Category: Exercise & Support

Exercise

Exercise benefits the physical and psychological well-being of individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Because Parkinson’s disease affects a person’s ability to move, exercise helps to keep muscles strong and can improve

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Boxing

The tremendously popular non-contact boxing empowers those living with a diagnosis an opportunity to fight back against Parkinson’s disease. Boxing is a full-body workout program designed to help manage the

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Dance

Dance for Parkinson’s Houston Ballet Foundation and HAPS have an amazing and exciting partnership. HAPS and Houston Ballet continue their partnership to offer an innovative, collaborative dance program for people

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Water

Water exercise allows freedom of movement, which promotes improved range of motion and increased functional strength. It provides buoyancy and weightlessness, which creates an environment for fewer falls, less risk

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Speech

Communication is a critical part of everyday life. Studies show 50-89% of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s experience speech and voice disorders as a result of the disease. HAPS speech classes

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Yoga

Yoga is a discipline that is based on integration of mind, body, and spirit. There are many benefits of practicing yoga in relation to Parkinson’s disease, including improved respiratory functions,

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Hand Dexterity

Fine motor skills impact almost everything we do throughout our day like getting dressed, texting, or writing our names. This weekly virtual class aims to improve or maintain hand strength

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Ping Pong

While all forms of exercise are beneficial, the thing that makes ping-pong unique is that is incorporates balance, hand-eye coordination, and the rhythm or pace of reciprocal play. It incorporates

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Support Groups

HAPS provides support groups under the supervision of two licensed Master’s level social workers designed to help individuals and their caregivers find peer support in dealing with the daily challenges

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Enrichment

Throughout the year HAPS offers enrichment programs as a way of coming together to engage with peers in a fun and social setting! Check our online calendar to find events

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