Supporting People Living With Parkinson Disease in Central and South Texas
The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.
Comal County Parkinson Support Group (CCPSG) was founded in 2007. CCPSG, supported by the Lone Star Parkinson Society, LSPS. We speak to the needs of those impacted by Parkinson's disease in New Braunfels Texas and surrounding areas. Our mission is to offer educational and emotional support through local support groups, educational seminars and regional and national resource information. We realize that a diagnosis of Parkinson Disease can be over whelming and depressive. Please understand it is not something you have to face alone. People with PD, caregivers, families and friends who wish to broaden their knowledge of Parkinson's Disease are welcome. Come join us at our bi-monthly support group meetings with expert speakers, and an awesome community of people with Parkinson's, and those responsible for their care. On the 2nd & 4th Saturdays, at:
Oakwood Baptist Church, Adult Education Building, 2154 Loop 337, New Braunfels TX 78130.
Browse our website and become a member. There are no dues or fees to attend any of the support group meetings listed on our website.
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The Rock Steady Boxing classes have resumed at the Extreme Martial Arts. Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:15 AM. The gym is following CDC recommendations to protect against Covid-19.
Trainer: Cindy Martin
A MESSAGE FROM AMERICAN PARKINSON'S DISEASE ASSOCIATION
APDA resources for exercise and movement:
Be Active & Beyond - A Guide to Exercise and Wellness for People with Parkinson’s Disease: This free booklet guides you through exercises designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It includes a daily exercise program, complete with step-by-step instructions and images for clarity, and an exercise log to help you keep track of your efforts.
Let’s Keep Moving With APDA: This series of presentations and Q&As focuses on exercising safely at home. Each session is presented by an expert from APDA’s National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease. Click on “Let’s Keep Moving” in our video library to see all of the available sessions. More live sessions coming soon!
Online exercise classes: In the mood to try tai chi? How about some yoga? Pick and choose from this list of online classes and find a live or recorded class that interests you.
Walk With Us! APDA Optimism Walks (virtual and in-person): Walking is great exercise for people with PD. Join us for an Optimism Walk and help raise much-needed funds and awareness. Our Spring Walks have gone virtual – so you can participate no matter where you live, and our Fall events are scheduled to take place in person. Check out the list of dates and locations and register today! Our virtual Walks are coming up soon on May 31!
Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Staying Healthy, Keeping Fit: This webinar covers many common questions about exercise for people with PD including the impact of exercise on Parkinson’s disease, the types of exercise to focus on, how to improve strength and balance, and much more.
Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease: Getting Motivated to Move: Sometimes it can be tough to get moving. This presentation discusses common barriers to exercise and ways to overcome them so you can incorporate exercise and movement into your life.
APDA National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease: Call the Center’s toll-free helpline (888-606-1688) to speak with a licensed physical therapist about PD-appropriate exercise and relevant programs in your area. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So now you’re armed with some great information and resources to make it easier for you to get moving. We hope you feel motivated to get some exercise today!
We have many more resources to help you, especially during this challenging time when you can’t get to your usual support groups, exercise classes and educational sessions. Please also check our website for the latest information about COVID-19 and PD and you can always call our APDA helpline at 800-223-2732.
Leslie A. Chambers
President & CEO
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