Helping people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers through free specialized movement classes. Over the years attendees have experienced improvements in symptoms such as gait, freezing, facial masking, isolation, anxiety and depression, as well as slowing of progression of the disease.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the highly vulnerable demographic at play, offering physical face-to-face classes is not always possible. Offering the classes online is a viable alternative that will benefit a total of 180 participants who will be able to attend online twice a week. Significant research has shown the benefits of such creative movement classes for people with Parkinson’s as well as the positive impact that they leave on the caregiver. This funding will allow for the necessary technical amendments that are required for classes to be offered via the organisation’s website.