Art & Music Classes

Art & Music Classes for People with Parkinson’s

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Attleboro, MA - The Art Cart Creativity and Movement Workshops

 

The Art Cart will continue a session of workshops in Attleboro, MA! Learn the benefits of creativity and movement for people with Parkinson’s. Each class will explore the therapeutic benefits of a different artistic medium.

This series is supported by a grant from the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.

Dates & Times: 2018 Session ended. 2019 dates and times TBD
Location:
Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
Contact: Saba Shahid at (203) 565-9647 or smilethroughart@gmail.com OR APDA MA at (800) 651-8466 or apdama@apdaparkinson.org

 

Barnstable, MA - Sing for Joy

 

The Cape Conservatory announces Sing for Joy, a singing group for people living with Parkinson Disease. In conjunction with the PSN/APDA (Parkinson Support Network of Cape Cod/ American Parkinson Disease Association), the Conservatory is offering Sing for Joy free of charge. The group is designed to help those with Parkinson’s disease maintain the health of their voice, build community through singing, and experience hope – and joy – through music. Family members, Friends, and Caregivers are welcome to attend.

Sing for Joy is funded by a grant from the Parkinson Support Network of Cape Cod, a Branch of the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter and the Arts Foundation Cape Cod.

Click here to see a flyer.

Location: Cape Conservatory, 2235 Iyannough Road, Route 132, West Barnstable, MA 02668
Dates & Times: Mondays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Contact: 508-362-2772 or info@capeconservatory.org

 

Cambridge, MA - Drumming Circle with SoulWorks Rhythm

 

Recently, drumming has been associated with therapeutic benefits like lower blood pressure, stress relief, and improved coordination. SoulWorks Rhythm provides an array of drums, musical guidance, and enthusiasm. No previous experience is necessary.

Location: Youville House, 1573 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Dates & Times: Contact Youville House for dates and times
Contact: Katie Blanchard, 617-491-1234 or katieblanchard@youvillehouse.org

 

Lee, MA - Parkinson's Disease Singing Group - Sing for Joy

 

This choir is for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. All ages and all levels of singing ability are welcome. The goal is to uplift people’s spirits and improve communication skills. Click here to see the program flyer.

Dates & Times: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am
Location: Lee First Congregational Church, Park Place, Lee, MA 01238
Contact: Megan Cooke at 413-770-1975 or beckethome@yahoo.com

 

Newton, MA - Tremble Clefs Choral Singing

 

Tremble Clefs is a singing group for people with PD and their care partners. The group can help with Parkinson’s-related voice and communication challenges using LSVT inspired techniques. MGH Speech and Language therapists consult to the program. NO singing experience is required. Registration is required.

Location: United Parish of Auburndale, 64 Hancock Street, Newton, MA 02466
Contact:781-647-JFCS (5327)

 

Rockland, MA - Art Escape Painting Workshops

 

110 Fitness has partnered with MacMurray Designs Art Studios to provide these 3-hour painting workshops. There are separate workshops for people with Parkinson’s and care partners. This program is supported by a grant from the APDA MA Chapter.

Learn more about Art Escape classes here.

Location: MacMurray Designs, 200 Weymouth Street, Rockland, MA 02370
Contact: Brett Miller, 781-616-3313 or bmiller@110fitness.org

 

Shrewsbury, MA - Choral Singing for PD

 

The Choral Singing Program for Parkinson’s offers a therapeutic singing program in Shrewsbury, MA. Thanks to a grant from the American Parkinson Disease Association MA Chapter, there is no cost for these classes, though a $10 donation is appreciated. This event is open to individuals with Parkinson’s and their care partners.

See a flyer here.

Dates & Times: Mondays, 10:15 AM –  12:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church on the Common, Route 140 and Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Contacts: David Russell – dasrusl@charter.net, (508) 753-1660;
Denis Coughlin –  speakeasyd@aol.com, (978) 464-2692

 

Southampton, MA - The Art Cart Creativity and Movement Workshops

 

The Art Cart will continue their workshops in Southampton, MA, at DopaFit Wellness Center! Learn the benefits of creativity and movement for people with Parkinson’s. Each class will explore a different artistic medium.

For more information, click here. Registration is required.

This program is supported by a grant from the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.

Dates: Saturdays, NOV 18, DEC 16, 2017, JAN 27, FEB 17, MAR 3, APR 21, MAY 19, JUN 23, JUL 21, AUG 25, SEP 22, OCT 20, NOV 17, 2018
Time: 11 AM – 1 PM
Location: Dopafit Movement Center, 15 College Highway, Southampton, MA 01073
Contact: Saba Shahid, (203) 565-9647 or smilethroughart@gmail.com OR the APDA MA at (800) 651-8466

 

Worcester, MA - The Art Cart Creativity and Movement Workshops

 

The Art Cart presents this series of creativity workshops for people with Parkinson’s. These classes are free to participants. Anyone with PD is welcome to join, along with a care partner or family member (if space is available).

Click here for a flyer.

This series is supported by a grant from the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.

Dates: Thursdays; APR 12, MAY 10, JUN 14, JUL 12, AUG 9, SEP 13, OCT 11, NOV 8, DEC 13, 2018; JAN 10, FEB 21, MAR 21, 2019
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Location: 121 Lincoln Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA 01606 (Park and enter from the back of the building)
Contact: Saba Shahid, 203-565-9647 or smilethroughart@gmail.com; or APDA I&R Center at 800-651-8466

 

 

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