How this organization is supporting Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Learn how the Bluegrass Parkinson’s Alliance is educating the community and providing resources for those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

Men use foam tubes to hit exercise balls during a drum class.

The Bluegrass Parkinson’s Alliance hosts a number of free classes to support those impacted by PD. | Photo courtesy of Bluegrass Parkinson’s Alliance

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For those of you who may not know, April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and The Bluegrass Parkinson’s Alliance is hoping to educate the public about its programs and resources that can benefit those with Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

According to Executive Director Laura Saldato, exercise is key for people with movement disorders, which is why the organization hosts free classes with the help of neurologists for those suffering from PD + their caretakers including —


Power for PD, 1882 Bellefonte Dr. | 1 p.m.

  • A group aerobic + physical therapy exercise class.


Drums Alive!, 2351 Alumni Dr. | 2 + 3 p.m.

  • A music therapy class that combines movement and drums.


Aquatics Class, 2050 Versailles Rd. | 2 p.m.

  • A low-impact workout that encourages movement without adding strain.


Tai Chi, 1882 Bellefonte Dr. | 1 p.m.

  • This mindful exercise class blends martial arts + breathing for some easy slow movement.
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