Wellness Programs

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy

CST is a for people with mild to moderate dementia. Group members take part in meaningful and stimulating activities, proven to help maintain memory and mental functioning

The group is limited to 8 people and participants must be pre-screened to participate.

Tuesdays & Thursdays | Oct 3rd to Nov 16th | 3:00 – 4:00 pm
APDA Missouri Chapter office in Chesterfield
16100 Chesterfield Parkway West, Suite 125
FOR MORE INFORMATION Contact Amanda or Kim at 636-778-3377 or email apdamo@apdaparkinson.org 

Connecting Through Art

Connecting through Art is a creative arts program that offers people with PD the space and ability to express feelings, emotions, and daily concerns through art. It is open to any adult who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners.

Session dates and times:

  • Monday, September 18 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 2 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 16 – 10.00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Friendship Village Chesterfield
15201 Olive Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Click here to register.

Voice Exercises

Approximately,   80% or more of those living with Parkinson’s will experience some form of voice issues,  the most common of these being a decrease in vocal volume and inadequate breath support.  Singing with a group specifically designed for those living with PD can address those targeted areas and improve the voice.

Check out the Tremble Clefs singing group and voice exercises here.

Cognitive Exercises

brain in hands

Just like physical exercise, mental “exercise” is important. Mental activities can include doing puzzles, playing cards, reading books, going to lectures or concerts, or learning a new activity. These can be coupled with physical exercise such as learning new dance steps. Just like with physical exercise, there is no single “right” mental exercise. Social interactions are an important source of mental stimulation, and many activities can be done with friends or family members.

Click here for some suggestions and activities to boost your brain.

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