Steady and Strong Parkinson's Program

This evidence based wellness program empowers people with Parkinson’s Disease to live better. This program uses exercise to manage the disease and regain control of movement.

Exercise plans are adapted to all levels of the disease, so the program is valuable to newly diagnosed and progressed states alike. The group meets to exercise and support one another.

Aside from total body group exercise, the program includes a fine motor skills class. The goals are to increase fine motor skills, to better upper extremity coordination, and trunk control, and to improve posture through exercises and activities.

This program is offered at NO COST to Parkinson’s patients and their families and has an average group exercise class attendance of 18 people.

While individuals may come for exercise, they will find so much more than that. Come to try out the class!

If you're a new participant, simply come the first day and fill out a waiver. If you decide to join the class, staff will give you the appropriate papers to bring back at a later date. 

In person group exercise classes are offered weekly on  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 1:00pm - 2:00pm at the Flowood Branch.

In addition to group exercise, there is also a fine motor skills class offered on Wednesdays at 2:00pm.

Program Benefits:

  • Three times a week in person group exercise classes that offer:
    • cardio
    • muscle strengthening
    • hand-eye coordination
    • balance exercises
  • Special events as chosen by the class
  • In-person Chair Class or Virtual class offered on Mondays at 1:00pm
  • Fine Motor skills classes offered on Wednesdays at 1:00pm
  • Care Partner Support meetings offered the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm

 

If you or a family member would want to come and try the class, please join us! Visiting from out of town? No problem. We would love to have you as well. Simply fill out a guest waiver in order to participate. 

See the program calendar below for this month's classes!

Questions? Contact Amy Rimmer at YMarketing@MetroYMCAMS.org or by calling (601) 326-0542. 

Steady and Strong Revised January Calendar

The Y needs your help and support to continue to grow this program.

Support the program in the following ways:

1. Click here to donate to the program now!

2. Join the program as a volunteer or an instructor. 

Email Amy Rimmer for more information at YMarketing@MetroYMCAMS.org

3. Participate in the annual Spinathon!

Spinathon 2024