Activities and Exercise

Check out these pictures from our 2017 Holiday Luncheon!


Peer Support Groups

Every week GAPS facilitates local peer support groups  for both the people with Parkinson’s and their care partners.  These are offered at different locations around Greenville to accommodate members in all areas. These groups are a critical part of our community where members are able to share their challenges and triumphs as well as ask questions about symptoms, issues, and concerns from people who are walking a similar path. We encourage all members to find a group that suits their needs and plug in for encouragement and support. If you are a young onset member, or even someone who is just unable to attend the daytime groups, you may be interested in attending the social mixer each month from 5:30-7:00pm. Sign up as a member to get the up to date locations.

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Happy Hour Social Mixer

This is a new addition to our programs as we seek to reach out to those members still active in the workforce and the community!   We hope this monthly social night will be a fun way for everyone to come and meet other active  PD members, our board, volunteers, and staff, and that it will help us as we grow in awareness and commitment to the people of Greenville.

Monthly events check back for updates on locations.
We are off in December.  Our next event is Monday January 29, 2018!

5:30-7:00pm Bon Secours Arena 

Light appetizers, cash bar, and an opportunity to connect with the Greenville community!

Watch the following videos to hear why GAPS members enjoy the Parkinson Community Social Mixers!

Speaker Seminars

Expert presentations on topics ranging from nutrition and exercise to the latest research as these relate to those people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Offered during weekday lunch hour to accommodate both retirees and those still in the work force.

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Newly Diagnosed Discussion Session

Offered quarterly, this two hour, peer-led class is intended for persons recently diagnosed (0-3 years) with Parkinson’s. Our facilitators share valuable information from their personal experiences with medication, exercise, nutrition, symptoms, and expectations. Registration is required.

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GAPS in Motion

Meets every Friday from 12:00-1:00pm
International Ballet Academy
1018 S. Batesville Rd #1C
Greer, SC 29650

First session is FREE and each additional session is $5!


YMCA Parkinson Wellness Recovery RX Partnership



Gerald Stroud Pole Walking

Weekly on Wednesdays
10:00am- 11:00am
First Baptist Greenville
847 Cleveland St.

Supervised by volunteer Anne Jenkins, this has become known as the “active” support group as members can talk and share while also using the hiking poles to improve balance and posture while walking the inside track. Contact us for more information.

Other Greenville Area Exercise Opportunities

While these are not GAPS programs, many of our members participate and benefit from the classes. These programs are designed specifically for those with Parkinson’s and are led by certified instructors and trainers.

Contact us for information on any of these programs:

  • Rock Steady Boxing at Core Balance
  • PD on the Move                                                 
  • GHS Parkinson’s Community Wellness Program