PROGRAMS & EXERCISE

IMPORTANT: DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), ALL GAPS ON-SITE PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. HOWEVER, WE HAVE DEVELOPED SOME ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP YOU STAY CONNECTED.

PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE DURING THIS TIME OF QUARANTINE.

 

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Keep moving, stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you soon.


Have you missed coming to the GAPS Social? Meet with us online! (BYOB, of course.) 

The next GAPS Social is TBA.

4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Location: Online Virtual Meeting

Please register so we know how many people to expect. Thank you!


NEW! GAPS Bereavement Group is a monthly support group specifically for those who have lost a loved one through Parkinson's Disease. No registration is required.

The GAPS Bereavement Group begins July 15, 2020 (online)

11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Online Virtual Meeting (use button below to join)

or dial-in by phone:  +1 929 205 6099

Meeting ID: 827 1716 9228

Password: 781514


NOW ONLINE! GAPS Coffee Talk is a monthly, educational series led by area experts in matters such as insurance, Medicare, home health, mindfulness, nutrition, and other topics relevant to those dealing with Parkinson's. Talks occur the first Tuesday of every month. Registration is required.

The next GAPS Coffee Talk is July 7, 2020 (online)

10:00am - 11:30am

Topic: Motivating People with Vibrational Wellness

Presenter: Jeff Holland, Sonic Artist & Percussionist

Location: Online Virtual Meeting

His focus is going to be how to relax, engage, focus, and rejuvenate our body’s energy. He will share

some simple examples of how people can use rhythms and frequencies to improve their quality of life.


NOW ONLINE! 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. 

Please register so we know how many participants to expect. Thank you! 

Topic: TBA

Speaker: TBA

The next GAPS Lunch & Learn is August 20, 2020

11:30am - 1:00pm

Location: TBA


GAPS Mentoring is a one-to-one, advisory relationship between a newly-diagnosed person/care partner and an existing GAPS member/care partner who has been living well with PD to offer advice and encouragement for the journey. 

If you are a person with Parkinson's or a care partner and are interested in being a mentor to your peers, please call 864-905-2574 or use our Contact Page.

This program can be done through phone calls or video chat.

Contact us today and we can put you in touch with one of our fabulous mentors!


GAPS SUPPORT GROUPS

ALL ON-SITE SUPPORT GROUPS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

HOWEVER, SEE BELOW ON HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP!

Every week, GAPS facilitates local support groups for both the people with Parkinson’s and their care partners.  These are offered at different locations throughout the Upstate 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.

VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS!

Since you can't meet in person right now, our Facilitators are providing a weekly opportunity to participate in GAPS Support Groups online through Zoom Video Conferencing*. No matter which Support Group you may have attended locally, this is an opportunity to join ALL of your GAPS family and peers at once!

 

However, we still have the ability to have separate meetings, one for the Caregivers and one for the Person With Parkinson's.

 

Tuesdays (Caregivers)   ~   3:00pm - 4:00pm

Thursdays (PWP's)   ~   3:00pm - 4:00pm

 



On the appropriate day and time, you will need to click your "Join Zoom Meeting" link (below). 

The links will remain the same from week to week. So if you can't join one week, the link will remain the same for the following week(s). You may want to copy a link and create a recurring appointment in your personal, digital calendar as a reminder to yourself.

or

Dial by your location

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

       

Meeting ID: 763 4955 2073

 

or

Dial by your location

+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

 

Meeting ID: 878 5148 6273

 



*You may need to download the Zoom app to your computer, phone, or tablet.

 

DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE ZOOM?

 

Watch this video tutorial!



ONLINE EXERCISE OPPORTUNITIES DURING COVID-19

 

Choose your online workout experience with Alex Tressor from PD on the Move!

Access his videos at: https://pdonthemove.com/start/workout

 

Join the online GAPS in Motion class from our friends at Dedicated Therapy.

Every Friday at 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Find out more by clicking here.

 

Daily "Exercise Snack"

In honor of Parkinson's Awareness Month, Dedicated Therapy is providing an opportunity to sign-up for a daily exercise sent to your email. Sign-up here.

 

Dance for PD at Home

Join the Mark Morris Dance Center from the comfort of your home. Find out more here.

 

Amy Says Dance!

The goal is to keep dancing and stay in touch!

Daily at 11:30am EST

Join with Zoom Video Conferencing HERE.


EXERCISE IS THE BEST MEDICINE TO COMBAT PARKINSON’S DISEASE!