Saturday, October 5, 2019

Monthly luncheon

Beginning September 28 the group began having a monthly luncheon gathering. The first luncheon took place on that date, Saturday September 28 at the Cotant Park picnic shelter in the northwest corner of the park. It was raining that day but the participants stayed dry under the shelter as there was no wind. We had a good attendance in-spite of the weather. It was decided that we would hold the luncheons each month on the second Saturday. We will tentatively hold them at the Pocatello Senior Citizens Center.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Monthly Meeting September 9, 2019

We had a presentation today presenting the activities of our support group now and coming up.

Statement from Davis Phinney:

There are a myriad of ways to get out and be involved in your community like joining a Parkinson's-specific exercise class, using your connections to fundraise, participating in a support group or growing your care team. Plus, new research shows that social connections are just as important as exercise for Parkinson's, so consider having friends over for dinner or attending a support group. No matter what form your community takes, it's essential to nurture and grow it so that you have a consistent support system in place.

Power for Parkinson's Move and Shout Exercise at also U-tube

Video of our dance class

In the future:

Monthly luncheon

Quarterly Activity

Anounced September 28, 2019 potluck picnic with biking or walking opportunity at picnic shelter in northwest corner of Cotant Park in Chubbuck

Friday, August 30, 2019

Change in time for dance class.

Starting with the dance class September 5, 2019 the Thursday class will start at 4:00 pm rather than the previous 3:00 pm start time. The location will remain the same at Sullivan Mobile Home Park at 1935 So 5th in Pocatello.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Therapeutic Dance Class August 1, 2019

We had a very good time at our dance class last night. Ivan and Linda from the regular dancers were there in support as they usually are. We really appreciate them. Something very special has been created with the support and the willingness to help that has been there from the beginning. Beginning in September the class will be moving to a 4:00 time due to a scheduling conflict (mine).

Friday, July 12, 2019


Activity exercise classes sponsored by our Parkinson's Support Group:

Therapuetic Dance Class

The dance class involves instruction and practice in dance movements emphasizing learning of dance steps to voice commands. Benefits include movement and exercise of the brain. Techniques of square and round dancing to benefit those with movement disorders of all types. It will be held Thursdays at 3:00 pm at Sullivan’s RV Park 1935 S 5th Avenue and will start June 6.

Move and Shout Exercise Class

The Move and Shout class is a group exercise program involving movements and coordination with voice exercises. Can serve as a follow-up group practice for LSVT BIG and LOUD therapy. It will be held on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm at Monte Vista Hills, 1071 Renee, Pocatello starting June 4.

Boxing Class

The boxing class will include participation in group boxing activities with gloves and bags. Activities involve leg/foot and arm/hand coordination along with voice exercises. Day and times not determined yet, location is anticipated to be Gate City Boxing Club at 323 No Main.

July 11 Dance Class

We had another successful dance class last night. The regulars who come out to help us are very supportive and helpful. We really appreciate them! The five of us for whom the class was organized have attended every week. Would like to draw more people, it's on our calendar and is listed on the Idaho State Journal Community Calendar every week.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Passing of Brent Grigg

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Brent Grigg on June 29. He and his wife Darla Packer Grigg were the face of our Parkinson's support group for many years. We send our condolences to Darla and the family.