville Monday’s 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
9 Round Fitness, 1801 Walkers Line, Unit 3, Burlington Wednesday’s 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
9 Round Fitness 1865 Lakeshore Road W, Mississauga Friday’s 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
This class focus on power and intensity though allowing everyone to work and progress at their own speed. All levels are welcome to join. Research shows that spinning can improve overall motor function and reduce tremors, bradykinesia, and rigidity.
Erin Meadows Community Centre – 2800 Erin Centre Blvd, Mississauga
Thursday’s 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
YMCA of Oakville – 410 Rebecca St, Oakville
Tuesday’s1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Tai Chi is a mind-body series of exercises, that improves flexibility, balance, and strength and improves cardiovascular fitness. Instructors will take participants through movement with an emphasis on correct posture. Tai Chi is a flexible, adaptable form of exercise for anyone.
YMCA of Oakville – 410 Rebecca St., Oakville
Thursday’s 1:00 PM– 2:00 PM
Pickleball combines all the recommended modes of exercise and fun. Playing pickleball helps participants keep mobile and active, improves hand-eye coordination, delays the need for medication, and slows Parkinson’s symptom progression. Instructors are on hand weekly to assist and teach participants the game. All levels including beginners welcome.
Etobicoke Olympium – 590 Rathburn Rd, Etobicoke
Saturday’s 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Dive into a world of wellness with our groundbreaking Aqua Yoga Class, tailored exclusively for those living with Parkinson’s Disease. Immerse yourself in the soothing embrace of water while embracing the transformative benefits of yoga. This unique fusion of aquatic therapy and yoga offers a gentle yet effective approach to managing Parkinson’s symptoms.
Tansley Woods Community Centre – 1996 Itabashi Way, Burlington
Wednesday’s 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
We want to thank everyone who participated for a wonderful season on the mats. We hope everyone enjoyed this summers program. First and foremost, a big thank you to all the participants who joined Challenge Golf and us at Tee Zone on Monday’s. Each one of you is truly an inspiration, and we look forward to seeing you again in the next season.We would also like to express our deep appreciation to all the volunteers who generously dedicated their time and effort. Without your support, our program would not have been possible.
We will see you next year!
Coffee and Friendship
A friendly get-together where we talk, and share ideas and experiences. The Parkinson’s Support Group is led by Gary Brown. (416-948-7484 firstname.lastname@example.org) The Caregivers Coffee and Friendship is led by Laura Zega (647-220-3758 email@example.com). Both Coffee and Friendships groups are at the same time and location but in separate rooms.
Coffee and friendship Mississauga Chartwell Residences
100 Robert Speck Pkwy, 2nd Tuesday 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Coffee and Friendship Burlington The Revera Williamsburg
1893 Appleby Line, 4th Wednesday 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM