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.


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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: Registration for new participants will be open after August 8.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 7.

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

Contact: Lissa Kapust, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,, 617-667-5150

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In the loop: Increasing Community Engagement for People with Parkinson’s

People with Parkinson’s often struggle to find and engage in community support and wellness activities that can make make life better. The Jewish Family & Children’s Service will create a “prescription” card that will be distributed by a movement disorders neurologist who has agreed to educate patients regarding the importance of engaging in community wellness activities. The physician will “prescribe” a phone call to an information line staffed by an occupational therapist who works with the PD community. Patients who call will be provided with personalized information catering to their needs and interests.

How to sign up: Through participating neurologists

Dates: September 2017 through April 2018

Location: Waltham, MA

Contact: Nancy Mazonson, Charlotte and Richard Okonow Parkinson’s Family Support, Jewish Family & Children’s Service,, 718-693-5069

Nutrition Program for People with Parkinson’s and their Family 

Through the Community Servings Nutrition Program for Individuals & Families Affected by Parkinson’s Disease 2,000 meals will be delivered to the homes of food insecure clients living with Parkinson’s. Dependent children and caregivers of clients will also receive meals. Community Servings will work with health and social service partners to ensure that all meals meet nutritional needs.

How to sign up: People living with Parkinson’s can refer themselves or be referred by their healthcare provider.

Dates: Participants receive a weekly delivery of five days worth of medically tailored lunches, dinners and snacks. Meals are delivered once a week, specific delivery day depends on address.

Location: Community Servings will provide meals to clients living in Boston neighborhoods and the 19 nearby cities and towns: Braintree, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Fitchburg, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Bedford, Quincy, Randolph, Revere, Somerville, Weymouth, Winthrop and Worcester

Contact: Leigh Kalbacker, Community Servings, Inc.,, 617-522-7777

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

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

123 events in the first seven years, more than 116,000 participants, and nearly $17M raised.