Lunch and Learn from the Parkinson’s Specialists

Gather valuable insights from our panel of Parkinson’s Specialists on how the Goddard House Parkinson’s in Motion program helps our assisted living residents and members of the community to better manage their symptoms of Parkinson’s with specialized programs focused on addressing movement, mental health and enhancing quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s Disease. …

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Dance for Parkinson’s

24-week class offered on Zoom | Free of charge and open to the Parkinson's community

Relax and enjoy movement to music from modern, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing, designed to engage participants’ minds and bodies. Dance instructor, Nancy Murphy, who completed Dance for PD® Introductory Training at Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY, has been teaching dance for more than 30 years. She is an instructor at Rugcutters’…

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Tai Chi for Parkinson’s

12 week class offered on Zoom | Free of charge and open to the Parkinson's Community

Designed specifically to improve strength, balance, flexibility, mental focus and emotional tranquility, tai chi has been proven to help minimize the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Join Instructor, Ruth Schechter, an experienced tai chi teacher for older adults and individuals living with Parkinson’s. Trained as a musician, Ruth has experience with the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais…

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Greg O’Brien: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s

Join Us for a Speaking Event!  Master storyteller and bestselling author  Greg O’Brien provides his roadmap for how to fight Alzheimer’s and  how not to give up!  Diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, career journalist Greg O’Brien speaks about living with Alzheimer’s, not dying with it.   O’Brien’s award-winning book, On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s is about…

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Art Therapy Support Group for Care Partners

Free and open to the Parkinson’s Care Partner community!   No Art Experience Required Register Now!  Email Erica Curcio at ecurcio@goddardhouse.org or call 617-731-8500. Are you caring for someone living with Parkinson’s Disease and looking for more support? Do you want to be part of a community of Care Partners traveling on a similar journey as you? …

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Living Musically with Parkinson’s

12 week class offered on Zoom | Free of charge and open to the Parkinson's Community

Free and open to the Parkinson’s community! Come experience the positive effects of music on the symptoms of Parkinson’s in this 12-week musical program on Zoom. Events will be held every Thursday starting February 4th. Learn techniques, songs, and concepts to strengthen and uplift your body, your brain and your mood. Practice vocal exercises to…

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Parkinson’s Classroom Support Group

Meets 1st Wednesday of each month

Facilitated by a licensed healthcare professional, and co-sponsored by Right at Home Boston Metro West, this monthly support group meets via Zoom and offers educational topics, expert guest speakers, and the opportunity to connect with others. The event is FREE of charge and open to the Parkinson’s community. For information on how to join, email Bob…

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Exercising Your Body and Mind with Dr. Peter Wayne

Free and open to the Parkinson's community

Join us for this wonderful speaking program entitled Tai Chi for Balance, Cognition, and Well-Being in Parkinson’s Disease. Discover how the mind and body, and related integrative medicine practices, clinically impact aging and chronic health conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Author of the bestselling Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, Peter Wayne, PhD, is…

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How Seniors Can Continue to Live Fulfilled, Happy Lives Despite the Challenges of Aging & COVID-19

Bestselling author Dr. Katharine Esty is on a mission to dispel myths about “old age” and to end ageism. In her wide-ranging talk, learn how seniors can continue to live happy, fulfilling lives despite the challenges of aging and COVID-19. Dr. Esty is a practicing psychotherapist, widow, mother, grandmother, and activist for aging well. Her…

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Movement & Expressive Therapies: Tai Chi for Parkinson’s

Weekly class offered on Zoom | Free of charge and open to the Parkinson's community

Join instructor Stanwood Chang, Founder & Director at Sun Tai Chi Institute of Boston, for weekly tai chi classes, designed specifically for those with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.  Please contact 617-731-8500 or ecurcio@goddardhouse.org for more information. This Movement & Therapy Class is part of Parkinson’s in Motion @ Goddard House, a new, innovative program that…

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