VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice has a proven track record of success treating patients with Parkinson’s disease. The non-profit agency’s homecare program offers research-based exercise developed specifically for those with a Parkinson’s diagnosis. It is effective for all stages, from early onset to later stages. In addition, the agency offers a full program of community offerings, supported by donations and grant funding from the MJ Petretto Foundation.

“We hear a lot of patients say, ‘I don’t need therapy yet’, or ‘I’m not ready for that class yet’, but the reality is you shouldn’t wait to get worse to focus on getting better,” said VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice Health Promotion Supervisor Tracy Blanford. “We can be here from the start to help you keep moving so you can achieve a high degree of wellness throughout the progression of Parkinson’s disease.”

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice clinicians certified in LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD deliver physical, occupational and speech therapy in intense and complex standardized treatment sessions with repetitions of core movements used in daily living. Clinicians conduct 16 sessions per month with patients as part of this research-based treatment that leads to documented gains in motor functioning, trunk rotation, balance and quality of life, as well as long term improvements in speech and voice quality.

Community programs include:

Exercise Classes
Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
*This class is temporarily being held via Zoom as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Email wellnessclasses@vna-commh.org to register for the class and receive the Zoom link.
$4 per class

  • Exercises to improve strength, balance, flexibility and muscle rigidity
  • Voice and facial exercises
  • Guest speakers, holiday and summer social events

Dance Class
This class run by Rehab Concepts is currently on hold. Rehab Concepts is hosting the class at an offsite, outdoor location until our Wellness Center reopens. For more information, call 203.458.6268.

Patient Support Group

First Tuesday of the Month
*This support group is temporarily being held via Zoom as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free
Meets after the exercise class, open to all

Support Group for Parkinson Caregivers

2nd Thursday of each month
*This support group is temporarily being held via Zoom as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Share experiences, challenges and concerns
  • Guest speakers
  • Stress reduction programs

Contact VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice to learn more about this unique program to help those living with Parkinson’s Disease and their loved ones. 

Email or call: 866.474.5230