Support Groups & Movement Classes

Support Groups and Movement Classes 2013

Movement Disorders Support Groups and Movement Classes

Download the Spring 2013 Movement Class Schedule

ALS Support Group
Third Tuesday of the Month
6:00 to 8:00pm
10 Union Square East, New York, NY 10003
Friedman Conference Center
2nd floor: Conference Room #1
Facilitator: Jody Wiesel, PhD
(917) 699-9751

Stroke Survivors Support Group
Every other Thursday
3:00 to 5:00pm
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
1st Avenue and 16th Street, New York, NY 10003
Linsky Building, 4th Floor Waiting Room
For info or to RSVP contact Amy Walker
(212) 420-2407 or amywalker@chpnet.org
RSVP Required

Men’s Parkinson's Disease Support Group
First Monday of the Month
2:00 to 4:00pm
10 Union Square East, New York, NY 10003
Dept. of Neurology, 5th floor
Levy Conference Room (5K04)
Facilitator: Joan Miravite, FNP
(212) 844-6134

Manhattan Parkinson's Disease Support Groups
(Afternoon Group)
Second Thursday of the Month (No group in July or August)
2:00 to 4:00pm
10 Union Square East, New York, NY 10003
Dept. of Neurology, 5th floor
Levy Conference Room (5K04)

(Movers and Shakers Group)
Monthly on Thursdays
6:00 to 8:00pm
Friedman Conference Center
2nd floor: Conference Room #1
Facilitators: Sheree Loftus, PhD and Mary Good
(212) 844-8482

Parkinson's Disease Carer's Groups
For caregivers of people with Parkinson’s
Second Wednesday of the Month
6:00 to 8:00 pm
10 Union Square East, New York, NY 10003
Dept. of Neurology, 5th floor
Small Conference Room (5E17)
Facilitator: Eileen Mullarkey, LCSW
emullarkey@msn.com

Young Onset Parkinson's Support Group
Open to all those diagnosed with PD before the age of 55
Second Thursday of the Month (No group in July or August)
6:00 to 8:00 pm
10 Union Square East, New York, NY 10003
Dept. of Neurology, 5th floor
Levy Conference Room (5K04)
Facilitators: Sheree Loftus, PhD and Leonore Gordon, LCSW
(212) 844-8482

Ataxia Support Group
Bi-monthly, Thursdays
6:30 to 8:30pm
10 Union Square East, New York, NY 10003
Friedman Conference Center
2nd Floor: Conference Room #3
Facilitator: Denise Mitchell
markmeghan@aol.com

Essential Tremor Support Group
First Thursday of the Month (No group in July or August)
1:00 to 3:00pm
10 Union Square East, New York, NY 10003
Dept. of Neurology 5th floor
Levy Conference Room (5K04)
Facilitator:  Margaret Mackey
212-673-8207 or toddmackey@nyc.rr.com

Chair Yoga
Instructor: Roberta Schine, CKYI
When: Tuesdays, 3:15 – 4:30pm
Where: 2nd Floor Conference Center, Room #1

Join this gentle class designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and other movement disorders.  Emphasis is on flexibility, coordination, facial movement, voice, balance, and gait.

T'ai Chi Classes
Instructor: Carolyn Perkins
When: Thursdays, 6:15 – 7:15pm
Where: 2nd Floor Conference Center

T’ai Chi is a simple, yet highly effective movement routine that brings up the body’s vital energy.  No special clothing is required.

Balance Workshop
REDUCING YOUR RISK OF FALLS
Instructor: Roberta Schine, CKYI
When:  Mondays, 11am-12:15pm
January 28, February 4, 11, 25, no class Feb.18, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15
Where: 2nd Floor Conference Center, Room #1

Learn a routine of 12 easy, gentle yoga exercises designed to help improve balance and decrease your risk of falling.  Includes suggestions on how to make your environment safer, strengthen your bones, choose proper footwear, deal with inclement weather and what to do if you fall.

Meditation
Instructor: Roberta Schine, CKYI
When: Mondays, 12:30 – 1:00pm
January 28, February 4, 11, 25, no class Feb.18, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15
Where: 2nd Floor
Conference Center, Room #1

An introduction to simple, easy-to-learn techniques such as Body Scan, Breath, Candle, Loving Kindness and Visualization to help you begin to relax, focus and reduce the stress that may accompany the diagnosis of a movement disorder.

Extra Gentle Yoga
 For patients with wheelchairs and their caregiver
Instructor: Roberta Schine, CKYI
When: Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 pm
January 8, 15, 22, 29
Where: 5th Floor Levy Conference Room 5K04

This class is designed to provide an accessible yoga experience for people who use wheelchairs or anyone who feels they could benefit from an extra-gentle yoga class.  It will include light stretches, easy strengthening exercise, brain and face-aerobics and some balance work .Each session ends with a relaxing meditation.

Voice Yoga
Instructor: Roberta Schine, CKYI
When: the following Tuesdays: 5:00pm-6:00pm
January 29, February5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16
Where: 5th Floor Levy Conference Room (5K04)

Learn simple and fun yoga exercises to help you communicate better by strengthening your vocal cords, learning to articulate and speak louder.

Contact Us
Mirken Department of
Neurology
Phillips Ambulatory
Care Center
10 Union Square East, Suite 5D
New York, NY 10003

Phone: (212) 844-8888
Fax: (212) 844-8481