Improv for People with Parkinson’s, MS & their Care Partners

Improv for People with Parkinson’s
and their Care Partners – with Margot Escott, LCSW

WHAT: Improv for People with Parkinson’s, MS and Care Partners (8-week class)
WHERE: Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples, Fl.
WINTER SESSION: Tuesdays, January 14-February 18, 2020 (10:30-Noon)
SPRING SESSION: Tuesdays, March 24-May 12, 2020 (10:30-Noon)
Introductory classes are available throughout the year at PASFI.
See below for dates.

COST: $60 8-week class ($10 per class drop-in class)
EXPERIENCE: No prior improv or theatre experience required.
This class is Improv for people with Parkinson’s Disease or MS and their care partners. Improvisational Theatre Games are being used clinically over the world. Improv classes are being offered for stress management, coping with life challenges, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease and MS.Neuroscience tells us that play, when combined with the trust-building of improv experiences, builds “pro-social brains that know how to interact with others in positive ways.” This is important for adults who are dealing with significant physical and emotional difficulties.

Improv for Parkinson’s & MS

Free Introductory Class – Improv for Parkinson’s & MS

WHAT: Improv for People with Parkinson’s, MS and Care Partners 
(Free Introductory Class)
WHERE: Parkinson’s Assoc. of SWFL, 5926 Premier Way, #114, Naples, Fl. 34109
WHEN: Saturdays (10:30 am-Noon)
January 18, 2020
February 15, 2020
March 14, 2020
April 11, 2020
May 9, 2020
June 13, 2020
COST: Free
EXPERIENCE: No experience needed. Just come and have fun.
Join us in this free, introductory class on Improvisational Theatre Games for persons with Parkinson’s disease and their Care Partners. You don’t have to want to be a performer on stage to learn improv games and have fun! In this class, you will learn improvisational theatre exercises that benefit emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing. After this class, participants find their stress levels have decreased while their laugh life increased! A student shared their thoughts on this class. “All of us have PD at different levels and we’re all trying to accept our challenges. For some of us, communication can be embarrassing and this helps us learn to speak out and not be afraid to use our voices.”

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