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Drumming for Parkinson's Series

This summer, Doug Pickard, REMO Health Rhythms Facilitator and Rock Steady Boxing Affiliate Owner, leads a 7-week drumming class for Parkinson's.

Express your feelings with easy-to-follow beats and rhythms, and add drumming to your toolbox of therapies and self-management strategies! Studies have shown that the rhythmic sound and movement of drumming may help improve motor skills, mood, and cognition in people with Parkinson's.

This series will apply the REMO Health Rhythms protocol — a holistic and evidence-based program for healthy, non-strenuous workout with a focus on socialization. One of the main goals of Health Rhythms is to understand the mind-body connection in the context of music-making. Doug and his colleagues are adapting this program to target the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

We welcome all people with Parkinson's disease and their carepartners to these classes. Registrants are encouraged to commit to the full series, as each session will build on skills and techniques introduced weekly. No musical experience is necessary.

Introductory Information Session

Drumming for Parkinson's — Introductory Information Session

Join us for an introductory session to learn about the history of drumming as a medicinal tool. Doug will also discuss recent research into its specific benefits for people with Parkinson's.

The webinar will close with a question and answer period.

Date: Wednesday, July 8
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Fees: Free

 

Registration for this webinar will close on Monday, July 6

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Class Information

Drumming for Parkinson's Classes

We welcome all people with Parkinson's disease and their carepartners to these classes. Registrants are encouraged to commit to the full series, as each session will build on skills and techniques introduced weekly. No musical experience is necessary.

Participants will need hand drumming equipment, such as a coffee can, box, or bucket.

Dates: Wednesdays, July 15, 22, & 29, August 5, 12, 19, & 26
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Capacity: 25
Fees: Free

 

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