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CLASS IS CANCELED FOR TODAY

*Join us for either a virtual class through Zoom OR an in-person class at Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania’s office in Bellevue*

Please note the new start time of 10:00am.

Instructor: Susan Cruz

One of the best forms of exercise for Parkinson’s is the ancient Chinese art, T’ai Chi for the following reasons:

  • T’ai Chi is more accessible as it is typically done standing up and can be adapted to be done sitting on a chair or in a wheelchair
  • Movements are slow and repetitive which help the brain connections reformat for improved movement
  • Mental – Increased movement, increases dopamine which helps rewire the connections for movement
  • Social – classes with others helps with the loneliness and isolation inherent to the disease
  • Physical – physical movement increases the production of dopamine which increases the ability to move – which increases the desire to move and becomes a positive spiral for improvement and remediation

Each class will include basic warm up exercises and learning of the Yang style 24 movement form.  No previous experience with T’ai Chi is necessary and caregivers are welcomed and encouraged to join in also.

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Date:
August 30
Time:
10:00 am - 10:45 am
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Venue

Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania
575 Lincoln Avenue
Bellevue, PA 15202 United States
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Phone:
412-837-2542

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