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Programs / Support Groups Educational Programs
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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Special Programs

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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)592-2318
    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

 

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