POCATELLO — The Pocatello Parkinson’s support group will be starting something new this month that we are really excited about. Beginning the week of Dec. 1, they will start having boxing classes at the Senior Activity Center, 437 N. Sixth Ave. This is a non-contact boxing program to benefit those with Parkinson's disease, providing exercise activities that have been shown to slow or reduce the effects of the disease. Classes are on Monday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday and Friday at 2:30 p.m. These classes will continue and will be held each week at the same times and place.
Our weekly Move and Shout exercise class will be held each Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Monte Vista Hills Healthcare Center, 1071 Renee Ave. The therapeutic dance for those with movement disorders will be held weekly at Sullivan's Mobile Home Park, 1935 S. Fifth Ave., at 4 p.m. on Thursdays each week.
The monthly meeting for December will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Monte Vista Hills Healthcare Center, 1071 Renee Ave. The featured speaker for this month will be Dr. Erich Garland, a neurologist from Idaho Falls who will be speaking on the subject, "Take ON your OFF periods."
The monthly luncheon will be at noon Dec. 14 at the Pocatello Senior Activity Center, 437 N. Sixth Ave.