Resources & Support

APDA- Greater St. Louis Chapter offers an array of programs and services designed to support those living with Parkinson’s and their families. This includes support groups, exercise classes, educational programs, a quarterly newsletter and information about the latest research.

Upcoming Programs in the Greater St. Louis Area

Driving Retirement Workshop

This 4-session workshop is designed to help people with Parkinson’s and their families understand how Parkinson’s can affect driving, signs of unsafe driving, options to assess safety with driving and how to use local transportation resources. Participants will create a personalized transportation plan. Fridays, May 31 to June 21 from 10am-12pm at the APDA Resource Center. Registration required: 636.778.3377.

Freezing of Gait Boot Camp

Freezing of gait is a symptom experienced by some people with Parkinson disease.  During Boot Camp, participants learn and practice strategies for overcoming a freezing episode, such as rocking in place or listening to an auditory cue. The Boot Camp is run by physical and occupational therapists with expertise in Parkinson’s.  Each session starts with education, followed by an hour of practice, then concludes with goal setting and action planning. Mondays from 10 am-12 pm, June 3 to July 8, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. Registration required: 636.928.WELL.

PRESSTM Support Group Program

The Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support Services™ (PRESS) is an 8-week APDA support group program for those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s within the last five years. The group’s primary focus is the opportunity to express feelings and   concerns regarding diagnosis and living with a chronic illness. It is not a peer led group. The health care professional who leads the group will offer insights and also engage the participants so they can meet personal and emotional goals as they move through the educational curriculum. The PRESS program will meet Mondays from June 10 to July 29, 2019, 6-8pm at the Edwardsville YMCA. Registration is required: 636.778.3377.

Tremble Clefs Concert

The Tremble Clefs’ program addresses vocal issues that come as a result of Parkinson disease and helps to improve posture, balance, and mobility through movement to music; offers members an enjoyable and supportive social outlet; and promotes PD awareness through singing. This summer, the Tremble Clefs’ classes from Salem United Methodist and West County will combine for a special concert: June 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm, The Salem Chapel (Salem United Methodist Church, 1200 S Lindbergh Blvd). The concert will be followed by a reception in the Great Room. We hope to see you there!

Wellness Course

This interactive 6-session course meets weekly and is led by an occupational therapist. Participants choose weekly topics to discuss. The small group format encourages participants to learn strategies & build resources to increase their wellness, while getting to know other people living with Parkinson’s and their care partners. Tuesdays, June 4 to July 9, 2019 from 6-8pm at the APDA Resource Center. The Wellness Course is full for the summer session. Please call 636.778.3377 to be added to the pre-registration list for upcoming sessions.

Connecting Through Art

A creative arts program that offers people with Parkinson disease the space and ability to express feelings, emotions, and daily concerns through drawing and painting. The program encourages participants to socialize as they participate in art activities and also helps them improve their fine motor skills. Monday, July 22, 2019 from 1-3 pm, location Daniel Boone Library, 300 Clarkson Rd. Ellisville, MO 63011. Registration required: 636.778.3377.

Resources in the Greater St. Louis Area

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Exercise Classes

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Support Groups

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Parkinson’s Education

We have a number of different educational resources for both healthcare professionals and people with Parkinson disease.

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Other Resources

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