Support Groups & Neuro-Wellness Classes

Support Groups & Classes

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Neuro-Wellness Classes

Information on type of classes offered in Iowa

  • DELAY THE DISEASE: Most classes listed here are part of the Delay the Disease exercise program – for more information on Delay the Disease, please visit www.delaythedisease.com
  • ROCK STEADY BOXING: Locations listed as “Rock Steady Boxing Affiliate” have a certified instructor in the Rock Steady Boxing Program – for more information on Rock Steady Boxing please visit www.rocksteadyboxing.org. If a class is not listed as an affiliate, these programs still have a certified exercise instructor knowledgeable in boxing and working with individuals with Parkinson’s.
  • TAI CHI: Tai chi classes are available throughout the state of Iowa. Please visit the Lifelong Links calendar to see where Tai chi classes are being held.

Black Hawk County/Waterloo

Delay the Disease Class

Location: Covenant Wellness Center, 3421 W 9th St, Waterloo, IA 50702.
Dates/Times: Wednesday and Friday from 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Cost: $20 for an 8 week session.
Contact: Class instructor Timi Brown, Med-Fit Facilitator at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare- Iowa, at 319-272-1755 for more information.

Boxing Class for Parkinson’s

Location: Cedar Valley Boxing Club, 616 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703
Dates/Times: Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m.
Contact: Terry Hertges at (319) 239-6865 or beno08@aol.com for more information.

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Bremer County/Waverly

Singing in Parkinson’s Disease Group – The Waverly Warblers

Description: A singing group for people with Parkinson’s.
Dates/Times: Mondays at 10 am
Location: Waverly Health Center, Tendrils Rooftop Garden, 312 9th St. SW, Waverly, IA, 50677
Contact: For more information contact instructor Mary Ochoa at Mochoa@waverlyhealthcenter.org or call 319-352-4961

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Carroll County/Carroll

Delay the Disease Class

Location: St. Anthony’s Hospital, 311 S Clark St, Carroll, IA 51401.
Dates/Times: Every Thursday at 11 a.m.
Cost: Free
Contact: Class instructor Melanie Hundling at 712-792-3581 or Melissa Schultes at 712-794-5815.

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Cass County/Atlantic

Delay the Disease Class

Location: Heritage House, 1200 Brookridge Cir, Atlantic, IA 50022.
Dates/Times: Every Monday from 1-2 p.m.
Cost: Free
Contact: Jon Jordan, class instructor, at 712-243-1850 or JJordan@wesleylife.org for more information.

Rock Steady Boxing Class For Parkinson’s

Location: Heritage House Wellness Studio, Heritage House, 1200 Brookridge Cir, Atlantic, IA 50022
Contact: Jon Jordan, class instructor, at 712-243-1850 or JJordan@wesleylife.org for more information.

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Clay County/Spencer

Delay the Disease Class

Location: Spencer YMCA, 1001 11th Avenue West, Spencer, IA 51301.
Dates/Times: Monday and Wednesday from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Cost: Free if a Spencer YMCA Member; payment required for non-members.
Contact: Class instructor is Josh Kelly. Contact the Spencer YMCA for more information at 712-262-3782.

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Des Moines County/ Burlington

Delay the Disease

Location: Great River Medical Center, Hawkeye Room, 1221 S Gear Ave, West Burlington, IA 52655.
Dates/Times: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 a class.
Contact: Contact class instructor Matt Kelley at the Great River Medical Center High Performance Center at 319-768-4112 for more information.

Gentle Yoga Class

Location: Chief Room at Great River Medical Center High Performance Center
Dates/Times: Every Monday at 12:45 p.m.
Contact: Julie Kirk, class instructor, at 319-768-4112 for more information.

Delay the Disease

Location: Burlington Area YMCA, 2410 Mt. Pleasant St, Burlington, IA, 52601.
Dates/Times: Monday and Wednesday from 1 – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free for YMCA members; $5 a class for non-members.
Contact: Burlington Area YMCA at 319-753-6734 or cara@burlingtony.org for more information.

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Iowa County/Williamsburg

ReNu Your Life – Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease (formerly Delay the Disease)

Location: Highland Ridge, 100 Village View Cir, Williamsburg, IA 52361.
Dates/Times: Every Wednesday from 9 -10 a.m.
Cost: Free
Contact: Contact instructor Kris Cameron at 319-361-7673 or renuyourlifept@gmail.com for more information.

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Johnson County/Iowa City

ReNu Your Life – Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease (formerly Delay the Disease)

Location: Iowa City Senior Center, 28 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240.
Dates/Times: Wednesdays and Sundays from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Cost: $5 per class, punch card available.
Contact: Contact instructor Kris Cameron at 319-361-7673 or renuyourlifept@gmail.com for more information.

Dance With Parkinson’s

Location: 1619 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241.
Dates/Times: Thursdays from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Contact: Contact Leslie Nolte at 319-688-9289 or frontdesk@nolteacademy.com

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Jones County/Anamosa

Delay the Disease Class

Location: UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center, 1795 HWY 64 East, Anamosa, IA 52205.
Dates/Times: Monday and Wednesday from 3:15-4:15 p.m. at the therapy department.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Contact class instructor John Wagner, PT, DPT at 319-481-6195 or John.Wagner@unitypoint.org

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Kossuth County/Algona

Delay the Disease Class

Location: Algona Family YMCA, 2101 E. McGregor Algona, IA 50511.
Dates/Times: Every Tuesday from 1 -2 p.m. at the Algona Family YMCA. Every third Tuesday of the month the class meets at Van Buren Terrace, 520 S Blackford St., Algona.
Cost: $12 for a 6 week session or $3 for a one day pass.
Contact: Contact the Algona Family YMCA at 515-295-7701 or jeni@algonaymca.org for more information.

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Linn County/Cedar Rapids

ReNu Your Life – Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease (formerly Delay the Disease)

Location: Stonebridge Church, 1829 Stoney Point Rd, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.
Dates/Times: Mondays and Fridays from 10:30-11:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Contact: Contact instructor Kris Cameron at 319-361-7673 or renuyourlifept@gmail.com for more information.

ReNu Your Life – Exercise for Parkinson’s Disease (formerly Delay the Disease)

Location: The Church on Northland, 5200 Northland Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.
Dates/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. – Noon.
Cost: Free
Contact: Contact instructor Kris Cameron at 319-361-7673 or renuyourlifept@gmail.com for more information.

Parkinsingers – Vocal Exercise/Movement for PD

Location: West Music, 1398 Twixt Town Rd, Marion, IA 52302.
Dates/Times: Wednesdays from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Contact: Contact instructor Kyle Wilhelm at 319-389-4074 or kwilhelm@westmusic.com for more information.

PD Dance Moves

Location: Cannon Studios, 26033rd Ave, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.
Dates/Times: Wednesdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Contact Tallis Strub at 319-329-5151 or tallis.dance@gmail.com for more information.

Boxing Classes for Parkinson’s

Location: Title Boxing, 5313 N Park Pl NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
Contact: Contact John Krumbholz for more information at 319-350-7482 or krummy1968@gmail.com

Fight PD

Location: Title Boxing, 5313 N Park Pl NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
Contact: Contact Kris Cameron at Kris@renuyourlife.com or (319) 361-7673 for more information.

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Muscatine County/Muscatine

Delay the Disease Class

Location: Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1613 Bidwell Road, Muscatine, IA 52761.
Dates/Times: Classes are held twice a week: Rotating schedule of Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks followed by Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks.
Cost: $5 per class.
Contact: Contact instructor Anthony Krumbholz at 319-981-3321 or AnthonyKrumbholz@yahoo.com for more information.

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Polk County/Clive

Delay the Disease

Instructors are LaDona Molander and Jennifer Voorhees.

Location: Mercy Health & Fitness Center (formerly the Y HLC) 12493 University Ave, Clive, IA 50325.
Dates/Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 1 – 2 p.m.
Cost: Free if Mercy Health & Fitness Center member.
Contact: Mercy Health & Fitness Center at 515-226-9622

Delay the Disease

Location: Wesley Acres, 3520 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312.
Dates/Times: Every Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. Registration is required.
Contact: Contact Wesley Acres at 515-271-6500 for more information.

Delay the Disease

Instructors: Julie McGarvey, Kristin Sherman and Alex Fonseca Tuesdays
Instructors: LaDona Molander and Jennifer Voorhees on Thursdays

Location: Walnut Creek Family YMCA, 948 73rd Street, West Des Moines
Dates/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:15 p.m.
Cost: Free if YMCA member; payment if non-member.
Contact: Walnut Creek Y at 515-224-1888

Cycle for NeuroWellness

Location: Walnut Creek Family YMCA
Dates/Times: Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free if YMCA member
Contact: Walnut Creek Y at 515-224-1888

Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s West Des Moines

Dates/Times: Classes start on December 6, 2016 – Tuesdays/Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
To register contact Abby Harlacher at aharlacher@wesleylife.org or 515-978-2404.

Rock Steady Boxing at TITLE Boxing Club, West Des Moines

Description: Boxing Club
Location: 9500 University Ave., Suite 9500, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Contact: heather.raver@titleboxingclub.com or 515-493-4486

Cycle for NeuroWellness

Location: Wesley Acres, 3520 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312.
Dates/Times: Every Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
Cost: Free.
Register: Call 515-271-6500 for more information and to register.

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Poweshiek County/Grinnell

Rocksteady Boxing

Location: 615 Horseshoe Drive Street East, Grinnell, IA 50157
Dates/Times: TBD
Cost: Call for more information
Register: Call 641-236-9570 Georgia Plumb or email plumbge@gmail.com

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Scott County/ Davenport

Delay the Disease

Location: Genesis West Medical Center, 1401 W Central Park Ave, Davenport, IA 52804.
Dates/Times: Classes are held Monday and Thursday from 12:15 – 1 p.m.
Cost: $35 for an 8-class card.
Contact: Class instructor Katie Kostichek at 563-421-4540 for more information.

Scott County/ Bettendorf

Delay the Disease

Location: Scott County YMCA, 3800 Tanglefoot Ln, Bettendorf, IA 52722.
Dates/Times: Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 11:15 a.m – 12 p.m.
Cost: FREE for YMCA members; $30 for 16 weeks for non-members.
Contact: The Scott County YMCA at 563-359-9622 or class instructor Marli Apt at 563-345-4287.

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Story County/Ames

Music & Movement in Parkinson’s

Description: An exercise group for people with Parkinson’s Disease
Dates/Times: Tuesdays from 4-5pm
Location: First Baptist Church of Ames, 200 Lynn Ave.
Contact: For more information, please contact the Neurophysiology Lab at Iowa State University at 515-294-5476.

Singing in Parkinson’s Disease

Description: A singing group for people with Parkinson’s Disease
Dates/Times: Wednesdays from 3-4pm
Location: First Baptist Church of Ames, 200 Lynn Ave.
Contact: For more information, please contact the Neurophysiology Lab at at Iowa State University at 515-294-5476.

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Union County/ Creston

Delay the Disease

Location: Southern Prairie YMCA, 1201 W Townline, Creston, IA 50801.
Dates/Times: Classes are held Monday and Wednesday from 9 – 10 a.m.
Cost: Free for Southern Prairie YMCA members; $25/month for non-members.
Contact: Mandy Henderson, Instructor. Contact the Southern Prairie YMCA at 641-782-9622 for more information.

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Woodbury County/South Sioux City, Nebraska

Delay the Disease

Location: Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA 601 Riverview Dr, South Sioux City, NE 68776.
Dates/Times: Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays 11 a.m. – Noon.
Cost: $5 per class ; $50 for a 10 class punch card.
Contact: Jacque Perez, Instructor and Wellness Programs Coordinator, at 402-404-8439 or jperez@nwsymca.org

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