Moving Day Boston — Local Impact

Making an Impact in Boston

Through your participation in Moving Day, you are providing resources and programs to your loved one with Parkinson’s. Your support helps the Parkinson’s Foundation fund:

Center of Excellence – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Center of Excellence – Massachusetts General Hospital

Free Resources

Moving Day Boston helps provide free resources in your community:

  • Aware in Care hospitalization kits
  • Educational Books
  • Toll-free Helpline
  • Wellness Classes

Community Programs

Moving Day Boston helps support existing programs and launch new ones to help people with Parkinson’s live life well. Click on a link below to find more information about the program.

Exercise.fw.pngExercise & Nutrition

Art & Music Therapy


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Expanding Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) is designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s and aims to improve core strength, coordination, and balance. The program focuses on boxing exercises. Classes are once per week, 1.5 hours each, and are taught by an RSB-certified instructor.

How to sign up: For more information please call Wellness Works at 617-667-5215.

Dates: 12 weeks of Rock Steady Boxing are offered per season. There are four classes per season: Tuesdays at 11:00am, Tuesdays at 1:00pm, Thursdays at 11:00am, and Thursdays at 1:00pm. The next session of Tuesday classes will go from August 7th-October 23rd. The next RSB session of Thursday classes will be from August 16th-November 1st.

Location: Nonantum Boxing Club; 75 Adams Street; Newton, MA 02458

Is this program free for participants? No

Contact: Rachael Dawson Center, WellnessWorks@bidmc.harvard.edu

110 Fitness is the largest wellness center in the country for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Our philosophy at 110 Fitness is to “Be Fit. Be Mindful. Be Well. Be 110.” By combining physical exercise with ancillary mindful and wellness programs, our members are provided with all the supports necessary to live their best lives at 110%.

How to sign up: By visiting our facility or calling us at 781 616 3313. Participants can also submit inquiries via our website: 110fitness.org.

Dates: July 1, 2018 through June 30th, 2019

Location: 200B Weymouth Street, Rockland MA 02370

Is this program free for participants? TBD

Contact: Brett Miller, bmiller@110fitness.org

Nutrition Program for Individuals & Families Affected by Parkinson’s Disease provides 3,700 medically tailored meals to the doorsteps of 15-20 individuals affected by Parkinson’s Disease, a significant increase over fiscal year 2018 projections. 94% of these clients will be food insecure and living in poverty.

How to sign up: Clients are referred by their healthcare provider or case manager or can self-refer themselves through our website or by phone.

Dates: Our nutrition program accepts referrals on a rolling basis. Once enrolled, clients receive a weekly delivery of five days worth of lunches, dinners and snacks. Clients are reassessed every six months to ensure we are meeting their nutritional needs.

Location: Every Boston neighborhood and 20 surrounding cities and towns.

Is this program free for participants? Yes

Contact: Leigh Kalbacker lkalbacker@servings.org


  Art Music & Therapy

Calling All Artist! Cultivating Art, Music, and Creativity in the Parkinson’s Disease Community of Greater Boston. This program networks artists with Parkinsons and provides a forum to share resources and ideas about how to stay involved in the arts while managing the challenges of PD.

How to sign up: Contact Lissa Kapust, program coordinator; 617 667-5150

Dates: We meet every other month; 5:30 to 7pm.

Location: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston MA

Is this program free for participants? Yes

Contact: Lissa Kapust lkapust@bidmc.harvard.edu


For more information on how to help, get involved or to learn more about programs and services in Boston, please call us at 617-657-0788 or email us at scheung@parkinson.org.

Community grants are made possible through the efforts of Moving Day, the Parkinson’s Foundation and the support of our local community.

Moving Day has raised nearly $22 million and brought more than 130,000 participants together.