"We are doing the Argentine tango, and it's really a lot of fun. I got to learn how to turn and did a little bit of foot work, and I really, really truly enjoy that. That's my favorite."
"I get to take my mom to dance every week. To have something fun and normal has been such a blessing to us."
"The continuing education about Parkinson's has made me aware of how to manage my disease."
"Friendship is the most significant thing I have gained though my experience with HAPS. We have happy meetings and understand each other and enjoy ourselves."
NOTICE: Due to disaster recovery efforts taking place at the American Red Cross building, the Tuesday Tai Chi class with Mary is cancelled and will resume the first week of June. All other HAPS classes are operating as scheduled.
exercise & support groups
Exercise, speech, yoga, tai chi, music, water, dance and various support groups are available free of charge.
HAPS is currently enrolling individuals for the upcoming Parkinson’s Enrichment Program (PEP) session which begins in June!
This fun, five-week enrichment program is offered quarterly to individuals with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease. The four-hour program is presented at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church each Friday for five consecutive weeks and has components of exercise; recreation; socialization; education; peer-led discussion; professionally facilitated support; and lunchtime conversations. Previous sessions have included virtual travel, art, dance, photography and educational lectures.