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Balance Class

Alzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach

  Join us for a balance class specially designed for those with movement disorders. This standing and chair-style class has many benefits like: improved balance, increased muscle strength and tone, decreased risk of falling, improved endurance, and weight management. This class takes place every Thursday at 2:45 p.m.

Vero Beach Social Respite Group

Alzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach

A social group for individuals with forms of dementia, where caregivers can have respite knowing their loved one is in a safe and fun environment!  Each day features a variety of engaging activities such as: group exercise, brain games, toss games, art, music therapy, pet therapy, humor, and more! If you are staying for the full day, please bring a bagged lunch. Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

QiGong

Alzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach

QiGong is an ancient Chinese form of exercise that integrates slow moving motions with breathing techniques. This program was designed for those with movement disorders and their caregivers to improve balance and relieve stress. This program takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Evening Support Group

Alzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach

The Alzheimer & Parkinson Association hosts a Caregiver Support Group every month on the last Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. This group was designed for caregivers who cannot attend other support groups during the working hours of the day. This group is a safe, non- judgmental place for caregivers of those with loved ones with various forms of dementia or movement disorders to gather and support one another.

Vero Beach Social Respite Group

Alzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach

A social group for individuals with forms of dementia, where caregivers can have respite knowing their loved one is in a safe and fun environment!  Each day features a variety of engaging activities such as: group exercise, brain games, toss games, art, music therapy, pet therapy, humor, and more! If you are staying for the full day, please bring a bagged lunch. Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

Male Caregiver Support Group

Alzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach

A support group for male caregivers that provides an opportunity for education, support, solutions and growth. This group meets on the 1st Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

VBMA Movement in the Moment

Alzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach

This program was designed for our Social Respite Group for those with memory disorders in partnership with the Vero Beach Museum of Art. It utilizes music, dance, laughter,  and motion to promote physical and emotional well being. Caregivers are welcome to join in and participate in the program also. This program takes place every Wednesday at our Indian River Shores location at 11:30 a.m. and every Friday at our Vero Beach location at 1:00 p.m.

Music Therapy for Parkinson’s with the VNA

Alzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach

Music Therapy for Parkinson's with the VNA is an engaging movement class targeting posture improvement and engaging muscles related to improving gait. A certified music therapist leads a group exercise that incorporates neurological music therapy, matching gait to rhythm, breathing techniques, and a series of vocal exercises. This class is in partnership with the VNA Music Therapy Department.

Caregiving 101 Class

Alzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach

Caregiving 101 was designed by the Alzheimer and Parkinson Association for caregivers of loved ones in the various stages of neurologic disorders. This class is constructed of 6 separate classes covering a variety of the different aspects of caregiving. The class reviews the basics of caregiving on subjects like activities of daily living, behaviors, nutrition, activities, communication, and more. This class takes place each Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This class comes with a booklet with information about each course and can be attended in a flexible capacity based on the needs of the caregiver. Please call for more information or to register for this free class. Available for caregivers of loved ones with dementia or for caregivers of loved ones with movement disorders.

TrembleClefs

Alzheimer & Parkinson Association 2300 5th Ave Suite 150, Vero Beach

TrembleClefs is a therapeutic program that utilizes singing for those with Parkinson’s disease. Founded in 1994, Tremble Clefs is a national program for those with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease can often affect the throat, causing a decreased volume in speech and trouble swallowing. This therapeutic singing program addresses these symptoms and much more.Benefits of the Tremble Clef program can include: