Whelan said they bring in speakers to the meetings who are knowledgeable about Parkinson’s. The meetings also include 10-15 minutes of exercises before each class because those are vital to helping.
“People can come and be among others with similar inabilities and no one is going to judge,” Whelan said. “We are all in this together.”
There is also time for participants to share their experiences. If they experience something new or strange, chances are someone else in the group has experienced it too and can help them out.
Everyone is invited to attend these meetings. Caregivers and loved ones of those who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s are encouraged.