Tampa Bay senior living community offers new activities for people affected by Parkinson’s disease

Cypress Palms adds aquatic exercise and painting classes to their already established array of activities designed to assist those with the neurological condition
(PR NewsChannel) / February 2, 2012 / LARGO, Fla. 

Cypress PalmsCypress Palms, an enhanced assisted living community, located at the Palms of Largo campus, has added two new classes to their previously developed selection of “Parkinson-Friendly” classes. Cypress’ “Parkinson Friendly” programming is specifically designed to provide education, exercise and support to those with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition effecting movement, and these classes are designed to offer support for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. 

One new class is aquatics exercise and is held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at The Bonsai Holistic Spa, located at Cypress Palms, in Largo. Led by certified aquatics facilitator Vangie Pappas, the class is held in an indoor heated pool with locker room facilities. This class is underwritten by the University of South Florida’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Clinic and is free to individuals affected by the disorder. Registration is required and interested individuals can call The Bonsai Holistic Spa at 727-518-6008.

The second new class the Tampa Bay Senior Living community offers is watercolor painting which meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month. The class is also free and is held at Cypress Palms in Largo. The class is facilitated by well-known watercolor artist, Catherine Bennett. Bennett has been a professional painter since 1986 and has had her artwork featured in numerous art showings, most recently by the Waterfront Gallery of Dunedin, Fla.

These classes are in addition to other “Parkinson-Friendly” classes and support meetings which are held on an ongoing basis at Cypress Palms, in Largo. These classes include yoga on Mondays at 11 a.m., exercise for balance and agility on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m., autogenic training and progressive muscle relaxation offered on Thursdays at 11 a.m. and vocal aerobics classes every Friday at 9:45 a.m. 

The Tampa Bay Senior Living community also hosts a Parkinson’s disease lunch and learn on the first Tuesday of every month at noon, with includes a guest speaker and a free lunch. A Parkinson’s disease support group meeting offering a free lunch is held the third Tuesday of every month at noon and is facilitated by Faye Kern of the American Parkinson Disease Association. 

Those interested in more information on these Parkinson’s disease related events or any other activities hosted at Cypress Palms at the Palms of Largo campus can visit www.cypressalf.com or call (727) 559-7888.

About The Palms of Largo: Located in the heart of Pinellas County, the 88-acre Palms of Largo campus offers housing, programs, and services for individuals of all ages. Residents enjoy family and senior independent apartments, assisted living and memory care, a holistic spa and fitness center, an experiential preschool, home health care and skilled nursing. The inter-generational living facility also features Pearl Essence, Pinellas County’s first ‘women only’ memory care environment at Cypress Palms. The campus is located within minutes of Gulf beaches, major shopping, restaurants, and the Largo Cultural Center.

Adriane Evert
Website: www.cypressalf.com

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SOURCE:  The Goodman Group

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