Events

THANK YOU, BOWLERS & CHEERING SQUADS

We had so much fun at the bowling fundraiser on May 31st! The MetroBowl staff in Peabody were great every step of the way as we created this annual event! And to ALL of you who came – or donated if you couldn’t – your support is so important for keeping our programs available!

Some couples who didn’t know others really well didn’t let that stop them from jumping in to join the fun. Some who said they were just there to support and watch tried their hand at bowling and “had a blast” according to class instructor, Dianna Daly! Bowling is a tremendous balance challenge, and the ball-rolling approaches some people adapted were really impressive!

As an official ice cream “scooper”, class instructor Kim Crowley swears she’ll hold secret the names of those who came back to her for seconds! And we send a special shout-out to Laurie G. and Pauline and Dave E. for arriving early to help set up, and to Laurie for being THE best “raffle girl”! Congratulations to those who won the Red Sox and the beach-themed raffles!

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SCORING STRIKES AGAINST PARKINSON’S !!

Friday, May 31st

5:00 – 7:00 PM

MetroBowl Lanes – 63 Foster Street, Peabody

$25 per person includes…

2 strings of bowling, free shoe use, 6 bowlers to a lane, a Red Sox and a beach-themed raffle, and a light supper!

Challenge family members, neighbors and friends, and invite fellow bowling league members to join in the fun at our annual mini-fundraiser to help sustain our Parkinson’s exercise, movement, music therapy, and educational programs!

Bowl from 5 to 7 PM and afterward share “bragging rights” while enjoying a slice of pizza, beverages, delicious cake and locally-made ice cream!

Reservations required by May 24th. Contact us by phone or email with questions and to reserve your space! 781-572-5918 or parkinsonsfitness@gmail.com

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          Our Feet Are Made for Walking…
Our Arms Are Made for Swinging…
     Our Voices Are Made for Talking and Singing…

Clinical studies have shown that rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS), using rhythm and music, significantly improved gait and upper extremity function for stroke, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, and other conditions.

Auditory stimuli have been used in the motor rehabilitation of patients with Parkinson’s disease, who increased their walking speed, stride length, and stability after RAS training, an approach that uses rhythmic cues to improve motor function.

Registering now will secure a space among just 30 others for our upcoming 8-week “Moving to the Beat” neurologic percussion series led by staff from MedRhythms Neurologic Music Therapy of Boston starting May 1st at the Danvers Community YMCA, 34 Pickering Street. Free classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 1 – 2 PM.

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Thank you to all who attended our “Evening of Spirit and Song” annual fall fundraiser on November 8th. We appreciate your support!

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Thanks to all who came out to support our annual

SCORE A STRIKE AGAINST PARKINSON’S!

 

 Sunday, April 29th 

Candlepin Bowling & Ice Cream Social

We had a good time raising awareness around Parkinson’s Disease and funds for our programs.

 

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Right jab! Move those feet! Give it all you’ve got!

13 people did all that and more at our Sunday boxing open house at the Lynn Fitness Center!

Thanks to all of you for coming by on September 10th to meet instructor John Dullea and to take turns punching the heavy bags, etc.! We hope you enjoyed learning more about how boxing can help improve balance, strength, and focus! We’ll keep you posted about a new weekend class at Lynn Fitness. Remember, there’s also a Thursday-afternoon class at Salem Fitness Center, 38 Swampscott Road, Salem from 1:00 to 2:00 PM.

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Thanks to ALL who attended our free educational seminar in collaboration with MedRhythms Neurologic Music Therapy on Wednesday, Sept. 7th. Guests heard from MedRhythms CEO Brian Harris explain the relationship between music and neuroscience and technology. Read more here

We hope to provide more educational seminars throughout the year. Please visit our event page again soon to learn more.

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NEW CALENDAR AVAILABLE ON THE WEB SITE!


We’re pleased to announce that we now have a monthly calendar on line that lists dates and information about all of our current classes. We encourage you to visit each month’s calendar regularly (a drop-down under the Classes & Locations navigation tab), as updates about changes in scheduled classes (i.e. Memorial Day, May 29th, Danvers Y closed) and other information will be posted. For now, the May and June calendars are available with the most current schedules. For more detailed descriptions of each class, “hover” over each title and a pop-up will be shown. To visit an upcoming month or re-visit a prior one, click on the name of the month at the top right or left of the calendar. Click here to view a calendar page.

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NEW Monday-morning “Roll-offs”!

Join current and new members from our classes as we enjoy being together for an hour or so on Monday mornings to bowl and have a cup of coffee! It’s not a class – it’s an opportunity to get a little exercise, share conversations, and have some good-natured fun!

Click here for details!

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A heartfelt thank you…

to the 92 people who acknowledged worldwide

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

by attending our April 2nd bowling and ice cream sundae fundraiser!

Click here to read more!

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