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Michigan Parkinson Foundation - Educational Programs
Educational Programs for People with Parkinson's and their Families

Living with Parkinson's

This education series of six or seven weeks, geared to people living with Parkinson's disease (people with PD, family, friends) was originally created in 1981 by health professionals at Harper Hospital in Detroit. The course, conducted for 2 to 2-1/2 hours once a week, is designed to provide the latest information on what Parkinson's disease is, available treatment and therapies, and coping. One facilitator is available throughout the program and various health professionals provide presentations and discussions. These presenters include a neurologist, nurse, physical and occupational therapists, a speech and language pathologist, and a social worker and/or psychologist. Frequently, the program includes people successfully coping with PD.

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    Orientation to Parkinson's

    A 2-hour program designed for those people who are newly diagnosed and their family and friends, intended to orient them to what Parkinson's disease is and what resources there are for them.

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    Exercise Programs

    •   St. John Macomb Hospital 
        Thursdays at 4 pm
        Medical Education Center
        11800 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren 48093
        (586) 573-5123
        There is a fee
    • St. John Hospital and Medical Center
      Tuesdays at 3 pm
      22101 Moross, Detroit MI 48236
      (313) 343-3744
      There is a fee
    • Mid Michigan Medical Center
      (800) 999-3199
      Bay Medical Center Rehabilitation West Campus
      Weekly classes
      $2.00 per session
      (989) 667-6767
    • William Beaumont Rehabilitation Center
      494 Coolidge, Royal Oak Mi 48073
      Every Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
      There is a fee and a physician prescription is required
      Contact  (248) 655-5800
    • Ann Arbor Support Group: Adaptive Exercise with Dr. Stuart Blatt
      Thursdays, 3:00 pm
      1st Presbyterian Church
      1432 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor
      Contact  Barry & Devorah Wolf (734) 996-3934
    • Howell:  Adaptive Exercise with Dr. Stuart Blatt
      Thursdays, 1:00 pm
      1st Presbyterian Church
      323 Grand River Ave., Howell
      Contact Jane Haessley (810)568-5055
    • Kalamazoo:  Bronson Hospital
      Delay the Disease:  3 levels
      Bronson Lifestyle Improvement Center
      6789 Elm Valley Drive, Kalamazoo 49009
      Contact Sheri Shon (269)544-3200 Ext. 285 or Tiffany at (269)341-7500
      There is a fee
    • West Bloomfield  Support Group:  Adaptive Exercise with Dr. Stuart Blatt
      Thursdays, 11:00 am  - Begins Oct. 23, 2014
      Jewish Community Center
      6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield MI 48322
      Contact Linda Klein (248)592-2339
      No fee
    • Rochester Support Group:  Adaptive Exercise with Dr. Stuart Blatt
      Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:15 am
      771 Old Perch Road, Rochester Hills MI 48307
      Contact Nancy Knitter (248)852-8464
    • Pedaling for Parkinson's
      Contact the Ann Arbor YMCA (734) 996-9622
      Contact the Jackson YMCA (517) 782-0537
      Contact Generation Care, Muskegon  (231) 737-4374
    • 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
    • Flint Area:   PWR! Exercise Class
      Genesys Athletic Club, 801 Health Park Blvd., Grand Blanc MI 48439
      Contact:  (810)606-7526
      There is a fee
    • Farmington Hills  YMCA
      Delay the Disease programs
      Contact:  (248)553-4020
      There is a fee
    • Macomb County YMCA
      Delay the Disease programContact:  Jamie Stec (586)468-1411
      There is a fee

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