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 and Vernon 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 Support Groups & Community Events

APDA Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support ServicesTM (PRESS™)

Date/Time: Meets Every Thursday, 12:00-1:30 PM
Location: The Chase Family Movement Disorders Center, 35 Talcottville Road, Suite 3, Vernon, CT 06066
Cost: Free
Details: Download the flyer

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, Wednewsdays, Thursdays, by appointment.
Accupuncture: 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
Relax, stretch, and focus on your inner-self! Our instructor was the Director of the CT Center for Massage Therapy for 20 years, retiring recently to return to her roots and the work that she loves; her massage therapy practice and teaching yoga. 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
Relax, stretch, and focus on your inner-self! Our instructor was the Director of the CT Center for Massage Therapy for 20 years, retiring recently to return to her roots and the work that she loves; her massage therapy practice and teaching yoga. 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


Register Online for these Upcoming Classes & Events

  • $50.00
    Monday, Jan 27, 2020, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

    Parkinson's Group Class: Seated - Go with the flow - INVITE ONLY

    Not open to public to attend. This class is INVITE ONLY.

    Class is only for patients who are referred by therapist and [...]

    Hartford Hospital Rehab Network
  • $90.00
    Monday, Jan 27, 2020, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

    Parkinson's Group Class: Maintenance C.R.E.W - INVITE ONLY

    Not for public attendance. This class in INVITE ONLY.

    Class is only for patients who are referred by therapist and discharged [...]

    Hartford Hospital Rehab Network
  • Free
    Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

    Steady Steps Prevention Talk

    Join us for a presentation on fall prevention.[...]

    Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter - Conference Room 1&2
  • Free
    Wednesday, Feb 05, 2020, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

    Tai Ji Quan

    Join us for the new evidence-based falls prevention program for people with Parkinson's disease.[...]

    Hartford HealthCare HealthCenter - Conference Room 1&2
  • Free
    Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020, 12:30PM - 1:30PM

    Understanding Parkinson's Disease

    In this FREE educational seminar, join board certified neurologist, Dr. Maria Moro-de-Casillas, to learn more about what is Parkinson's [...]

    Groton Senior Citizens Center - Community Room
  • Free
    Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

    Essential Tremors

    In this FREE educational seminar, join board certified neurologist, Dr. Elena Bortan, to learn more about the signs and symptoms of [...]

    Groton Senior Citizens Center - Community Room
  • Free
    Thursday, Mar 19, 2020, 6:00PM - 8:00PM

    Understanding Strokes

    In this FREE info session, join David Monti, MD, Medical Director of Hartford HealthCare Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and board certified [...]

    Hop Meadow Country Club

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