Update: July 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.
AudAbility by MusicWorx
MusicWorx’s AudAbility(™) program helps people with Parkinson’s Disease to live out loud.We believe that living with Parkinson’s doesn’t have to be isolating or limiting. Through music therapy and wellness-based approaches, we empower individuals to cultivate a good quality of life. Based in San Diego.
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.
Long Beach Memorial Virtual Parkinson's Wellness Program
The MemorialCare Rehabilitation Institute at Long Beach Medical offers a Virtual Parkinson’s Wellness Program for people who are having difficulty moving, speaking and thinking due to Parkinson’s Disease or Parkinson’s-like symptoms.
This virtual class includes a screening to determine eligibility. Caregivers are encouraged to attend and assist loved ones as needed. This program is assisted by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.
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.
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.
Rx Ballroom Dancing
Our favorite dance teacher, Erin Angelo, is back in the studio but still offering virtual options.
San Francisco Ballet Parkinson's Program
Designed specifically for individuals with Parkinson’s and their spouses, family members, friends, and care partners, these joyful dance classes integrate ballet, modern, and folk dance and are designed to honor Parkinson’s specific concerns such as balance, flexibility, coordination, isolation, and depression. San Francisco Ballet School is offering both weekly in-studio and zoom classes. Contact Lead Teacher Cecelia Beam at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to join the class.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.