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Drumming for Parkinson's — Winter Series

This winter, Doug Pickard, REMO Health Rhythms Facilitator and Rock Steady Boxing Affiliate Owner, leads an 8-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.

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

Registration for this series closes Wednesday, January 6.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Capacity: 25
Fees: Free

 

Please note: In the "Participant Information" section of this event registration form, you will be asked for your "Registration Type". The information collected here will provide a better understanding of the Parkinson's communities in which we serve, as well as improve our advocacy efforts on behalf of those living with Parkinson's disease. If you have any concerns with regard to the collection of this information, please contact us.

Important: If you will be watching this presentation with a partner or group, only one registration is required. Instructions on how to access the webinar will be sent in an email approximately 24 hours before the webinar's start time.

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