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Parkinson’s Outreach Center

At Florida Hospital, we’re committed to serving our patients with Parkinson’s disease. That’s why we created the Parkinson’s Outreach Center, the only facility of its kind in Central Florida dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals suffering from this debilitative disease. This center offers a variety of services, including support group meetings, music therapy sessions, exercise and dance classes, educational materials and clinical referrals.

View Our Parkinson’s Program Newsletter

The center has four convenient support group locations to best serve our community: at Florida Hospital Orlando, Florida Hospital Altamonte, Winter Garden at Golden Pond Communities and the Renaissance Senior Center in East Orlando.

If you’d like more information about our program, please give us a call at (407) 303-5295 or email us at fh.parkinson@flhosp.org. You can also join our online facebook support group from the comfort of your own home.

Don’t let Parkinson’s win. Instead, allow the experts at the Florida Hospital Parkinson’s Outreach Center help you stop suffering and start living.

Support groups

If you have Parkinson’s, you need support—from your family, from your friends and from people who understand what you’re going through because they’re facing those very same challenges. Our support group meetings offer you the opportunity to gain not just this vital support, but also knowledge and information about the disease and how to live with it. Participants share news and experiences. They’re there for each other during the tough times, and will celebrate with you when things are going well.

We have support groups in four convenient locations: Altamonte Springs, Orlando, East Orlando and Winter Garden.

See the 2014 support group calendar here.

Educational Resources:

For more information, give us a call at (407) 303-5295, or email us at fh.parkinson@flhosp.org.

CHEER>UP

Florida Hospital Orlando is proud to offer CHEER>UP, a program that uses creative drama and arts techniques to address physical and psychological issues Parkinson’s patients are likely to face. This program can help patients by:

  • Improving the voice
  • Developing good posture and balance
  • Practicing stress reduction techniques
  • Enhancing verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Stimulating the brain to improve cognitive function
  • Using the healing power of laughter to enhance the patient’s mood
  • Rehearsing techniques to manage depression and alter emotions
  • Providing methods to express difficult emotions
  • Building resilience skills
  • Sharing creativity to connect socially and diminish isolation

To learn more about CHEER>UP, give us a call at (407) 303-5295. You may also view our brochure by clicking here.

Dance for Parkinson's Disease

The Dance for Parkinson’s classes are modeled off the Dance for PD® program based in Brooklyn, NY. This program offers specialized dance classes that empower people with Parkinson’s disease to explore movement and music in ways that are stimulating and creative. Dance for PD® cultivates relationships among arts, community and PD support programs. The Parkinson’s Outreach Center and Rollins College have collaborated to bring the Dance for PD® model to the Orlando area. Dance instructors are professionally trained with over 30 years of dancing, teaching and choreography experience and have been additionally trained in the Dance for PD® model. The Dance for Parkinson’s classes are held twice a month on the first Thursday and third Thursday at 1:00 pm at the Florida Hospital Seventh-Day Adventist Hospital, 2800 N Orange Ave. Classes offer live musical accompaniment. For more information please see our brochure.