Classes & Events

The Chase Family Movement Disorders Center is dedicated to educating the community through outreach education programs and support groups.

Wellness Classes are offered in the Cheshire, Vernon and Mystic locations at no charge to patients of the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center. To register, simply call 1.855.442.4373 or register online (links below). If you have any questions, please call 860.696.5503 or email susan.lather@hhchealth.org.


Upcoming Professional Development Events

2020 Annual Parkinson’s Educational Symposium

When: Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Hartford Hospital, Heublein Hall Education & Resource Center, 560 Hudson Street, Hartford CT 06102
To Register: Susan.Lather@hhchealth.org (860.696.5503) or download the flyer


Upcoming Support Groups & Community Events

Integrative Medicine Wellness Programs

Description: Research has shown that integrative therapies may help to decrease anxiety, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain and accelerate healing.
Dates/Times:
Massage: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, by appointment.
Acupuncture: Fridays, by appointment.
To Register: Call 860.870.6385 or download the flyer.


Cheshire Wellness Programs

Fit to Move
If you have not exercised in a while, or are looking for a moderate workout, this class is for you. Stretching, cardio and weights are combined in this class designed just for people who choose less intensity but a full-body workout in chairs. Free with registration.
Tuesday, Jan 7 – Mar 31, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
To register please call Susan at 860.696.5503 or email Susan.Lather@hhchealth.org

Boxing & Functional Interval Training
Beat Parkinson’s Today is an exercise program that may improve the quality of life of people with movement disorders by performing exercises that encourage brain activation, challenge balance and stability and are functional to everyday living. Free with registration. May require screening for appropriate class.
Tuesday Jan 7 – Mar 31: 1:00 Beginner
Thursdays, Jan 9 – Mar 26: 1:00 Beginner
To register please call Susan at 860.696.5503 or email Susan.Lather@hhchealth.org

Tai Chi & Qi Gong
Calm your mind and energize your body with the deep breathing and slow, flowing movements of these ancient Chinese healing exercises. Learn simple, gentle exercises everyone can do either sitting or standing. May reduce pain and stiffness, increase balance, coordination, strength and flexibility and improve sleep, boost immune function, and improve overall health. Free with registration.
Mondays, Jan 6 – Mar 30, 10:30-11:30 AM
To register please call Susan at 860.696.5503 or email Susan.Lather@hhchealth.org

Yoga
Yoga is a complementary therapy for Parkinson’s disease that helps to increase flexibility, improves posture and is relaxing and restorative. Yoga has been shown to visibly reduce tremors and improve the steadiness of gait. Modifications are made to accommodate ability levels. Free with registration.
Fridays, Jan 10 – Mar 27, 1 – 2 PM
To register please call Susan at 860.696.5503 or email Susan.Lather@hhchealth.org


Vernon Wellness Programs

Boxing & Functional Interval Training
Beat Parkinson’s Today is an exercise program that may improve the quality of life of people with movement disorders by performing exercises that encourage brain activation, challenge balance and stability and are functional to everyday living. Free with registration. May require screening for appropriate class.
Mondays, Jan 6 – Mar 30: 2:00 Beginner; 3:00 Bronze
Thursdays, Jan 9 – Mar 26: 2:00 Beginner; 3:00 Bronze
To register please call Susan at 860.696.5503 or email Susan.Lather@hhchealth.org

Tai Chi & QiGong
Calm your mind and energize your body with the deep breathing and slow, flowing movements of these ancient Chinese healing exercises. Learn simple, gentle exercises everyone can do either sitting or standing. May reduce pain and stiffness, increase balance, coordination, strength and flexibility and improve sleep, boost immune function, and improve overall health. Free with registration.
Wednesdays, Jan 8 – Mar 25, 10:30-11:30 AM
To register please call Susan at 860.696.5503 or email Susan.Lather@hhchealth.org

Yoga
Yoga is a complementary therapy for Parkinson’s disease that helps to increase flexibility, improves posture and is relaxing and restorative. Yoga has been shown to visibly reduce tremors and improve the steadiness of gait. Modifications are made to accommodate ability levels. Free with registration.
Fridays, Jan 10 – Mar 27, 10 – 11 AM
To register please call Susan at 860.696.5503 or email Susan.Lather@hhchealth.org


Mystic Wellness Programs

Tai Chi & QiGong
Calm your mind and energize your body with the deep breathing and slow, flowing movements of these ancient Chinese healing exercises. Learn simple, gentle exercises everyone can do either sitting or standing. May reduce pain and stiffness, increase balance, coordination, strength and flexibility and improve sleep, boost immune function, and improve overall health. Free with registration.
Tuesdays, 11:30-12:30 PM, starting March, 2020
To register please call Susan at 860.696.5503 or email Susan.Lather@hhchealth.org
Download the flyer

Yoga
Yoga is a complementary therapy for Parkinson’s disease that helps to increase flexibility, improves posture and is relaxing and restorative. Yoga has been shown to visibly reduce tremors and improve the steadiness of gait. Modifications are made to accommodate ability levels. Free with registration.
Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM, starting March, 2020
To register please call Susan at 860.696.5503 or email Susan.Lather@hhchealth.org
Download the flyer


Register Online for these Upcoming Classes & Events

  • Free
    Saturday, May 09, 2020, 1:00PM - 3:00PM

    The Art of Movement

    Celebrate the creativity of people with Parkinson's with an art showcase, sale of craft items, poetry and talks. Visit the new Hartford [...]

    Hartford Healthcare at Mystic
  • Free
    Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

    Understanding Back Pain

    In this FREE info session, join board certified neurosurgeon, Joel Bauman, MD, to learn more about why it is important to recognize back [...]

    Farmington Public Library (Community Room)
  • Free
    Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020, 12:00PM - 2:00PM

    Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Patient Seminar

    This free seminar is intended for patients and family members who want to learn more about DBS for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, [...]

    HHC Chase Famiy Movement Disorder Center - Conf Room 1
  • Free
    Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020, 12:00PM - 2:00PM

    Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Patient Seminar

    This free seminar is intended for patients and family members who want to learn more about DBS for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, [...]

    HHC Chase Famiy Movement Disorder Center - Conf Room 1
  • Free
    Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020, 12:00PM - 2:00PM

    Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Patient Seminar

    This free seminar is intended for patients and family members who want to learn more about DBS for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, [...]

    HHC Chase Famiy Movement Disorder Center - Conf Room 1

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