Live Well Today

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To support that mission we offer specific programs, information and tools for living well.

Living Well Challenge Webinar

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Davis Phinney Foundation Living Well ChallengeThe Living Well Challenge™ is an educational webinar series featuring movement disorder experts speaking on topics of interest to people affected by Parkinson’s disease.  You can “take the challenge” to live well today with Parkinson’s by viewing the webisodes, discussing your own experiences and impressions with family, friends and support group, and devising your own action plan to help you:

  • Be Informed and Be Aware
  • Be Active
  • Be Involved
  • Be Connected

Take the next step. Take action after watching the webisodes. Make your own Living Well Pledge right now by downloading your own pledge card to print at home. Write down one thing you will do to live well today. Stick it on your mirror. Post it on your fridge. Share it with your care partner. Make it real.

NEW! Managing Parkinson’s with the Mind of a Dancer

David Leventhal is a founding teacher and Program Director for Dance for PD®, a collaborative program of the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group that has now been used as a model for classes in more than 100 communities in 11 countries. He leads classes for people with Parkinson’s around the world and trains other teachers in the Dance for PD approach. In this Living Well Challenge webisode, Leventhal discusses the benefits of “Managing Parkinson’s with the Mind of a Dancer” and invites viewers to experience the liberation and attitude shift that coincides with shedding the label “Person with Parkinson’s” and adopting the new identity of “dancer.” He further details how thinking and moving like a dancer logically applies to many aspects of living with Parkinson’s.

Download Dr. Leventhal’s slides HERE.

Take action! Download and complete the Living Well Pledge. Share it with someone who will support your efforts, and post it where it will remind you to stay committed.

This presentation and the archived webisodes below are available free, on demand – you may watch them anytime you like, as many times as you like. Tell a friend about the Living Well Challenge webinar and share the link to this page!

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Upcoming Webisodes

Approximately every other month, we’ll be offering new webisodes to provide you with information you crave. Stay tuned for presentations on subjects like swallowing, relationships, digestive symptoms and strategies, and things you can do today to improve your quality of life with Parkinson’s. Sign up to receive email notification when new webisodes become available.

Panel Discussion Webinar Q & A

Two of our Living Well Challenge panelists from the live June 2011 webcast, Dr. Monique Giroux and Dr. Terry Ellis, along with DBS specialist Sierra Farris have reviewed the many excellent questions that were submitted during the event. Read their responses hereTopics include:

Before you undertake any exercise program or make changes to your daily routine, consult your doctor and please read this important information.

 

 

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