Neurological Classes & Events

It's easy to register for an EvergreenHealth class!

  • Call the EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline at 425.899.3000 and select option 1.
  • Click on the link with each class for online registration.

Fall Prevention Workshop

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Free

Register online 24/7 or by phone at 425.899.3000 Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Each year, millions of adults ages 65 and older fall. People with disabilities are also at high risk.

Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death.

Fortunately, falls are preventable!

Be proactive by attending this valuable class! You will learn how to:

  • Stay active and independent
  • Minimize risk from factors such as weakness, poor vision, and medications
  • Organize your environment to reduce risk
  • Safely manage home and self-care activities
  • Stay strong and physically active

Speakers

Melissa Gilbert, DPT, NCS
Physical Therapist at EvergreenHealth Rehabilitation Services

Susan Watters, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist at EvergreenHealth Rehabilitation Services

Alicia Nowak, CPT, NCS
Physical Therapist at EvergreenHealth Rehabilitation Services


Resilience: The Key to Living Well with MS

Saturday, Oct. 6 2018
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Check-in begins at 9 a.m.
Free
Lunch will be provided

Class size is limited; pre-registration required.
Register online 24/7 or by phone at 425.899.3000 Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Multiple sclerosis creates challenges and uncertainty for those who live with it. One of the cornerstones to maintaining happiness and life satisfaction while living with MS is resilience. Resilience involves dealing with challenges, making adjustments and bouncing back so you can continue to find satisfaction in life. It's what enables us to thrive in the face of adversity. People may be naturally more or less resilient, but the good news is that resilience is a skill that we can all develop and improve. Join our panel of experts for an in-depth discussion of cognitive, physical and emotional resilience and build the skills you need to thrive!!

Guest Speakers

Virginia Simnad, MD, MSc
Medical Director of Neurology at EvergreenHealth

Brad Tyson, PsyD
Clinical Neuropsychologist at EvergreenHealth Neurology Care

Kristy Brewer Sherman, PhD
Rehabilitation Psychologist at EvergreenHealth Neurology Care

Holly Slay Ferraro, PhD
Associate Professor, Seattle University Albers School of Business & Economics; family member of a love one living with MS


Classes

NEURO-NUTRITION CLASS
An interactive class and discussion group to learn more about how to:

  • Plan a good basic diet that provides the nutrition your body needs
  • Understand the calories needed to achieve or maintain a reasonable weight
  • Develop eating strategies to prevent GI issues like constipation and slow digestion
  • Schedule meals for best medication action
  • Protect your energy by planning and preparing meals

Class is for:  people with all neurological disorders

Fee:  Free

Available dates and online registration


FROM-THE-GROUND-UP STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY
A mostly-mat based class designed to give a safe and effective workout. Class includes elements of yoga, tai chi, dumbbell exercise and exercise bands.

Class is for: people with neurological disorders such as MS, Parkinson's and stroke

Meets Mondays and Fridays, 2-3 p.m.

Fee: $20 for each four-week session  

Available dates and online registration


NEURO-NUTRITION CLASS
A class and discussion group for people who live with Parkinson’s Disease, MS and other neurologic conditions.

Meets the 3rd Friday of each month, 9:30- 10:30 a.m.

Fee:  Free


DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S
Join the internationally acclaimed Dance for PD® class to stretch and strengthen your body and use eyes, ears and touch to control movement through dance. Come prepared to move with live accompaniment and discover how exhilarating it is to dance - mentally, spiritually and physically. No dance experience necessary to participate. 

Meets on Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., for 8 weeks.

Fee: Free

To inquire about the next series start date, please call the EvergreenHealth Nurse Navigator & Healthline at 425.899.3000.


THERAPEUTIC YOGA FOR MS - VIDEOS
Restore, renew and regenerate your energy. Therapeutic Yoga for MS develops mind-body awareness, stability, coordination, balance and calms your nervous system. Follow our videos in the comfort of your home.

Therapeutic Yoga Videos


TREMOLOS – CHOIR FOR PARKINSON’S

Improve the volume, projection and quality of your voice through a fun series of breathing and vocal exercises. Choir director, Judi Spencer will lead you through singing classic songs with accompaniment.

Date: Tuesdays, Mar. 1 - Apr. 12
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Music Works Northwest, 1331 118th Avenue SE #400, Bellevue 98005

Fee: Suggested donation of $5 per class
Contact: Maria Cole at 206.946.6517 or mariac@nwpf.org


Support Groups

LIVING MINDFULLY WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS

Support group for those wanting to live mindfully and with self-compassion. See website for more information

Meets: 3rd Wednesday of each month 
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: EvergreenHealth, Room Tan 134, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland 98034

Fee: Free
To register, or for more information, call 425.296.2705 or email info@thecenterforchronicillness.org


MEN’S GROUP
Support group for men affected by neurological conditions such as MS, Parkinson's and stroke

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 3-4 p.m.
Location: DeYoung Pavilion, 2nd Floor Rainier Room, 12039 NE 128th Street, Kirkland 98034

Fee: Free
No registration required


LIVING WELL AFTER STROKE
Join other stroke survivors and their care partners to support each other through recovery and learn valuable information about secondary stroke prevention.

Fee: Free
Available dates and online registration


PARKINSON’S CARE PARTNER SUPPORT GROUP
This support group provides a comfortable environment for bringing up the issues, concerns and emotions that many face while providing care for a loved one with Parkinson's disease. The group is facilitated by a social worker.

Date: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
Time change: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Tan 134
Fee: Free
Contact: Sarah Winter, LICSW at 206.946.6517 or sarah@nwpf.org 
No registration required


KIRKLAND MS SELF-HELP GROUP

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: EvergreenHealth Tan Room 117
Contact: Susan: 425.822.0462 Karen: karcu@hotmail.com
No registration required


EASTSIDE MS SELF-HELP GROUP

Find comfort and strength with your peers as you learn new information and tips to get more out of your life. Guest speakers from many disciplines and areas of interest educate us each month.

Date:  2nd Wednesday of each month
Time:  9:30-11 a.m.
Location:  EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Room Red 552/554
Contact:  Jerry Weiser 425.868.6810


NATIONAL MS SOCIETY NORTHWEST CHAPETER SELF-HELP GROUPS
More than 40 self-help groups across Western and Central Washington, Montana, and Alaska give people with MS the chance to meet and talk with others who share their challenges and successes. The chapter also sponsors groups serving those with specific interests, such as caregivers, LGBT, men, mothers, and young adults.
For more information about self-help groups in your area:
visit the National MS Society Groups and Discussions webpage and search under Kirkland
• call 800.344.4867 and press option 1


GREATER NORTHWEST MS TELEPHONE SUPPORT GROUP
Sponsored by National MS Society Northwest Chapter.

Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Contact: 1.888.279.3775, code 4001#


ONE-ON-ONE PEER CONNECTIONS
MS affects everyone differently- that’s why it is important to have someone who understands to support you.

Through the Peer Connections program you can search for and connect with a peer support volunteer who has “been there” and can provide you with helpful tips, suggestions and emotional support for the challenges that MS throws at you. You can connect with your peer via one-on-one ongoing telephone calls, email conversations or messages within our online community.

To find out more, please call 800.344.4867 and press option 1, or visit www.nationalmssociety.org.


Class Locations

Our community health classes and events are held on the EvergreenHealth Kirkland campus as well as other locations in our region.  

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