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PARKINSON PLACE is a first of its kind 8500 square foot destination site in Sarasota, Florida dedicated exclusively to the physical, mental, emotional and social needs of those living with Parkinson’s disease. Open 9am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Membership is FREE and easy.

Conveniently located just off I-75 Exit 207 (Bee Ridge Road) in Sarasota, PARKINSON PLACE offers over 80 free programs per month to members in addition to special activities and social events. Programs are led by certified licensed instructors all experts in the field. All participation programs are based on individual ability and can be performed standing or sitting in a chair.

IT’S EASY TO KEEP YOUR BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT UP AND MOVING AT PARKINSON PLACE!

 Ongoing educational programs with complimentary buffet lunch include ASK-THE-DOCTOR a monthly Lunch & Learn with Juan Sanchez-Ramos, MD, PhD, Fellowship Trained Movement Disorders Specialist, PRF Medical Director and Director of the USF Parkinson Clinic at Parkinson Place.

PARKINSON POWER a weekly Lunch & Learn with Marilyn Tait, a noted expert in the physical and emotional needs of patients and caregivers, offers everything you need to know to live well today with Parkinson’s.

PARKINSON PLACE offers 5 different EXERCISE CLASSES!

  • GENTLE YOGA – Simple Poses & Meditation with Lynn Burgess
  • FUN FITNESS – Interactive Group Exercise with Kathi Sims
  • AGELESS GRACE – 21 Energizing Chair Exercises with Mary Masi
  • LET’S DANCE – Music & Expressive Movement with Leymis Wilmott
  • TAI CHI – Meditative Exercise with Kathi Sims

VOICE AEROBICS, Voice & Breathing Exercises, with Mary Spremulli and SINGIN’G IN THE PARK CHORUS with Phyllis Lowitt support enhanced speech and swallowing performance while ART 101 with Cheryl Mooney promotes individual creative expression.

PARKINSON PLACE IS THE PLACE TO BE FOR CAREGIVERS!

CAREGIVING MADE EASY with Marilyn Tait & Denise Drabik provides a nurturing motivational environment for an hour each week where caregivers can speak freely and get the guidance, support and resources necessary to provide dignified long term care for a loved one with Parkinsons.

It’s easy to fill your day in a positive way at PARKINSON PLACE with a wide array of program opportunities all designed to help Parkinson patients and caregivers enjoy a better life today!

PARKINSON PLACE

A warm and welcoming home away from home

for Parkinson patients and caregivers.

funded in full by the

PARKINSON RESEARCH FOUNDATION

 

Parkinson Research Foundation and USF Clinic, Research and Fellowship Program

Movement Disorders & Parkinson’s Disease

North Campus

Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos

serves as Medical Director of the Parkinson Research Foundation Center (PRF) of Excellence. He directs Tampa Bay Parkinson’s Disease Chapter. With the support from the PRF, Dr. Sanchez-Ramos has expanded clinical services. The increased activity includes experimental clinical trials and basic research in Parkinson’s disease. In addition, the PRF supports a PRF Chapter serving the Tampa Bay region. The primary goal of the PRF Chapter is to deliver the best care and information about Parkinson’s disease. Services of the PRF Tampa Chapter include the presentation of patient conferences focusing on medical management and therapeutic interventions that improve the daily lives of patients. These include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, exercise, nutrition, etc.

The Parkinson Research Foundation will also establish a post-doctoral fellowship to train future generations of experts in Parkinson’s disease. Training will include the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of movement disorders, with emphasis on Parkinson’s disease. The candidate will have the chance to work with Dr. Sanchez-Ramos and to collaborate with neurosurgery in treating patients who require deep brain stimulation. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to work at least 2 days a week in basic research in the laboratory of Dr. Sanchez-Ramos, with a focus on stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. The training program will be tailored to the unique goals of the candidate; however, those individuals who want to publish both basic and clinical research papers are most likely to benefit from this program. The Parkinson Research Foundation Fellowship is geared for the individual who plans an academic career.

 

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