Monthly Support Group Meetings

 
Daytime Support Group Meetings are held the 4th Monday of the month (except December and Memorial Holiday in May) at 12 Noon.  There are separate meetings for Persons with Parkinsons and Care Partners.  Feel free to bring your lunch; drinks are provided.  Location:  Crestwood Christian Church,  1882 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington.
 
Evening Support Group Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6pm.  Crestwood Christian Church.
 
Support Group Meetings in Somerset are held the 3rd Friday of the month at 10am at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in the small dining room.

Guest Speaker Programs

Speaker meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month at 1:30pm, usually in September, October, March, April, and May.  Guest speakers share information on topics of special interest to those with Parkinson’s and their care partners.

Activities and Classes

The LOUD Crowd

LSVT Loud is a  state-of-the-art national program designed to help persons with PD. The program is a standardized, research-based therapy.  LSVT LOUD trains a person to complete a series of simple, redundant  exercises that strengthen the voice, improve clarity of speech and often improve swallowing. 

The LOUD Crowd is an ongoing drop-in group with Heather Gaddis, Speech Pathologist at Baptist Health on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 AM.

Location: Baptist Health Hospital, 1740 Nicholasville Road - Use Entrance 2 and drive to the front of the building.  A valet will park your vehicle.  Enter the building and turn left at the information desk.  Walk down the hall to the North Tower.  Take the first set of elevators to the right up to the thrid floor.  Exit into the lobby and the classroom will be on the opposite side of the lobby across from the elevators.  Following class, cars will be returned at valet. 

For more information, contact Speech Pathology Department at (859) 260-6129

Cost:  Currently being paid by LAPSG through a generous donation

Aquatic Class

Care partners are welcome to participate also.

Location:  Cardinal Hill

Cost:  currently being paid by LAPSG through a generous donation

P.E.P. Parkinson’s Exercise Program

Exercise Class Every Thursday at 6pm in the Old Dining Room.  The class is high energy and is designed for highly functioning persons with Parkinson’s and tailored to their specific needs.  Care Partners are welcome in this class.

Location: Cardinal Hill

Cost: Currently being paid by LAPSG through a generous donation

Pressing on with Parkinson’s - Chair Yoga

An exercise program led by Dyna Zehnder, a specially trained certified yoga instructor, who incorporates stretching, yoga, aerobic exercise and music into this class specifically designed for persons with PD.  Care partners also are encouraged to participate.

Location:  Crestwood Christian Church

Cost:  currently being paid by LAPSG through a generous donation.

Sentimental Journey - Music Group 

Sentimental Journey is a free music group that is open to all persons with Parkinson’s and their care partners.  No musical experience or talent is necessary to participate.  Get out of the house and join in on the fun!

Location: Meet in the Anchor Room at Crestwood.

Cost: A grant received by LAPSG has made this class possible.

Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady is a nationally certified boxing exercise program designed for persons with Parkinson’s. 

Location: TITLE Boxing Club

For more information:  859-268-4853 or www.TITLEboxingclub.com

PD-101

An interactive program to encourage, empower and motivate persons with Parkinson’s and their care partners as they face the challenges of this progressive neurological disease.  Led by a inspiring 10-year Parkinson’s survivor and filled with practical tips for daily living.

PD-201

Continuing to empower those with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners.  Looks deeper into cognitive changes, emotional issues, driving safety, taking control of your care, how to keep moving, and much more.

Medication Update

A program offered annually when a neurologist and a pharmacist with specialized knowledge of Parkinson’s provide an update on medication management in PD.

Care Partners’ Retreat

An annual half-day program designed to provide respite and relaxation for care partners.  Usually planned for April.

Gathering for the Good

An annual half-day program to bring you the latest advances in PD care for persons diagnosed with PD, their care partners in living well with the challenges of PD.  Planned for November.