Making an Impact in Tampa Bay
Through your participation in Moving Day walk in Tampa Bay, you are providing resources and programs to your loved one with Parkinson’s. Your support helps the Parkinson’s Foundation fund:
Our Moving Day Tampa Bay event help provide free resources in your community:
- Aware in Care hospitalization kits
- Educational Books
- Toll-free Helpline
- Wellness Classes
Moving Day Tampa Bay 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.
Pedaling for Parkinson’s
Pedaling for Parkinson’s is an 8-week clinically-proven program in which Parkinson’s patients participate in fast-paced cycling classes to help ease symptoms and slow disease progression.
More Parkinson’s patients will have a chance to fight back against the debilitating disease in 2018, thanks to a generous grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation and Moving Day® Tampa.
After seeing studies showing spin class can decrease Parkinson’s symptoms by 35 percent, the Tampa YMCA started offering a free community indoor cycling program – called Pedaling for Parkinson’s – at the South Tampa and Bob Sierra North Tampa Ys. “The results we’re seeing are incredible and thanks to the generosity of the Parkinson’s Foundation, the Y is able to expand this impactful program to the New Tampa and North Brandon Ys later this spring,” says Healthy Living Director Dawn Kita.
Driven by fast-paced music, pedaling for Parkinson’s riders at every level are challenged to improve their performance on an ongoing basis. Participants also share a common bond in a fun, socially-supportive environment.
The one-hour indoor cycling classes are free for the first eight weeks to patients, ages 30-75, diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. A medical provider consent and clearance form is required to register.
How to sign up: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: New Tampa Family YMCA and North Brandon Family YMCA
Contact: Dawn Kita
Art & Music Therapy
The Tremble Clefs at the Palms of Largo
The Tremble Clefs is a nationally recognized program that establishes singing groups for those with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). The program has established approaches to provide group therapy to address voice symptoms commonly experiences by those with PD through the integration of techniques that focus is on using good breathing practices, stretching and posture activities, vocal exercise for a louder voice volume and a wider pitch range, rhythm and movement. The Palms of Largo Tremble Clefs will be established through a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation and Moving Day Tampa. The program will be based on a “collaborative replication model” with Hillsborough County Treble Clefs. The expertise as well as the already established products (music scores, protocols) of the Hillsborough County Tremble Clefs will benefit the initiation of the Palms of Largo program. The team at the Palms of Largo will learn the process for organization, implementation of the program (warm-up exercises, directing of choir, accompaniment approaches, etc.), and overall management of the choir. Outcomes of participation including quality of life and voice function will be examined. This program will complement the already robust programing for those with Parkinson’s disease at the Palms of Largo Community and serve as a model for future expansion of Tremble Clefs in other The Goodman Group communities.
How to sign up: Contact Leah Einboden 727-385-9881
Location: Cypress Palms at The Palms of Largo
Contact: Leah Einboden
Tampa Bay Parkinson’s Disease Wellness Initiative
The Tampa Bay Parkinson’s Disease Wellness Initiative (Wellness Initiative) is a partnership between the Tampa JCCs and the University of South Florida Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center. It is designed to offer hope, build community and expand opportunities to improve the quality of life for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and for their families. The Wellness Initiative improves the lives of people impacted by Parkinson’s through exercise, support, education and social activities. With a focus on dignity, hope and possibility, our aim is to make sure that participants feel active, connected and empowered in a strong, welcoming and Parkinson’s-educated community. All classes, groups and events are designed specifically for people affected by Parkinson’s and are taught by experienced, Parkinson’s-trained staff. Exercise classes include Tai Chi, Stretch and Strengthen, Water and Movement, Nia, and Cycling. We also offer a patient support group and a caregiver support group, both of which are led by a professional social worker.
How to sign up: The participant first goes through an intake process with the USF Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center, and receives a physician consent form. Once that process is completed, the participant comes to the Jewish Community Center where he/she registers as a Tampa Bay Parkinson’s Disease Wellness Initiative Member, receives a badge, and signs up for Wellness Initiative fitness classes and support groups.
Dates: The program’s 2018 fitness classes and support groups will begin on Tuesday, January 2 and takes place every Sunday through Friday. Times vary.
Location: The program takes place at the two JCC campuses:
522 North Howard Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606 (Bryan Glazer Family JCC);
13009 Community Campus Drive
Tampa, Florida 33625 (JCC on the Cohn Campus).
Contact: Pnina Levermore