As a part of The Watermark’s mission to increase the health of both the mind and body of seniors, we host a monthly Parkinson’s Support Group and a bi-weekly Parkinson’s Fitness Class. The goal of these sessions is to connect those with Parkinson’s and their families to information, resources and activities that can help treat and relieve some of the stress of living with and caring for this condition.
The Parkinson’s Support Group is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. To give you an example of the kinds of guest speakers we offer, October’s meeting featured a discussion from Dr. Marisa Moro de Casillas, a Norwich-based movement disorder specialist and Christopher Bailey, a representative for US WorldMeds, who talked about a new injection treatment designed to help people with Parkinson’s improve movement and speech.
As with all of our support groups, participants are encouraged to share their own experiences, and to ask questions.
“Dr. Casillas and Mr. Bailey provided a unique perspective on the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease to this month’s support group,” said Marlane Argianas, Resident Services Coordinator at The Watermark at 3030 Park. “It makes me so happy to watch our residents and guests leave each month’s meeting with new information and valuable resources gained during the discussion. We know it gives them a renewed sense of support and hope.”
The Watermark also offers a bi-weekly fitness class. The Watermark’s Fitness Director, Cindy McGuire, leads balance and strength exercises with a focus on the specific needs of those living with Parkinson’s.
For those interested, the bi-weekly fitness class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week at 12:45pm. Next month’s Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on November 13th at 10:30am.
If you’d like to attend either of these programs – give us a call at 1-203-502-7593 to RSVP.