Update: May 2021
Although our country is opening back up following the Covid 19 Pandemic, some people may still want to access virtual groups and services from their home. There are many options available to you below.
Online Parkinson's Exercise Programs
The Parkinson's exercise pros have really stepped up. There are so many options available to you for working out at home. You can really be working out with trainers from all over the world without leaving your home.
Tremble Clefs Online with Karen Skipper
Singing not only helps your voice, but it is a great mood lifter and we can all use that. Music therapist, Karen Skipper, of the O.C. Tremble Clefs is holding online sessions. For information, please contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rogue in Motion Online PD Exercise and Wellness Classes
Claire has been offering in person classes for people with Parkinson's for over five years. She is now offering online memberships. Rogue in Motion offers exercise classes, cooking classes, brain game classes and more.
Coach Me Strong
Coach Me Strong is a new one on one online exercise program that matches you up with a coach for a personalized program and an accountability partner.
Rx Ballroom Dancing
Our favorite dance teacher, Erin Angelo, is back in the studio but still offering virtual options.
Sunday Mornings with Twitchy Women
Sharon Krischer is bringing us together on Zoom every other Sunday morning at 10:00. This fun group of women with PD is getting together for all different things, some Parkinson's related and some not. Topics have included exercise, sketchbook journaling, drumming, and more.
PMD Alliance Live Online Support Groups and Webinars
The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Alliance offers many online support groups for people with Parkinson's, care partners, and family members. They also offer live educational webinars and you can find a full library of recorded webinars on many subjects related to Parkinson's.
Although the Parkinson Place is located in Florida, they currently have many resources available online from exercise classes to support groups and educational events. You have to sign up to be a member but it is free to anyone with Parkinson's and their caregivers.
Fun Things to Try from Home
AARP Games Online - puzzles, cards and brain games
Clock Yourself - This exercise app will challenge your body and brain. The app does cost $1.99 but well worth it.
The Daily Mini - Challenge your friends to a daily mini crossword and see who can do it the fastest.
Join a Virtual Book Club - 9 online clubs to choose from
Lumosity - This app is sure to challenge your memory and attention and gives your brain a daily workout.
Online Nightly Opera from the Met - a different opera every night
National Parks Virtual Tour - take in the scenery from home
Online Parkinson's Exercise Classes - classes of all levels
Qigong-Tai Chi - online or in the park - San Clemente
Take a Virtual Tour of the Louvre - next best thing to being there
Virtual Travel Talk - missing travel? Experience the world from home.
Words With Friends - If brain games are your thing, this might be for you.
Online Parkinson's Forums/ Support Groups Can Keep You Connected from Home
We know it isn't the same as meeting in person but if your support group isn't meeting right now, you may want to consider joining a private Facebook Group for PWP. There are many out there. Below are just a few. You could also start your own private group just for your support group.