Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Conjunction with The Leon and Toby Cooperman
JCC in West Orange is launching
Feeling Stronger - Feeling Better, a new and innovative 8-week program designed for individuals with Parkinson's
and other neuromuscular/movement disorders. This program is just one example
of how JCC MetroWest and Saint Barnabas Medical Center are working together
to provide specialized health and wellness services to the community.
This class offering is the first of a series of disease specific fitness
offerings the partnership hopes to provide in the upcoming year.
This series includes exercise classes as well as a support group. Participants
can enroll in the complete series or select individual classes. The eight-week
series begins on May 5, 2014 and continue weekly with Tai CHI CHIH every
Monday at 1:30 pm and Strength Training every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. The
support group will be held on the first Friday of each month at 1:30 pm.
The whole program runs from May 5, 2014- June 30, 2014.
Monday's at 1:30 pm - TAI CHI CHIH (a set of movements completely
focused on the development of an intrinsic energy called Chi.) It's
easy to learn! May 5, 12, 19 and June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Wednesday's at 1:30 pm - Strength Training (a proven method for improvement
of slowness, tremor, and rigidity) May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 11, 18, 25.
First Friday of each month at 1:30 pm - Support Group (talk, share and
learn from each other) May 9 and June 6.
Exercise classes are free for JCC members and cost $5 each for non-members.
There is no charge for the support group. Registration is required.
To learn more about the Parkinson’s Disease Support Programs offered
through Saint Barnabas Medical Center, please contact Lauren Norcross,
Outreach Coordinator for the Community Health & Outreach Department,
at 973.322.8195 or
FROM: Sally Malech, Director Marketing and Public Relations