Parkinson's Programs

Exercise is key to an active and healthy life, especially with those living with Parkin’s Disease. Experts agree that regular movement and social gathering may help improve other symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and fatigue. 
 
Join one of our programs and be part of your local Parkinson’s community. 

Strength and Exercise for Parkinson’s

A functional exercise program for people living with Parkinson’s disease designed to help mitigate symptoms and rebuild functionality.

Join Personal Trainer Olivia Conklin for a strength training program for persons living with Parkinson’s disease.

Participants can expect:

  • Exercises to help strengthen muscles to improve your daily life such as sitting, standing and balance
  • Activities to address hand-eye coordination and cognitive abilities

Exercise has shown to positively affect:

  • Mood and self-confidence
  • Bone health, sleep, digestion, fatigue, gait and functional mobility

All classes take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2pm and are led by Certified Personal Trainer Olivia Conklin.

Rates can be adjusted for those joining part way through the month.

Contact Olivia Conklin for more information at 570.556.4191 or oconklin@gsvymca.org

SINGERCISE

Singercise is a free class offered for people battling Parkinson’s disease along with their caregivers. This program is offered through the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA thanks to a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Singercise aims to improve vocal intensity, speech intelligibility, respiration and swallowing. It can also provide stress reduction as well as reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Class meets virtually every Monday from 2-3 pm, and in person from 3-4 pm, August 8 – December 19 (no class on Labor Day, September 5).

Class is led by board-certified music therapist Alysha Suley, MM, MT-BC, a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the International Association for Music & Medicine.

Registration is required and class slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Interested participants may register online. Singercise is open to participants of any physical ability or fitness level. Musical experience and singing ability are not required. Classes are ongoing with new sessions beginning all the time so it’s best to email to get the latest info.

Contact Alysha Suley for more information at 570.316.1899 or info@bloomsburgmusictherapy.org

Lewisburg YMCA

120 Hardwood Dr
Lewisburg, PA 17837

570.556.4191

Mifflinburg YMCA

333 East Chestnut St
Mifflinburg, PA 17844

570.966.7273

Milton YMCA

12 Bound Avenue
Milton, PA 17847

570.742.7321

Sunbury YMCA

1150 North 4th Street
Sunbury, PA 17801

570.286.5636

The Arts Center

35 South 5th St
Sunbury, PA 17801

570.286.0818