Celebrating the Benefits of Movement

The annual Parkinson’s Wellness Expo is the most popular event each year with the Greater Tallahassee Parkinson’s community, with over 250 attendees last year.  The Expo features representatives from the medical community, pharmaceutical companies, home health care and assisted living facilities, fitness organizations, as well as exhibits, informative resources, and educational activities aimed at teaching people what it’s like to have Parkinson’s disease.

The Expo showcases local resources available to assist people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers; educational activities that teach people what it’s like to have Parkinson’s; and exercise programs to fight the debilitating motor symptoms of  the disease. Additionally, representatives from hospitals and clinics, fitness organizations, pharmaceutical companies, home health care and assisted living facilities and others are on-site to share their information with visitors.

Money raised from Expo sponsors and walkers supports the Parkinson’s Outreach Association with our mission to promote awareness for Parkinson’s disease and provide local support, information, education and advocacy for people in our community affected by the disease, including caregivers, family and friends. We are so thankful for our sponsors’ support!

If you should have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Parkinson’s Outreach Association at (850) 364-0230 or email us at contact@theparkinsonsoutreach.org.

WELLNESS EXPO DATE & LOCATION

We are looking at dates in 2022 for our next expo!

LOCATION:
Cascades Park
1001 S. Gadsden St.
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

(Google Map)

Exercise and Fun

Exercise plays a key role in battling the effects of Parkinson’s disease, and the Movement Pavilion at the Wellness Expo will feature demonstrations of exercise programs and vocal therapy such as Ageless Grace, Rock Steady Boxing, and the North Florida Parkinson’s Awareness Choir.

Singing for Life

The Expo also includes a performance by the North Florida Parkinson’s Awareness Choir, demonstrating the benefits of singing for people with Parkinson’s disease. A common symptom of Parkinson’s is a loss of vocal volume. Participating in activities such as singing can improve vocal volume by strengthening vocal chords, increasing lung capacity, and improving breathing.

Walk Around The Park

The Expo’s “Walk Around the Park” provides both individuals and teams an opportunity to celebrate movement and the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s disease, as well as an opportunity to raise money in support of local programs to patients, families and caregivers in our Tallahassee community.