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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Mindful Aging

Classes Every Thursday

Designed specifically for older adults and facilitated by Bed Hermin (MA in Expressive Arts Therapy and experienced Buddhist practitioner), this eight week course is an introduction to mindfulness-based practices within the context of the aging process. Weaving traditional mindfulness methods with history, biology, and psychology, Bed Hermin guides participants in a multifaceted learning experience within…

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The East Side of Addiction: Isolation & Substance Abuse Among Seniors

Social Work Credits Available

Register for this virtual Zoom presentation: https://forms.gle/qKXJMeaB4A97ffMF9 Dr. James DiReda and Jack Maroney along with their childhood friend, Henry Grosse (in memoriam) co-authored The East Side of Addiction, a story of an inner city neighborhoods coming of age during the drug culture of the 60’s. This virtual presentation’s objectives include: Understand the risk factors and signposts of addiction…

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Intentional Optimism: Living with Parkinson’s

with ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen

This event is FREE of charge and open to the Parkinson’s community! Get inspired by ESPN Founder, Bill Rasmussen, and his signature positive attitude and commitment to staying active, embracing engagement and encouraging others. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2014, this life-long entrepreneur and sports fan will motivate you with his unabashed optimism and gratitude.  Parkinson’s…

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The Beauty and Power of Music on the Effects of Parkinson’s

Parkinson's in Motion Speakers Series at Goddard House

Kathleen M. Howland, Ph.D.Professor, Berklee College of Music TEDx talk speaker on “How Music Can Heal Your Brain and Heart” Register in advance for this meeting: http://bit.ly/goddard-music-and-brain This Professional Speakers Series is part of Parkinson’s in Motion @ Goddard House, a new, innovative program that also includes a monthly Support Group and Movement Therapy Classes…

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Understanding Dementia in the Real World

Virtual Training via Zoom

Facilitated by Carolyn Sandel and Lance Chapman, this presentation provides an overview of what dementia is and is not, common symptoms that accompany memory loss, and communication techniques for real-world situations. Our training helps to build both empathy and understanding of dementia and gives practical tools for someone to use when communicating with or assisting…

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Cookin’ Up Jazz Virtual Concert Series – Wolverine Jazz Band

Wolverine Jazz Band: a Journey through the many styles of Jazz

Join us this summer for our 2020 Cookin’ Up Jazz Concert Series! Register for this live stream events offered via Zoom by using the link below. REGISTER HERE Call Lance Chapman at 617-731-8500 with any questions. Link to instructions for using Zoom

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