Classes, Workshops & Support Groups for Neurological & Movement Disorders


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Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Symposium

Date:  Saturday, July 24, 2021 (virtual meeting over Teams)
Time:  9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Fee:  Free

Are you interested in learning more about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) interventions and lifestyle changes that could improve management of your MS symptoms? Join us for an informative discussion about:

  • The scope and relevance of complementary and alternative medicine
  • The safety and efficacy of various CAM treatments and therapies
  • Options that can provide relief when conventional therapies are limitedThe role of Lifestyle Medicine in achieving optimal health with
  • chronic illness
  • Specific lifestyle interventions that can improve one’s health and wellbeing, including a healthy diet,
    physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, social connection and avoidance
    of harmful substances

Featured Speakers

This workshop will feature two exceptional speakers, who have extensive knowledge of alternative and lifestyle treatment approaches used in the management of multiple sclerosis.

Allen Bowling, MD, PhD: Physician Associate at the Colorado Neurological Institute and Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado
Dr. Bowling is the author of a vast number of lay and professional publications and 5 books about MS, including his most recent book, Optimal Health with Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide to Integrating Lifestyle, Alternative and Conventional Medicine. He has provided consultation or authored publications for many MS and neurological organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the National MS Society (NMSS), and the MS International Federation (MSIF).

Saray Stancic, MD: Founder, Stancic Health and Wellness
Dr. Saray Stancic is a Lifestyle Medicine physician and founder of Stancic Health and Wellness, a Lifestyle Medicine practice in New Jersey that evolved from her own experience overcoming multiple sclerosis. She is the author of What’s Missing From Medicine: Six Lifestyle Changes To Overcome Chronic Illness. She’s also featured in Code Blue, a film about the practice of lifestyle medicine to prevent, manage and reverse chronic diseases.


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

Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
This class is now available via Webex. Access information will be provided when you register.

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


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.  Learn more about Dance for Parkinsons

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

You can pre-register by calling 206.518.5232, or register in person on your first day of class. Drop ins are welcome.

Fee: Free


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

Please come enjoy 60 minutes of vocal exercises, fun and familiar tunes, and the camaraderie of PwP, care partners, family and friends. The Tremolo Singers meet the first 3 Tuesdays of each month via Zoom, 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon. Please register via www.JudiSpencer.com or via Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, www.nwpf.org .

Date: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Currently meeting on Zoom.

Fee: Call for details
Contact: Judi Spencer, 425.394.9244; judi4tulips@gmail.com 


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


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
Group meets the first Wednesday of each month.
2-3 p.m.
Call 425.899.3000 for location information


PARKINSON’S CARE PARTNER SUPPORT GROUP
This support group is dedicated for family members or friends who have assumed the role of caregiver for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorder.

Date: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Currently meeting on Zoom.

Fee: No Charge
Contact: For more information or Zoom link - Sarah Winter, MSW, LICSW, 206.946.6517


WOMEN LIVING WITH PARKINSON’S
Though Parkinson’s disease is often associated with men, there are a great many women who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Women living with Parkinson’s have their own unique experiences, concerns and needs. Our women-centered support group provides as supportive environment to discuss topics and concerns with others who understand and can relate to your experiences.

Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Currently meeting on Internet via web-conferencing.

Fee: No Charge
Contact: Pam Salas, BSN, RN: spsalas@evergreenhealthcare.org or T. Crandall, MSW: tccrandall@evergreenhealth.com, 425.899.5383


MEN’S PD SUPPORT GROUP
Feeling like your world is a little out of control? Your body and brain are in a conspiracy not to work together and make your life miserable? Come join other men with Parkinson’s Disease and other Parkinson’s Disease-related disorders to explore what is happening to our minds and bodies as we look for ways to cope and to thrive in spite of our limitations.

Date: 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Contact Brad Tyson, PsyD for details: BTTyson@evergreenhealth.com 

Fee: No Charge
Contact: Brad Tyson, PsyD: BTTyson@evergreenhealth.com 


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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