Classes, Workshops & Support Groups for Neurological & Movement Disorders


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Enhancing Psychological and Emotional Well-Being

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Free

Light snacks will be provided

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

Multiple sclerosis can be associated with a higher risk for psychological and emotional changes, including depression, anxiety and irritability.

These changes are believed to be caused in part by damage to the nervous system and can also be related to the challenges of living with disabling MS symptoms. They affect one’s quality of life and make it harder to cope with the challenges of MS and most other aspects of life.

This workshop will explore the biological basis and effective treatments for mood disorders in MS and strategies for combating loneliness and building social connection.

Join us for a stimulating discussion focused on understanding the emotional challenges of MS and what you can do to take control and improve your quality of life.

Speakers

Virginia Simnad, MD, MSc
Medical Director - Neurology

Brad Tyson, PsyD
Clinical Neuropsychologist at EvergreenHealth Neurology Care

Kristy Brewer Sherman, PhD, ABPP
Rehabilitation Psychologist at EvergreenHealth Neurology Care

Allison Fine, LICSW
Private Practice Clinical Social Worker
Director of the Center for Chronic Illness


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


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

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


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
Support group for care partners of someone with Parkinson's disease. Please note this group's time and location correlates with the Men's Group and the Women Living with Parkinson's Group so both partners can participate.

Date: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location:  DeYoung Pavilion at EvergreenHealth, 5th floor conference room

Fee: Free
Contact: Sarah Winter, LICSW at 206.946.6517 or sarah@nwpf.org 
No registration required


WOMEN LIVING WITH PARKINSON’S
A professionally led support group for women living with Parkinson’s.

Date: 4th Tuesday of each month
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: DeYoung Pavilion at EvergreenHealth, 2nd floor, Rainier Room

Fee:  Free
Contact Pam Salas, BSN, RN at spsalas@evergreenhealthcare.org with any questions.


EVERGREEN MEN’S GROUP
Support group for those affected by Parkinson's and other PD-related disorders.

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Location: DeYoung Pavilion at EvergreenHealth, 2nd Floor Rainier Room

Fee: Free
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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