Making an Impact in Los Angeles County
Through your participation in Moving Day walks in Los Angeles County, you are providing resources and programs to your loved one with Parkinson’s. Your support helps the Parkinson’s Foundation fund:
Our Moving Day Los Angeles and North LA County events help provide free resources in your community:
- Aware in Care hospitalization kits
- Educational Books
- Toll-free Helpline
- Wellness Classes
Moving Day Los Angeles and North LA County help 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.
5K Training Program
With the help of the Parkinson’s Foundation the 5K Training Team will be able to continue their team-based community program for people with Parkinson’s. Family and friends are encouraged to participate in the program to support their loved one and to enjoy the benefits of a professionally coached training program. Research has established the benefit of exercise for people with Parkinson’s. The 5K Training Team begins each session with Tai Chi, followed by aerobic exercise. The program also emphasizes a good time. The team format draws on reports showing that social interaction, an outdoor setting and a goal race can contribute to motivation and program success. Many members of the team have returned season after season, providing clear evidence of its appeal. In addition to a chip-timed community goal race, the team will participate in Moving Day Los Angeles on October 28, 2017.
How to sign up: There is no charge to participants and everyone is welcome. Participants must sign a waiver.
Dates: The team meets weekly, usually on Thursdays and does not train in December or in the hottest summer months. The team also meets for two to three races and participates in Moving Day Los Angeles events.
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, a public space encircled by a 5K track. Additionally, the team meets at the site of goal races.
Contact: Sarah Ingersoll, University of Southern California, firstname.lastname@example.org, 626-796-4745
Parkinson’s re+move Exercise Classes
Our exercise classes are led by therapists and trainers who specialize in neurology and have done advanced training specifically in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The exercise classes are challenging enough to create brain change and promote recovery so participants will be feeling better, moving better and having fun!
Classes are organized based on ability-levels of the participants to promote support and encouragement and to ensure all participants are challenged appropriately.
The aim of the classes is also to promote health behavior change through education and making exercise a regular routine.
re+move high intensity exercise classes (re+move and re+move modifed) are split into 2 different sessions based on participant “athletic abilities” or how independent you are with functional movements and balance.
Dates: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Location: Westchester & El Segundo
re+move El Segundo: Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 at Legacy Dance Academy
re+move modified re+active: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 at [re+active]
re+move Saturday re+active: 11:00 at [re+active]
El Segundo Classes are at Legacy Dance Academy, 730 S Allied Way, Suite G, El Segundo, CA
[re+active] LA 8830 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
How to sign up: Email email@example.com or call 424-225-1845
Contact: Erin Caudill PT, DPT, NCS
Co-owner, Wellness Director, Physical Therapy Specialist
Lineage’s Dance for Joy
With help from the Parkinson’s Foundation, Lineage Dance and the Lineage Performing Arts Center provide free acting, dance, movement and voice classes to people in north east Los Angeles County. The classes help fight the progression of PD, and provide a sense of community and safety.
How to sign up: There is no need to sign up, just go to www.lineagepac.org/classes and find the class that’s right for you.
Then just show up a few minutes before class dressed to move!
Dates: See the updated class schedule at www.lineagepac.org/classes
Location: The Lineage Performing Arts Center
89 S. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
Contact: Brian Elerding
Parkinson’s Wellness Program
The Parkinson’s Wellness Program of Long Beach is a weekly maintenance class that helps people living with PD maintain their motor, speech and cognitive skills. The class utilizes evidence-based practice and high energy fun to challenge participants in a group setting.
How to sign up: Call 562-933-9283 or visit! Participants are asked to complete brief screening tests. Qualifying participants will then complete participation forms.
Dates: Wednesdays at Noon
Location: Outpatient Neuro Rehab Clinic, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Contact: Betsaida Cruz-Coble, PT, DPT, NCS, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Boxing Wellness Program
We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. We use a complete wellness centered approach to help those living with Parkinson’s stand a fighting chance. Through non-contact boxing, health & fitness coaching, education & support we are helping our clients fight back and live the best life possible! Our classes are kept small so that we may offer more individualized attention. We have found this approach to be most beneficial for our clients. Initial assessments are performed upon admission to the program & at frequent intervals to measure progress and track our client’s goals. Our program includes Yoga, Mindfulness & Pilates Stretch as well as other guest instructors. We are continuing to add new therapies & wellness instructors to our program as well as an education component.
How to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 805-225-7511
Dates: Monday Weds Thurs Sat times vary by day.
Location: Agoura Fitness 28716 Road Side Drive, Agoura, CA 91301
Contact: Josh Ripley
For more information on how to help, get involved or to learn more about programs and services in Los Angeles County, please call us at 661-360-5544 or email@example.com.
Community Grants are made possible through the efforts of Moving Day, the Parkinson’s Foundation and the support of our local community.