Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson's Centre
Regular exercise is an essential component in the management of Parkinson's. While exercise is important for everyone's health, it is particularly important for people with Parkinson's. Exercise plays a major role in maintaining muscle strength, balance, flexibility, ability to walk safely, and ability to carry out activities of daily living. It can also help with some other Parkinson's symptoms, including constipation, sleep problems and anxiety or depression.
If you prefer to continue with your own regular exercise routines following diagnosis with Parkinson's, that's wonderful! If you haven't done much exercise lately or you want to try something different, you may be interested in joining a community program such as water fitness or tai chi. It is always important to check with your doctor to ensure that the activity program you select is appropriate for your functional ability.
HeadWay’s Parkinson’s Exercise Program
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Seated only exercises with free weights, balls, and bands.
Location: Cedar Hill Recreation Centre (Pre-registration required)
In our exercise program you will be well supported as we have a qualified instructor, an attendant, and volunteers to provide additional attention, assist you and book your handyDART transportation. These programs are designed for those who can follow through on exercises independently. Please call Lindsay Beal, Parkinson’s Outreach Coordinator, to determine your eligibility to register for these programs, at 250-475-6677, or email Lindsay.
HeadWay’s Motion Ways Movement Meditation Program
Monday’s 11:15 – 12:15
Using music and movement, Lindsay Beal facilitates a process of exploration, crativity and mindfulness. Set your own pace and enjoy the thythms. For more information contact Lindsay , at 250-475-6677, or email Lindsay.
Register with Gordon Head Rec. Centre. 250-475-7100.
For a great set of Walking Stretches please check out this link.
There are also exercise programs with ParkinGo classes ....have a look!