Parkinson's Mobility Class Moves to St Peter's

Move into Wellbeing run group now being held on Southfield Road

Parkinson's Mobility Class Moves to St Peter's


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The popular and well-regarded class for people with Parkinson’s and other mobility restrictions is changing venue. From September it will be located at St Peter’s Church Hall, (Dance Studio) Southfield Road, just by the E3 bus stop.

This dance, mobility, and movement class is run by the Chiswick based charity Move into Wellbeing, “providing a genuinely valued resource to your community” (David Leventhal, Director of the Dance for PD®, NYC).

Move into Wellbeing provides bespoke dance and exercise classes for people with Parkinson's disease and other mobility restrictions. A number of the founders are people with Parkinson's or their carers.

Classes are devised and run by, using specially trained and experienced teachers. They consist of a series of fun exercises to music with an emphasis on different muscle groups, co-ordination, balance, flexibility, strength and use of voice. All exercises can be performed seated and no previous experience of dance is necessary.

Ballet4Life’s founder Donna Schoenherr was inspired by her father's plight with Parkinson’s Disease for over 25 years and the classes he took in Colorado USA. His doctor was Dr. Gerald McIntosh and together with Ruth Rice, they created a music and movement therapy class more than 20 years ago.

Hounslow Council is also partially funding a parallel class at the Christ Church upstairs Hall, Turnham Green.

The 23 September fund-raising event ‘The Loyal Variety Show’ at the Andrew Lloyd Webber Theatre, Arts Educational School Chiswick, is now sold out. If you wish to enquire about returns please contact

The Charity Organisation will also be participating in the Parkinson’s Information Day at the Ruislip Rugby Club, West End Road, Ruislip, Middlesex HA4 6DR, on Thursday 1st September, 10.15 to 3.00 pm.

August 24, 2016

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