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SERVICES

DAPS serves as a pillar within the Parkinson’s community by providing free education, speech, and exercise classes, and support groups. To those who are currently on the journey of living with PD or caring for a person with PD, we offer the following resources:

Events

DAPS hosts several additional events throughout the year.  Follow us on our socials and subscribe to our e-newsletter for upcoming dates. 

Exercise Classes

Our exercise classes are led by instructors with experience and knowledge in the field of movement disorders. Exercises focus on coordination, balance, strength and endurance.  Classes are appropriate for all stages of PD and partners are welcomed to attend.

Speech Classes

According to the Parkinson Disease Foundation, nearly 90% of people with Parkinson's disease will develop speaking problems. Most notably, their volume of speech decreases, and they may develop a hoarse or monotone voice. Our therapists and group leaders follow these methods in order to help our speech therapy attendees strengthen their voices and regain their confidence in speaking. 

Dance for Movement Disorders

Dance for Movement Disorders is offered free to individuals with movement disorders. Dance has been shown to help with coordination and balance, while having fun.

Non-Contact Boxing

DAPS helps to support non-contact boxing classes, which exercise the body and the brain to help build core strength and improve cognition.  To learn more, contact us at daps@daps.org.

Care Partner Groups

Our care partner support groups are for spouses, family and friends who have a loved one with PD.  Groups are led by trained professionals and offer resources, guidance and knowledge as it pertains to chronic illness.

Educational Series

Join us monthly for our Educational Series, where specialists in the movement disorder field provide information, resources, and education to help live life fully with Parkinson’s disease.  For a list of our locations, please see our calendar.

Classes

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PD Awareness Event

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Kenneth Cooper Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon

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Keep Moving! Annual Symposium

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DAPS Celebration and Volunteer Award Luncheon