Programs

For more information and to register,
please contact sonia.gow@inova.org.

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IPMDC programs are offered at no cost with thanks to the generosity of the Inova Narang Foundation Active Living and Fitness Program,
and members of the community.

Parkinson Multitask Training
Movement, Voice, Cognition

Dance for PD

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS 

COMMUNITY CHIT CHAT
Online and live – 4th Wednesday of each month from 12 noon

Each month an expert with our team will join us to talk about life with Parkinson’s. This is an informal meeting so there will be plenty of time to answer your questions, too!

GET TO KNOW YOUR MEDS SERIES
Online and live – 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 3:00 pm

This series is your opportunity to learn more about the updated treatments and advanced therapies that will help you live your best life with Parkinson’s.

GUEST SPEAKER SERIES
Online and live – 3rd Thursday of each month from 12 noon

Hear from local experts on a variety of topics to help you live well with Parkinson’s. Time for discussion and Q&A are of course included!

CONFERENCES
Online and live

February 2021 – 3 day conference
Until There’s a Cure: Living Your Best Life With Parkinson’s

September 2021 – 1 day conference
When you care for someone with Parkinson’s:
A virtual mini-conference for family and professional caregivers



LIVING WELL PROGRAMS 

PD3      Movement  |  Voice  |  Cognition
Dual task exercise program for Parkinson’s

Online and live –
every Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Have you ever felt your steps get smaller or feet start to shuffle when talking with someone while walking? Or do you sometimes have to stop walking to be able to talk? Being able to perform two tasks at once is an important problem in Parkinson’s disease. Dual task training can help reduce these deficits.

These classes are taught by Portuguese physiotherapist Josefa Domingos and American speech language pathologist, John M. Dean. With a combined 32 years of experience working exclusively with individuals with Parkinson’s, they been collaborating since 2011 on dual task exercise that combines movement, voice, and cognition, the three elements of the approach in their bi-weekly PD3 exercise series.

Mondays at 3:00 pm
PD3 Level 1: Prioritizing voice & cognition with a physical twist.

Wednesdays at 3:00 pm
PD3 Level 2: Prioritizing physical with a cognitive & voice twist.

VOICE, SPEECH AND COMMUNICATION
Online and live – every Tuesday from 12:00 noon – 12:30 pm

Speech language pathologist and Parkinson expert, John M. Dean will be teaching this class. If his name looks familiar, it’s because he also teaches the PDexercise classes on Mondays and Wednesdays with physiotherapist Josefa Domingos. John has certifications in LSVT ® LOUD, Parkinson’s Voice Project (SPEAK OUT ®), Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery!, Dance for PD and Pilates as well as instruction in Neurologic Music Therapy, Resonant voice therapy and Jon Argue’s methodology. He has received Allied Team Training for Parkinson Disease, in addition to serving as faculty (2013-2015).

Coming soon!
TIPS AND TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS
With Josefa Domingos and John Dean

EATING WELL SERIES WITH CHEF TONY
Online and live – 1st Thursdays of each month from 10:00 am


While there is no special Parkinson’s diet, what you eat and drink can affect how well your medications work and how you feel. We are offering this new series in response to the many queries we receive about the best diet for Parkinson’s, referrals for nutritionists or dieticians, and people simply not knowing what to eat.
Having worked in senior living for many years, and with a family connection to Parkinson’s, Chef Tony will show us how to choose from the wide variety of fresh, whole foods available to us, along with easy ways to prepare appetizing meals.

DANCE FOR PD®
Dance for PD® program, which Renée Fleming has called “the gold standard for how a performing arts organization can make an extraordinary contribution to health and wellness”, uses dance to empower people with Parkinson’s and their care partners and families to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative.
Dance for PD® is an aesthetic experience that focuses on developing artistry and grace while addressing such Parkinson’s-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, gait, social isolation, and depression.
Their schedule includes not only dance, but also guided meditation, yoga, Sing for PD, and tai chi.
Most of the classes are free, but for an annual $50 fee, Dance for PD® members can access special workshops like tap, a digital library of on-demand classes, and more!

Special classes for the Inova Community
Online and live – 4th Friday, every 2 months, from 11:00 am
Dance for PD’s founding teacher David Leventhal visits our Inova community to dance with us!

*NEW* Dance for Parkinson’s Disease
FREE In Person Classes
Where: George Mason University, School of Dance
4400 University Drive,
deLaski Performing Arts Building, MS3D4
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Dance Studio 3009
FRIDAY: 1:00-2:15 pm Classes Begin: Friday, October 1st
Instructor: Lucy Bowen McCauley
To register and learn more about this program, please email Assistant Professor Shaun D’Arcy at sboyleda@gmu.edu

Featured Weekly Classes
Inova community members are also invited to participate in weekly classes Dance for PD® is offering on Zoom. We are featuring the following two options:
• Dance for PD® with David Leventhal
Non-holiday Mondays at 11 am
• Dance for PD® en español, our class in Spanish,
Wednesdays at 2 pm
• Dance for PD® PD Mandarin
Sundays at 2 pm
For information about these classes and to register, please go to: https://danceforparkinsons.org/resources/dance-at-home/dance-at-home-with-inova-and-dance-for-pd.


SUPPORTIVE & SPECIALIZED GROUPS

LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE WITH PARKINSON’S
Online and live – 1st Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm

Evening supportive and educational group
You’ll meet with other people who share similar life experiences on their journey with Parkinson’s, to learn more about Parkinson’s and how to live your best life.

RECENTLY DIAGNOSED MUTUAL SUPPORT
Online and live – 3rd Thursday of each month from 2:00 pm

If you’ve just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s or only recently coming to terms with your diagnosis . . . Hang in there! You’re not alone, and we’re here to help.

You’ll meet with other people who are new to this journey we call Parkinson’s. Together we’ll help you come to terms with your diagnosis, and have a better understanding of what it all means for you going forward. We’ll also help you figure out how you can get the most out of life, maintain your independence, and continue to enjoy all that life has to offer!

LOUDOUN COUNTY PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP
Online and live – 1st Tuesday of each month from 2:00 pm

Please contact Sonia Gow for details: sonia.gow@inova.org


Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center

Advancing the quality of life
of those living with Parkinson’s disease
through education, wellness, and community.


For more information please contact:
Sonia Gow
Program and Community Care Manager
Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center

sonia.gow@inova.org
(703) 375-9987

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