MSA/PSP Support Group – Zoom

While closely related a diagnosis of MSA or PSP can have different meaning and impact for the individual and their family. Meeting monthly, Akiko facilitates this online community of support.

Contact Akiko for further details or to join a meeting. 503.853.9584

PD without a Partner Support Group – Zoom

Join with others living with Parkinson’s and navigating the disease without the support of a spouse or partner. Learn about resources and find a community that understands many of your concerns.

Call PRO at 800.426.6806 for details to join the monthly meetings.

Online Chair Based Movement, Mondays

Join Laura Lou for virtual chair classes on zoom. Classes are Mondays 11am to Noon, sessions typically run 12 weeks.

Register at www.pro.eventbrite.com or call 800.426.6806

These classes have been designed specifically for those with Parkinson’s disease. This approach combines yoga, tai-chi and dance, improving flexibility, strength, balance and overall coordination. Great for those concerned with balance, needing the support of a chair, or simply hoping to add to an existing exercise program.

Sliding scale options for fees.

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Mindfulness Meditation – Online

older man and woman dressed in blue sitting to practice yoga

Numerous studies reveal the benefits of the practice, including reductions in symptoms related to anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain and more. Recent studies now specifically addressing the benefits of mindfulness for Parkinson’s Disease confirm promising results.

In partnership with Washington County This MINDFUL MEDITATION CLASS is about befriending the mind so that we can to the best of our ability work with the stressors in our life. Using the breath as our guide allows us to discover our innate capacities of compassion and wisdom to work with our lives.

Carepartners welcome to attend!

Note: After registering, you will receive a Zoom (video conference system) invite to your email that will allow you to connect every week. That email has a tutorial on how to use Zoom.

Instructed by:

Martha McJacobs has been a mindful practitioner and teacher for over 40 years. Her passion is to help people experience life in the present moment with courage and kindness.

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MSA/PSP Care Partner Support Group – Zoom

Open to family caregivers across the region who are caring for a loved one diagnosed with MSA or PSP. Please contact PRO at 800.426.6806 for information on this monthly online meeting and to find out about participating.

Zoom: Ashland Care Partner Group

This group is for family members who are in a caregiving role for a person living with Parkinson’s disease.  The group is peer facilitated and meets on the first and third Friday each month.

For information to join your first meeting, please connect with Ann, 415.279.8754.

Sing Along: In person (Beaverton) & Virtual

A fun and supportive hybrid in person and “virtual” song circle to practice projection, voice control and coordination through the joy of singing! Each session will start with a practice vocal warm-up and then sing your favorite songs with guitar accompaniment.

We will sing in person at the PRO office in Beaverton (8880 SW Nimbus Ave., Ste B, Beaverton, OR 97008) or if you can’t make it to join us personally, sign up for the virtual option, and you’ll receive a Zoom link shortly before the songs begin!

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Caring for a Parent Support Group – Zoom

Whether in your home or long distance, if you have a parent currently facing a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, this group will be a welcoming place for support, resource sharing and engagement.

Please email Nia for information and details to join your first meeting. [email protected]

Managing Anxiety in Parkinson’s Disease

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In Parkinson’s disease, the changes to mood and emotional well-being aren’t often at the forefront. These symptoms are prevalent and important to address.

We will focus on the fact that anxiety is more common in Parkinson’s disease and often an early symptom. Learn to recognize signs and symptoms, as well as self-help and professional supports that are available and effective.

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