This class is based on researched activities shown to challenge your mental acuity, sharpen your fine motor skills and improve your coordination. Parkinson's Disease can cause a lack of fine motor control leading to dexterity issues and coordination problems as well as Micrographia (small handwriting), and practical issues such as problems dressing or feeding oneself. It can also lead to slower reaction and movement times which can impact the persons ability to carry out certain activities safely e.g. use of machinery or the ability to drive can be affected. This can be such a gradual change that you may not notice it at first until it becomes severe and stops you from being able to do certain activities all together. This class help to maintain and improve your skills before you get to that point.
Julie has been as registered nurse for 27 years. Her areas of practice have included renal, urology, home health, neurology, orthopedics, cardiology and intensive care. She has been in charge nurse roles and is a former patient care management position in the past as well as patient care. She is currently a student working towards achieving her Master's Degree in Nursing.
NWI Parkinson's building activities room.
This class is currently being held on Thursdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
However this is subject to change due to many requests from participants having scheduling conflicts. Please stay tuned for updated information on new day and time.
Expect to have an hour of fun doing various activities that will make you think, use your hands and help your coordination. This class includes arts and crafts, games, mental exercises, and more!
This class is mostly done sitting. We do some craft activities that require you to exercise your thinking skills as well as your dexterity. We also do timed skill stations to work your hands, hand-eye coordination and your mind. We often to puzzles, sometimes as a group if they are more difficult, and memory games. We have done some work on our feet working on balance and gait. We have even exercised our hands by decorating cupcakes! So expect a variety of activities with lots of laughs and a great group of people.
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