Wellness & Exercise
Wellness Program at PFH
The centerpiece of our Wellness Center is our Wellness Program, which occurs every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:30am to 1:00pm year round in our office. Attendees participate in one hour of seated exercise, followed by lunch and games. Caregivers are encouraged to use this time for respite.
10:30am - 11:30am: Seated Exercise
11:30am - Noon: Lunch ($5 donation suggested)
Noon - 1pm: Social Activities/Games
The Wellness Program is FREE. Please see our calendar for scheduling.
For people with Parkinson’s, exercise is not only healthy, but a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities.
Benefits of exercise:
- Research has shown that exercise can improve gait, balance, tremor, flexibility, grip strength and motor coordination.
- There is a strong consensus among physicians and physical therapists that improved mobility decreases the risk of falls and some other complications of Parkinson’s disease.
Click here to download a list of exercise programs in your area.
The Nintendo Wii game station simulates various sports activities that can improve balance, coordination, reflexes and strength in an entertaining way. The Wii is located at the PFH office.
Improve your brain health and performance with our iPad, computer, books and puzzles. The Brain Gym activities focus on the 6 areas of brain function: language, visual, attention, motor control, sensory, and executive function. The Brain Gym is located at the PFH office but can be taken to support groups, by request.
The Theracycle is based off of the forced exercise theory, which helps a person with Parkinson’s push through their daily exercise with a motorized stationary bike that allows a full body workout to maintain strength and balance. The Theracycle is located at the PFH office.