Chair yoga, warm water pool class and singing are some of the activities that are good for all of us, but especially those with Parkinson’s.
And the Lexington Area Parkinson’s Support Group offers them all.
Here are some of the activities the group makes available.
For more information, visit www.parkinsonslexington.com or call Elaine at 859-277-1040.
Chair yoga: Dyna Zehnder’s “Pressing on with Parkinson’s” chair yoga class will be 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15 at Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington.
Warm water pool class: This class is held every Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Cardinal Hill Aquatic Center, 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington. The pool is four feet deep and participants do not get their hair wet. Those interested are welcome to come and observe a class. In addition to the handicap accessible shower facilities, Cardinal Hill has a private family restroom and shower for those who need the assistance of their care partner. Towels are provided at no charge.
Singing: The “Sentimental Journey” music group is free and open to those with Parkinson’s and their care partners. No musical experience or talent is necessary to participate. The group meets in the anchor room at Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington at 3 p.m., Aug. 20 and 6 p.m., Aug. 27.
Georgetown Support Group: An informal discussion group is meeting in Georgetown on the second Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. at Frisch’s restaurant. Contact Robin Morecroft at 405-471-1401 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Parkinson’s research opportunity: Dr. Zain Guduru is a principal investigator for a multinational clinical trial on a new drug for Parkinson’s Disease. Called P2B001, the drug contains both rasagiline and pramipexole. The purpose of the study is to see if the combined P2B001 works better than taking rasagiline, pramipexole or extended release pramipexole individually. The study will last 12 weeks. Neither you nor the doctor will know for sure which of these four drugs you will be given, but every patient will receive one or the other. This trial is for those who are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease or in the early stages. For more information, call Renee Wagner at 859-323-0028.