Moving Day Miami — Local Impact

Making an Impact in South Florida

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:

Free Resources

Moving Day Miami helps provide free resources in your community:

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

Community Programs

Moving Day Miami 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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Dancing for Parkinson’s

Memorial Healthcare System will offer free dance and exercise classes designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s. The goal is to improve the ability to complete activities of daily living, and address the physical, mental and emotional impact of Parkinson’s. The classes are open to caregivers as well. A robust series of classes is offered each week, including dance, general fitness, kickboxing, stretching and strength training, with most classes offering a combination of elements. In addition, classes are suitable for a variety of fitness and skill levels, each offering effective strategies to improve health and help participants better manage PD symptoms.

How to sign up: Sign up online at MemorialFitnessCenter.org or by calling the Pembroke Pines Fitness Center at 954-844-7125. For the Hollywood Fitness Center call 954-265-5800.

Dates: Please contact the Fitness Centers for full, up-to-date class schedules.

Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center in Pembroke Pines: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m.

Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center in Hollywood: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m.

Location: Dancing for Parkinson’s classes are offered at Memorial Hospital West Fitness Center located at 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL  33028; and at Memorial Regional Hospital Fitness Center located at 300 Hollywood Way, Hollywood, FL  33021.

Is this program free for participants? Yes

Contact: Rob Herzog, Director of Fitness and Sports Medicine, rherzog@mhs.net, 954-844-4800

Wellness and Exercise Programs for People with Parkinson’s

Our wellness and exercise program for people with Parkinson’s is FREE and open to anyone who has the disease. Physical exercise classes provide much help to slow the progression of Parkinson’s while being in a community with others going through a similar experience provides much needed emotional support. Our classes include: Ageless Grace, Boxing, Spinning, Splash (water exercises), Tai Chi, Voice Therapy, Yoga, and Dance; our bi-weekly discussion group is led by an accredited social worker.

How to sign up:  Call 954-434-0499, go to www.dpjcc.org or visit the JCC in person.

Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays; time varies

Location: David Posnack JCC, 5850 South Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328

Contact: Ysaac Kaplan, ykaplan@dpjcc.org

Yoga for Parkinson’s Classes at FloYo Coral Gables

How to sign up: TBD

Dates: TBD

Location: TBD

Contact: TBD

Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center (MAR-JCC) is a program that gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact rigorous boxing based fitness curriculum. Boxers condition for optimal conditioning and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents. At RSB, Parkinson’s disease is the opponent.

How to sign up: Contact Dany Weil at danyw@marjcc.org or 305-932-4200 ext 136.

Dates: Tuesdays 12-2pm, Wednesdays 1pm, Thursdays 12-2pm

Location: Michael-Ann Russell JCC, 18900 NE 25th Ave, Miami, FL 33180

Is this program free for participants? Yes

Contact: Dany Weil, Michael-Ann Russell JCC, danyw@marjcc.org, 305-932-4200 ext 136

Exercise program for Newly diagnosed and early onset individuals
Exercise Training and Neuroplasticity (ETN), program for people with late-onset Parkinson’s Disease. ETN focuses on baseline setting and establishing individualized trajectories for each client to optimize movement, balance, posture and cognition using a diversity of structured and evidence-based exercises and other modalities.

How to sign up: No sign up required. Just show up to class. For information email stacey@mbjcc.org

Dates: Wednesdays at 2pm beginning Aug 22

Contact: Stacey Hatch stacey@mbjcc.org

Yoga Therapy for South Floridians with Parkinson’s Disease
AUM hOMe Shala’s therapeutic yoga classes for Parkinson’s and other neuro-motor degenerative disorders are small-group sessions, that assist individuals to manage their condition, reduce symptoms, restore balance, and increase neuroplasticity and cognitive function. These sessions address the specific therapeutic needs of this population with a protocol of yoga asanas (postures), breathing, relaxation, and meditation.  In addition, we offer yoga therapy trainings designed for yoga teachers, caregivers, and healthcare providers who work with or are interested in working with individuals who have Parkinson’s and other neuro-motor degenerative disorders. These trainings are offered at no charge to our enrolled students, and for a suggested donation to all others.

How to sign up: There is an on-line application on our webpage

Dates: 16-Hour PD Training Workshop dates for Community Yoga Teachers: Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29 from 8:30-5:30pm, pre-registration required. $25/one day; $40/both days.

Tentative Dates & Times of Classes for Dade County: Sunday, July 29, 2-3

Saturday, August 4, 3:30-4:30

Thursday, August 9, 1-2pm

Sat. Aug. 11, 3:30-4:30pm

Saturday, September 8, 3:30-4:30

Thursday, Sept. 13, 20 & 27, 1-2pm

Sat. Sept. 29, 3:30-4:30

Thursday, Oct. 4, 11, 18 & 24, 1-2pm

Thursday, Nov. 1, 8 &15, 1-2pm

Thursday, Jan. 10, 17, 24 & 31, 1-2pm

Saturday, Jan. 19, 3:30-4:30

Saturday, Feb. 2, 3:30-4:30

Thursday, Feb. 7 & 28, 1-2pm

Saturday, March 2, 3:30-4:30pm

Thursday, March 7 & 14, 1-2pm

Saturday, April 6, 3:30-4:30

Thursday, April 11 & 25, 1-2pm

Thursday, May 2, 16, & 30, 1-2pm

Saturday, May 18, 3:30-4:30pm

Saturday, June 1, 3:30-4:30pm

Tentative Dates/Times of Classes for Broward County:

Saturdays, 1:30-2:30- August 11& 25

September 8 & 22

October 6 & 20

November 3 & 17

December 1 & 15

January 19

February 2 & 16

March 2, 16, & 30

April 13 & 27

May 11 & 25/ Additional 18-27 individual sessions scheduled with PD students

Location: AUM hOMe Shala-Miami/Coconut Grove, FL and Holy Cross Hospital-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Is this program free for participants? Yes

Contact: Melinda Atkins, mdatkins@me.com


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Comprehensive Wellness Program for Parkinson’s Patients and Caregivers

Brain Center plans to implement 2 different programs that will take place throughout the grant funded year (7/1/18-6/30/19). The two specific programs are:
1) TheraQi®: A low impact joint mobility workout based on the circumduction of every major joint in the body. Inspired by the ancient movement traditions of Russia, China and Japan, TheraQi® combines simple techniques drawn from yoga, dance, martial arts and physical therapy. TheraQi® can be done seated or standing and can be adapted to any disability. 2) Yoga: “Healthy Brain, Healthy Body- Yoga for PD” will include different yoga practices which will be adapted to match a participant’s abilities, physical conditions and needs. In addition, the class will focus on brain and movement coordination exercises.

How to sign up: For more information, or to register, please call Carolina Hoires @ 305-856-8940 X104

Dates: 1) TheraQi®: The class will be offered 2 Mondays per month (excluding holidays) from 11:30am-12:30pm
2) Yoga: “Healthy Brain, Healthy Body- Yoga for PD” will be offered every Wednesday (excluding holidays) from 1:00-2:00pm

Location: All programs will be held at St. Matthew the Apostle Episcopal Church (7410 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33143).

Is this program free for participants? Yes

Contact: Carolina Hoires, choires@braincenter.org


For more information on how to help, get involved or to learn more about programs and services in South Florida, please call us at 305-537-9919 or dstokes@parkinson.org.

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.