Support Groups and Exercise Classes for Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
Support groups and classes at Texas Health Dallas and Texas Health Fort Worth create a community where people connect with others who share a common condition.

Balance Class

A Matter of Balance
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restricting their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. The course consists of eight, two-hour classes and emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Call 1-877-THR WELL (1-877-847-9355) to register or for more information. There is no program fee, but class size is limited.

Support Groups

Neuro Brain Disease (PSP/CBD/MSA) Support Group
This group is for people with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Multiple System Atrophy, Corticobasal Degeneration and their care partners. Third Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Perot Building at Texas Health Dallas, lower level, in Meadows Rooms B&C. To RSVP, email or call 214-345-7981.

Combined Parkinson's & Essential Tremor Support Group
Support group meets immediately after Big Beats exercise class. First Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Belmont Village, 3535 North Hall St., Dallas. To RSVP, email or call 214-345-7981

Epilepsy Support Group – Facebook Live Session
Third Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. To sign up email or call 214-345-7981.

Brain Disease Caregivers, Past & Present, Support Group
Third Friday of the month at 11:15 a.m. Belmont Village, 3535 North Hall St., Dallas. To RSVP, email or call 214-345-7981

Memory Care Partner Support Group
Fourth Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Texas Health Dallas, Jackson Building 1st Floor Conference Room. To RSVP email or call 214-345-4224.

Parkinson's Support Group at Texas Health Fort Worth
Second Thursday of the month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Texas Health Fort Worth Heart Center, South Classroom (Classroom S). For more information, call 817-250-2760.

Fitness Classes

Dance for Movement Disorders at Texas Health Dallas
Co-sponsored by the Movement Disorders Education and Resource Center and the Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society. Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Finley Ewing Cardiovascular & Fitness Center, Studio 3, 5721 Phoenix Drive, Dallas. For more information, call 214-345-4224. Learn more by watching this WFAA-TV (Ch. 8) story.

Dance for Movement Disorders at Texas Health Fort Worth
Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45. Senior Health and Wellness Center, 1275 West Terrell Ave., Fort Worth, 76104. To register, call Dorothy Conway at 817-250-2445

Big Beats: Music & Exercise for a Healthy Brain and Body
First Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m., Belmont Village, 3535 North Hall St., Dallas. To RSVP, email or call 214-345-7981.

Water Exercise for Movement Disorders 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:15 a.m., Finley Ewing Cardiovascular & Fitness Center, 5721 Phoenix Drive, Dallas. A medical release from your physician is required for participation.

Move. Laugh. Connect: Extending the Functional Years
This class is appropriate for anyone with movement disorders. First and third Friday of the month at 1:15 p.m. Belmont Village, 3535 N. Hall Street Dallas. To RSVP, email or call 214-345-7981.

Parkinson’s Exercise Class 
Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m., Preston Hollow United Methodist Church, 6315 Walnut Hill Lane. Call 214-363-4393 for more information.

Parkinson’s Exercise Class
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m. Fitness Center, Cooper Aerobics Center, 12200 Preston Road, Dallas. Call 972-560-2667 to RSVP.

Gentle Yoga for Relief
Sunday at 4 p.m. Move Studio, 17062 Preston Road, #108. Call 972-732-0206 for more information.

 

To receive the latest information on upcoming support groups, sign up for the Texas Health Dallas’ monthly e-newsletter by sending your name and email address to our movement disorders team. 

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