Classes and Events

Classes for Parkinson’s patients and caregivers

We understand that patients and families need quality information and support after a Parkinson’s diagnosis. When you attend one of our classes, you’ll find education, compassion and empowering information to help you or your loved one to live well with Parkinson’s.

These classes are designed to teach you skills that will help you care for your loved one.

The class is available at no cost and meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Struthers Parkinson's Center in Golden Valley. No registration required.

Were you or a loved one diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in the past year? Learn more about Parkinson's in this free three hour class, offering an overview of Parkinson's disease and related topics of interest, including facts about early symptoms, treatment and coping strategies.

Classes are held on Saturdays at Struthers Parkinson's Center in Golden Valley.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery may be an option for some people with Parkinson's disease. Learn more about this procedure, including:

  • How DBS surgery may help Parkinson’s symptoms
  • Who is a good candidate for DBS
  • Follow up treatment
  • Personal experiences from people who had the surgery

This three hour class is offered several times during the year on Saturdays at Struthers Parkinson's Center in Golden Valley from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. There is no cost to attend.

We offer exercise classes tailored to Parkinson’s patients and caregivers, including yoga and tai chi taught by certified instructors. Classes are held throughout the month at both of our locations and vary by intensity level.

We offer our adult day program, Club Create, twice per week at our Golden Valley location. At Club Create, patients can enjoy a variety of services to promote creativity and improve movement. They have a place to make new friends, participate in discussions and improve their socialization skills. We also work with community artists to provide dance, horticulture and other art programs.

Progress and Possibilities is an annual educational conference for people with Parkinson’s disease and family care partners. There are both full group and breakout sessions.

The next event will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Hyatt Regency, Bloomington (3200 E 81st St, Bloomington, MN).