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Exercise & Movement Programs

The Michigan Parkinson Foundation Professional Advisory Board published a Position Paper on "Exercise in the Management of Parkinson Disease," and an accompanying document describing "How to Select An Exercise Program."  It is being recognized more and more that exercise is beneficial for general good health and may have a particular role in controlling PD. No one exercise program is recommended for everyone.  Please take some time to review the Position Paper.  Have fun exploring what is out there for you. 

pdf Position Paper - How to Select Exercise Programs (61 KB)

pdf Exercise White Paper (142 KB)

Looking for assistance for Parkinson's exercise classes or wellness programs in Michigan? Lucas Strong provides stipends for exercise classes. Complete the application and return to us, and we'll contact you if you quality.

Fall 2020 Exercise Programs via Zoom 

Print Exercise Listing 




Ann Arbor: Pedaling for Parkinson's
Health Innovation Coordinator
YMCA Ann Arbor
400 W Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Mon, Wed & Fri 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Release/Permission from Physician required
Contact Ann Brennan (734) 661-8044
Free to members, $30/mo for non-members

Ann Arbor: Westminster Presbyterian Church
Mondays at 3 pm
1500 Scio Church Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 276-9988
No fee - Weekly classes

Beverly Hills: Rock Steady Boxing
7 week course (choose 1, 2 or 3 days/week)
Tues & Thurs (1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)
Friday (11:30 am - 1:00 pm)
Monthly Fee: $85 members/$125 non-member fee
Beverly Hills Club
31555 Southfield Rd
Beverly Hills, MI 48025

Every other Saturday starting December 2, 2017
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Clawson Senior Center
509 Fisher Court, Clawson, MI 48017
Register early as spaces are limited!!!
To REGISTER and for more information:
Please call: Ramil @ (586) 303-7294
or email: info@mhillersPT.com
like us on Facebook: Mhiller’s PT Neuro Rehabilitation
please visit our sponsor’s website: www.mhillersPT.com

Clinton Twp: The Recovery Project - PWR! & Rock Steady Boxing
PWR! Wellness Classes
15500 19 Mile Road, Suite 330,
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Phone: 586-412-0016 Fax: 586-412-0117
View Flyer
View Class Schedule

Dearborn: Henry Ford Health System
Wednesdays from 12pm to 1 pm starting February 6th, 2019
Henry Ford Medical Center
5500 Auto Club Drive, Ste 150
Dearborn, MI
Cost: $25 per month (1 class a week x 4 weeks)
*Must be screened by physical therapist to attend
Please call 313-982-8266 or email khandle1@hfhs.org
Contact: Audriana Spadaro, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Detroit: Dance for Parkinson’s Disease Class
Starting April 9th, 2018
Taught by Brandon Koepsell of Take RootDate: Every Monday from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine
6525 2nd Ave., Detroit
First floor meeting room, just inside the main entrance
Cost: Free
Register: http://bit.ly/2nMtqUS
Contact Shawn Bennis 313-874-4520
Or email takerootdance@gmail.com for more info

Detroit: St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Tuesdays at 3 pm
22101 Moross, Detroit MI 48236
(313) 343-3744
There is a fee

Grosse Pointe Woods: Rock Steady Boxing Class
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Heavy Hitters Kickboxing Gym
20748 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
(next to Big Boy's restaurant)
Program run by two certified RSB coaches
Fully comprehensive Rock Steady Boxing program on the east side
Handicap accessible
For questions contact owner/head coach:
Cristi Henderson 313-575-8480

Grosse Pointe Sweet Science: Rock Steady Boxing Class
Tuesdays@10:30am, Thurs@10:30am, Saturdays@12:00pm
20957 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Contact Mac Gallagher @ 313-458-8802
View Flyer Here

Howell: Adaptive Exercise with Dr. Stuart Blatt
Thursdays, 1:00 pm
1st Presbyterian Church
323 Grand River Ave., Howell

Howell: Exercise Class
Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
242 Church
Kids Community Room (in the basement)
7526 Grand River Ave
Brighton, MI 48114
Contact: Stuart Blatt, PT, PhD 810-923-8970

Livonia: The Recovery Project - PWR! & Rock Steady Boxing 
The Recovery Project
20000 Victor Pkwy Ste 100
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: 855-877-1944 Fax: 734-953-1743
View Flyer
View Class Schedule

Novi: Rock Steady Boxing
Sports Club of Novi
42500 Nick Lidstrom Dr.
Novi, MI 48375
novisportsclub@rsbaffiliate.com (248) 735-8850 ext.217

Oxford: Rock Steady Boxing
The Legacy Center of Oxford
925 N Lapeer Rd
Oxford, MI 48371
Contact: Maria Abboud
Bullz Boxing Club

Delay the Disease – Exercise Program
October 1 – December 19, 2018
$120.00 for full 12 week session (24 classes)
McLaren Oakland in Oxford now offers group exercise for People with Parkinson’s. Delay the Disease TM is an evidenced-based fitness program designed to empower those living with Parkinson’s disease by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms. This program targets daily functional challenges and symptom-specific fitness agendas. Exercise plans are adapted to all levels of the disease, valuable to newly diagnosed and progressed states alike.
McLaren Oakland - Oxford Physical Therapy
385 N. Lapeer Road Oxford, MI 48371
Call 248-969-7360 for more information or to register for the upcoming session. pdf View Flyer Here (1.21 MB)

Rochester Hills: PD Adaptive Exercise Group
St. Irenaeus Church
771 Old Perch Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Instructor Carol Schram (586) 453-2162

Downtown Rochester - Rock Steady Boxing
The Studio Boxing & Fitness
150 Elizabeth Street
Rochester, MI 48307
Carol Schram (586) 453-2162
Email: DowntownRochester@RSBaffiliate.com

Royal Oak: PD Exercise Group
Beaumont Health System
3555 W. 13 Mile Rd
Neuroscience Center
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Weds 3:00 pm
$13.33 per class
Contact Jackie (248) 551-1000

Royal Oak: PWR Moves Class
Beaumont Health and Wellness Center
4949 Coolidge Hwy. Section E
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Thursdays 4pm-5pm
$18.00 per class
Classes taught by a Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist. Classes are limited to 5 to 8 participants who don't use an ambulatory device such as a walker or cane. Those who do use an ambulatory device are welcome to join our Wednesday group class from 3pm to 4pm at the Neuroscience Center on the Royal Oak campus.
Our PWR moves class includes large amplitude exercises in sit, standing, supine, lying on the stomach and in four point to facilitate functional movement and self-care performance, as well as circuit training for symptom management. Our classes are taught by physical and occupational therapists.

St. Clair Shores: Rock Steady Boxing
Lakeshore Family YMCA
23401 East Jefferson Ave
St Clair Shores, MI 48080
(behind St Lucy's) 
Classes are held Monday through Friday
12 noon to 1:30 pm.
Contact Cristi Henderson @ 313-575-8480
or email: MetroDetroit@RSBaffiliate

Troy: PD Fitness for Life 
Tues & Thurs 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free 1st session
6 Degree Burn Fitness Studio
1825 Brinston Dr.
Troy, MI 48083
Mike Demeter (248) 270-5676 (PD patient since 2012 – dedicated to improving the quality of life for people dealing with Parkinson’s.)

Troy: Rock Steady Boxing - Troy
The Boxing Rink
1705 Austin Drive, Troy MI 48083
Call Mike Martelli for details (248) 817-5243

Warren: PD Exercise Group
St. John Macomb - Medical Center
12000 E. 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48093
Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Release/Permission from Physician required
(586) 573-5123

West Bloomfield: Rock Steady Boxing - Oakland
6231 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 872-0262

West Bloomfield: PWR Moves for Parkinson’s
Henry Ford West Bloomfield
VITA Wellness Center (inside the hospital)
6777 W Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Thursday February 1, 11:30-12:30
You must call to register, Call 248-325-3870

West Bloomfield: Movingthru - Dance & Parkinson’s 
West Bloomfield Henry Ford Hospital
Thursdays*  12:30 - 1:30pm at Vita
Instructor:  Terrye Mock 
Call:  248 505-3951

*Toledo, Ohio: International Boxing Club (IBC)
5965 Telegraph Road
Toledo, OHIO 43612
419-450-8435 Coach Harry Cummins
E-mail: hec3rd@aol.com
About Knock Out Parkinson's: Parkinson's (KOP) is a therapeutic boxing program for individuals of varying ages diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The coach is a Certified Rock Steady Boxing Trainer. The program is a result of a Capstone project developed by a recent University of Toledo Occupational Therapy Doctorate graduate, Rachel Lopez (Martinez). There is NO FEE for this program.
Schedule for Knock Out Parkinson's
Monday - 9am to 10am
Tuesday - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Wednesday - 9am to 10am
Thursday - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Friday - 9am to 10am
Click on this link to see a GREAT video about the program:

 *Mishawaka, IN: Delay the Disease
Thursdays 2pm-3pm
Sprenger Health Care Mishawaka
60257 Bodnar Boulevard
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Free of Cost
Contact: Brandi Snider, PTA, CKTP
Director of Rehabilitation
*Located Out of State


Ann Arbor: Parkinson's Movement & Dance Class
Wednesdays, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Turner Senior Resource Center
2401 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
For more info and registration call:
Rachel Dewees @ 734-998-9350

Bloomfield: Movingthru – Parkinson’s & Dance
Thursdays, 1:45PM – 2:30PM – 1/2 hour social time after class
in the Bloomfield Township Senior Center Cafe
4/classes Non Res $24
FREE for Township Residents
Preregistration required – no drop-ins
Bloomfield Township Senior Center
4315 Andover Rd.
Bloomfield Township , MI 48302
Visit the website here.
For more information or to register please click here or call 248.723.3500

Bingham Farms: Yoga for Parkinson's & Other Neurologic Diseases
Yoga helps manage anxiety and depression and help control tremors while increasing mobility, flexibility and strength
Taught by Mindy Eisenberg, MHSA, C-IAYT, ERYT-500
Register at 800-852-9781
Space is limited
Michigan Parkinson Foundation
30400 Telegraph Road, Room 151
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

Farmington Hills: Movingthru - Dance & Parkinson’s 
Christina’s Adult Ballet & More Studio
31531 West 13 Mile Road 
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Most Mondays- 2:00pm 
$10 per class 
 For more information Call:
Terrye Mock- 248 505-3951 

Pontiac: Dance for Parkinson's Disease
Tuesdays 10:45AM – 12:00PM
Free and open to the public
Lead Teacher: Take Root Co-Director/Co-Founder Ali Woerner and/or Take Root Rehearsal Director Vivian Costello
Host organization: Take Root
Styles Taught: ballet, modern, jazz and tap.
Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital
Wellness Center
44405 Woodward Ave
Pontiac MI, 48341
For more information and an updated schedule, click here.

Pontiac: St.Joseph Mercy Oakland's Wellness Center Studio
44405 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48341
Main Campus Phone# 858-3000
All classes are free and open to the public
Registration is required 
To register call: 248-858-6200
For more info, visit the website at www.takerootdance.com
Dance for Parkinson's Disease participants will be empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. This class is an aesthetic experience that uses the elements of narrative, imagery and community to develop artistry and grace while addressing such PD specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation and depression. The classes engage participants' minds and bodies, and create an enjoyable, social enviroment that emphasizes dancing rather than therapy. Active demonstration by professional dancers inspires participants to recapture grace, while guided improvisation fosters creativity, and experimentation with movement.

Rochester: Dance for Parkinson's hosted by Take Root
11:00am - 12:15pm Meets weekly
Contact Ali Woener takerootdance@gmail.com No fee, but donations are accepted. Classes will not meet June and July
Oakland University
371 Varner Drive
Varner Hall Rm 132
Rochester, MI 48309

Class schedule for the 2017/2018 year

(Times: 11:00 am - 12:15pm)
2017: Sep 23, Oct 21, Nov 4, Dec 9
2018: Jan 6, Feb 10, Mar 24, April 7

Rochester: Older Person's Commision (OPC)
650 Letica Drive
Rochester, MI 48307
(248) 656-1403
Every Wednesday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Contact: Alli Woerner: takerootdance@gmail.com






Battle Creek: Rock Steady Boxing
Mondays and Thursdays 5:30-6:45
Rock Solid Wellness Studio 
1332 E Columbia Ave. 
Battle Creek, MI 49014
Call 269-209-5259 or www.rocksolidptstudio.com for info/questions ($15 per class)
ASK Anne Clark for information on other exercise 
classes available in BC at 269-441-0920
Kalamazoo: YMCA in Portage
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Delay the Disease: 3 levels 
(level is determined by assessment)
2900 W. Centre Street
Portage, MI 49024
Contact Trish Harrison (269) 459-4881
DTD Certified Instructor: Sheri Shon
Fee is $90 for Y memebers
$160 for community/nonmembers
Kalamazoo: Bronson Athletic Club 
6789 Elm Valley Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Exercise Class meets twice weekly
Cost of $100.00 for 12 weeks
Call 269-544-3200 for questions or to register
You can also get one on one session with 
one of the class instructors for additional fee
Kalamazoo: Friendship Village 
1400 N. Drake Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
Cost of $5.00/class
Dancing with Parkinson’s meets once weekly
Delay the Disease exercise class; meets twice weekly
Call Frank Loffredo at 269-381-0560 ext 532 to register




Marquette: Pedaling for Parkinson's
Marquette YMCA
1420 Pine St.
Marquette, MI 49855
Held on Mon, Wed & Friday
1:00 pm - 2:00pm
No fee
Details available on site
Contact Christina Bennett (906) 227-9622
Traverse City: Parkinson's Exercise Group
Physical Therapy Gym
550 Munson Ave.
Traverse City, MI
2nd Wednesday & 4th Thursday
To register call 231-935-8600
View Flyer Here


Frankfort: Dancing for Parkinson's
Betsie Hosick Fitness Center
102 Airport Road
Frankfort, Michigan 49635
Every Thursday at 11:00 am
$7.50 for non members. Free for members.
Call Jo-Ann Tarkington @ 231-352-9661

Marquette: Movement and Dance for Those with Parkinson’s
Tuesdays and Fridays 2:00 – 3:15 PM
Saturdays 1:00- 2:15 PM
Free of charge
Lead Teacher: Marge Sklar
Sponsoring organizations: Dance Zone and Lake Superior Hospice
Dance Zone
1113 Lincoln Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855
For more information or to register please contact Marge Sklar at (906) 236-1457
or via email by marge@dancezonemqt.org


Grand Haven: GO Group
Exercise based class with educational, speech,
and cognitive components
Runs on a 6 week basis
every Friday from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Generations Care-Muskegon
945 E. Sherman Blvd
Muskegon, MI 49444
Ability to run class at Generation Care clinic as well
$48.00 for 6 week class
Need to call for availiability and when the next class is starting
(231) 737-4373

Grand Haven: Pedaling for Parkinson's
YMCA Tri-Cities
1 Y Dr.
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Contact: Erica Phelps
(616) 842-7051 ext. 224
Permission from physician required
Classes run Tues, Thurs, & Friday
10:30 am - 11:15 am
$10 pass for non-members, free to members

Grand Haven: Pedaling For Parkinson's
Tandem bicycling
$6.00 per ride, with volunteer rider, which GC could help to coordinate. For more info call: 616-935-3300
Located at 
Generation Care Grand Haven
16760 Lincoln St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Grand Rapids: 3M - Music, Motion, and Mobility Class Wednesdays and Fridays 1:15pm-2:15pm
Mercy Saint Mary's
220 Cherry SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
1st Floor Conference Room
Physician's approval to participate required
*Participant needs to be safe and independent in
standing exercises or have a helper to guide them.
Open to anyone with balance or walking challenge
Cost is $3.00 per session or
11 sessions can be pre-paid for $30.00
Contact Judy Overmyer, PT
Mercy Saint Mary's Hauenstein 
Phone: 616-685-6749
Fax: 616-685-8908

Grand Rapids: Power Up Exercise Class
Class meets Every Monday during the school year from 4:30pm - 5:45pm
This class is led by Cathy Harro, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Program,
Grand Valley State University
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences (CHS)
301 Michigan St, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
There is an approval process: Contact Cathy at (616) 331-5974 and she will follow up with you with an evaluation/screening appointment as well as describing the level of activity. There is no charge and both men and women may participate. A doctor's approval is required.

Grand Rapids: Rock Steady Boxing
West Michigan, LLC
6538 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
(616) 634-4250

Grand Rapids: Tai Chi
Classes meet Every Monday from
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tai chi, a balance-based exercise, is one non-pharmaceutical therapy which has been studied in patients with Parkinson's disease. A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that Tai Chi may improve balance and prevent falls among people with Parkinson's disease.
The class is for beginners and is $40 for 10 weeks.
East Leonard Medical Complex
2680 Leonard St, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
For more information contact: Ruth Kizer (616) 866-4256 or Brenda Schroeder (616) 866-1205 or (616) 450-9844 or bschreoder@chartmi.net

Holland: Pedaling for Parkinson's
Evergreen Commons
480 State St
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 355-5108

Muskegon: Pedaling for Parkinson's
Contact Generation Care, Muskegon
(231) 737-4374

Muskegon: Parkinson's Pool Class
Exercise based class
Monday and Thursday from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Generation Care-Muskegon
945 E. Sherman Blvd
Muskegon, MI 49444
$6.00 per class, can purchase a punch card-
for a slightly discounted per class rate
No monthly commitment required
We have the capabilities to run this class at our
Generation Care Grand Haven location but haven't had enough interest

Muskegon and Spring Lake: Generation Care
Many programs geared for people with PD, including Pedaling for PD water exercise and more at several locations
Call (231) 737-4374
There is a fee

Wyoming: Metro Health Exercise Class for Parkinson's Patients
Metro Health Conference Center
2225 Byron Center Avenue, SW
Wyoming, MI 49519
Classes meet Every Tuesday from
11:00am - 12:00pm
The class is FREE but you must register by calling Parkinson Association of West MI Exercise Group (616) 252-7199


Grand Haven: Dancing for Parkinson’s/West Michigan - Lakeshore
Wednesdays, 1:30 to 2:30 PM
Financial Support Provided, in part, by Parkinson’s Association of West Michigan
Head Teacher: Cathy Gamby
Assistant Head Teacher: MiMi Dunne
Accompanist: Karen Frederiksen
Coordinator and teacher: Janice White
Classes held at
Spotlight Dance Academy
1445 Columbus Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Classes are free, however donations are welcome.
Questions: DancingForParkinsons@gmail.com or
call Jan at (616) 846-4097
Vist our Website at: danceforpd.org
Please join us! All PD levels, plus family member or caregiver welcome. Call to confirm class dates.

Grand Rapids: Ballroom Dance Class: Dancing with Parkinson's Disease
Meets Every Tuesday. Times have not been finalized at this time.
Mary Free Bed Adaptive Sports Program is offering a Ballroom Dance class. This dance class will provide fun and enjoyable exercise routines to calm and relax the symptoms of PD. This class is suitable for all age groups, and for people with neurological and/or physical disabilities. A dance partner is encouraged but not mandatory.
Mary Free Bed YMCA
5500 Burton St, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 285-9077
NOTE: PROGRAM NOT YET FINALIZED. Contact Jo Garber at (941) 587-9420 for the most current and up to date information related to this program.

Grand Rapids: GR Ballet School - Dancing with Parkinson's Disease
Meets Every Tuesday
12:00pm - 12:45pm
This 45 minute movement class is designed to increase the flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination of persons with Parkinson's Disease. The class progresses from seated exercises to standing exercises at a bar to movements across the floor, all to live piano accompaniment. Spouses, caretakers, and friends are all encouraged to participate!
Grand Rapids Ballet
Meijer-Royce Center for Dance
341 Ellsworth Ave, SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Contact Attila Mosolygo at AttilaM@grballet.com
The Grand Rapids Ballet Main Office phone is:
(616) 454-4771 ext. 17


Flint: Genesse County - Parkinson's Wellness Recovery(PWR!) Class
Fridays 10:00-11:00 am
University of Michigan Flint
Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) class
Presented by: Dr. Amy Yorke, PT, PhD, NCS
Class is free of charge, however you must pre-register. 

Urban Health and Wellness Center
1153 William S. White Building 509 N. Harrison Street
Flint, MI 48502

(734) 417-8963 PT_Heart@umflint.edu
PWR! is a PD-specific skill training program to maintain or restore skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements.
This CLASS is about empowerment – teaching you what you CAN do to use your FULL potential and get the most out of life.
The Urban Health and Wellness Center is on the first floor of the William S. White building on UM-Flint’s campus. There are specific parking spots for the Urban Health and Wellness center, or metered parking available.

Grand Blanc: PWR! PD Exercise Group
Every Tuesday PWR! Moves (multilevel) - 10:00 am
Every Thursday PWR! Moves (level 3-4) - 10:00 am
Every Thursday PWR! Cycle (level 1-2) - 10:00 am
Members free,
Non-members $15 per class
Ascension Genesys Health Club
801 Health Park Blvd.
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Contact: Angee Ludwa @ 248-760-2019
or aludwa@comcast.net

Grand Blanc: Rock Steady Boxing
Every Monday Rock Steady Boxing (level1-2) 1:30 pm
Every Friday Rock Steady Boxing(multilevel) – 1:00 pm
Members free
Non-members $5 per class
Ascension Genesys Health Club
801 Health Park Blvd.
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Contact: Angee Ludwa @ 248-760-2019
or aludwa@comcast.net
Program Manager @ 810-606-7518

Jackson: Pedaling for Parkinson's
YMCA Jackson
127 W Wesley St
Jackson, MI 49201
Mon, Wed & Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor Jennie Lapp (517) 784-9622

Jackson: Pedaling for Parkinson's
Contact the Jackson YMCA (517) 782-0537
Jackson: Summit Branch YMCA
Rock Steady Boxing on Tues, Thurs & Sat 
1 pm - 2:30 pm 
Mailynn Pratt, Instructor (517) 240-9022
2151 Ferguson Rd. 
Jackson, MI 49201

Lansing: Parkinson's Fitness Program
Mondays 6:30 pm boxing,
Tuesdays 1:00 pm exercise,
Wednesdays 6:30 pm exercise,
Thursdays 1:00 pm exercise
12-week program,
Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club
2900 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing MI 48823
No fee - Sponsored by Making the Turn Golf
Contact Rus Zalkin (517) 364-88244

Lansing: Rock Steady Boxing - Gloved Ones
1010 Ballard St
Lansing, MI 48906
Every Tues. starting Aug. 15
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
$60 per month - 12 classes
(517) 449-5995

Lansing: The Recovery Project -PWR! & Rock Steady Boxing
3960 Patient Care Drive, Suite 117
Lansing, MI 48911
Phone: 517.325.0996
Fax: 517.882.8940
PWR! Wellness Classes
View Flyer
View Class Schedule

Midland: Mid Michigan Medical Center
Bay Medical Center Rehabilitation West Campus
4000 Wellness Dr, Midland, MI 48670
Weekly classes
$2.00 per session
(989) 667-6767

Midland: Rock Steady Boxing - Mid Michigan
4612 James Savage Rd.
Midland, MI 48642
Mon - Thurs
9:00 am - 11 am, and 5:30 pm
(844) 829-2778

Starting September 11th, 2017
Tuesdays 2:30 pm
Carl's Center Room 2138
Health Professions Building
Central Michigan University
Contact (989) 774-3904
*PWR!MOVES is a Parkinson's Disease
Specific skill training program to maintain or restore skills that deteriorate and interfere with everyday movements.
Contact: Danielle Puckett at pucke1dn@cmich.edu or (313) 820-9975

Saginaw: Tri Cities Support Group Weekly Exercise Program
Thursdays at 9 am
Wescourt Retirement Community, Saginaw 48603
Free of charge
Contact Martin Mann (989) 577-9574


Okemos: Parkindance class
Wednesdays 1:00 pm
Happendance Okemos
3448 Hagadorn Rd. Suite C
Okemos, MI 48864
No fee- Sponsored by Making The Turn Golf
Contact Diane Newman (517) 333-3528


*Located out of state

Financial Assistance for Parkinson's Medication

Michigan Parkinson Foundation can assist people (financially qualified) with Parkinson's disease obtain some relief for PD medication cost (only certain medications apply). Qualified individuals must be a Michigan resident. We take into consideration not only annual income but how much you pay out of pocket for medical bills. Once you complete the application and meet all criteria, your medications will be mailed directly to you.

To apply for medication assistance, complete the application and return to MPF by email, fax, or mail to:

Michigan Parkinson Foundation
30400 Telegraph Rd Suite 150
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

Fax: 248.433.1150


MPF staff can also assist you to find alternative methods of funding your medication costs.

Financial Assistance for Respite Care

Out of the Home Respite Financial Assistance

Michigan Parkinson Foundation can provide people with Parkinson's disease financial assistance of up to $1,575.00 per family/per year at a respite care center of their choice. People applying for this program must have Parkinson's disease, be a resident of Michigan and attend a respite care program in Michigan. For more details click here.

To apply for this program: Identify a respite center you would like to attend, complete the application, then submit the application by email  or Contact Us at the MPF office. MPF will contract with the respite center of your choice and be billed directly for the services (up to $1,575.00 per calendar year). This program is designed to provide family members with short term out of home respite assistance. 


In-Home Respite Financial Assistance 

Michigan Parkinson Foundation can provide people with Parkinson's disease financial assistance for in-home respite care. The family member must have physician diagnosed Parkinson’s disease and be referred to the MPF by a health care professional. To apply for in-home respite care, complete the application (along with income verification) and return to us. 

For more information or to apply for in-home respite assistance Contact Us or email the MPF office. 

Professional Education for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

Parkinson's disease may be difficult to diagnose and requires skill to manage it in order for the patient to attain optimum health. MPF is committed to providing access for physicians and health care professionals to educational programs geared to enhancing their knowledge and skill in dealing with this complex condition.

The Michigan Parkinson Foundation and the Michigan Parkinson Initiative conduct programs for health professionals to assist them in learning more about Parkinson's disease and the care and management of people affected by this complex disorder. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Michigan Parkinson Foundation at (248) 433-1011 or (800) 852-9781 or click here.

Training of Staff in Extended Care Facilities

A program is currently under development to provide programs to staff in nursing homes and other extended care facilities. MPF is seeking interested volunteer nurses and family members who would be willing to participate in a training program to enable them to go on site to instruct nursing home staff. Please contact the MPF office at (800)852-9781 to inquire about volunteer opportunities and/or scheduling a training session at your facility.

Care of the Parkinsonian in Nursing Home

The Michigan Parkinson Foundation also has a 45 minute videotaped program which provides the basics about care of the person with Parkinson's in a nursing home. The program was produced in 1990, but concepts are still valid. Content includes the following:

  • What is Parkinson's disease
  • Medication Management
  • Mobility
  • Communication
  • Altered nutrition
  • Emotions

The tape and accompanying materials can be purchased by contacting the Michigan Parkinson Foundation. Call (800) 852-9781 or click here.

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