Many people who attend support groups say that they don’t know how they would cope without them. Who knows better what you’re going through than others going through the same thing? Most groups are comprised of people with Parkinson’s and their care partners, and there are a few specialty groups. Some meet bi-monthly, others monthly. They are scattered throughout the county. We will help you find the group that is right for you, or start one of your own.
Support groups give you the opportunity to learn from others’ experience. Participants frequently develop strong bonds with others trying to live well with this illness. Read More
The Tremble Clefs is a therapeutic singing program for people with Parkinson’s, founded in 1994 by Karen Hesley. Exercising the voice and throat muscles is important for people with Parkinson’s.
The breathing, stretching, singing, rhythm, and movement exercises built into Tremble Clefs rehearsals improve enunciation, keep muscles supple and strengthen lungs to help project the voice, Moving to the music improves posture, balance and flexibility.
There are two Tremble Clefs groups and they meet weekly in San Diego and North County. There is no cost to join. Read More
Our behavioral health services program offers individual, couples, family and group therapies for people with Parkinson’s, their care partners, and their family members. Common Parkinson’s non-motor symptoms include depression, anxiety, panic and confusion. Our therapists specialize in treating people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones who are affected by Parkinson’s-specific issues. Call today to speak with a counselor. Read More
High-intensity boxing can relieve symptoms for people with Parkinson’s. It’s true. Boxing is suitable for people at all levels of fitness, any age, and regardless of the severity of symptoms. You can box even in a wheelchair. This activity is becoming more and more popular as word-of-mouth about its effectiveness spreads.
Our Wellness Center at Personally Fit Gym in San Diego has instructors who have been trained to help people with Parkinson’s at Rock Steady Boxing. The trainers at Personally Fit Gym hold classes for people in all stages of Parkinson’s – from the newly diagnosed to people who have been living with the disease for decades. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life. Read More