Benevilla is excited to announce its newest program, Dancing with Parkinson’s for those living with Parkinson’s, their families and their caregivers.
Dance participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are exciting, stimulating and creative. According to Parkinson’s UK: “Some people find gentle exercise, including dance, can help them to move with greater ease and gain some relief from symptoms, as well as improving mood. The social benefits of being active and doing something enjoyable with others can be just as important.”
“I’ve been fortunate enough to have led several of these dance classes for those with a Parkinson’s diagnosis and the results are astonishing,” says Michelle Dionisio, CEO and President of Benevilla. “Many people, who felt so inhibited by this disease, find a freedom they haven’t known since being diagnosed. It’s a very special event.” Classes will be held every Wednesday in January of 2016 from 2:00pm-3:15pm at The West Valley Life Enrichment Program.
Please visitwww.BenevillaDanceJan.eventbrite.com to register or call 623-584-4999. Classes are free with a suggested donation of $5.00 per class.
Started by the community and for the community in 1981, Benevilla is a not-for-profit human services agency dedicated to enhancing the lives of West Valley residents by providing care services for older adults, intellectually disabled adults, children, and families. Services are provided through a dedicated group of staff and volunteers. For more information on services and volunteer opportunities, call 623-584-4999 or visit www.benevilla.org.