The Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center offers a variety of classes and support groups for patients with various neurological disorders. See below for a list of our regular classes and support groups.
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Warning Alert: Registration is REQUIRED for all programs by calling (502) 559-3230, unless otherwise noted.
Exercise Group for Patients With Huntington’s Disease
Tuesdays • 5 to 6 p.m.
Led by licensed physical therapists who will work to improve your flexibility, balance and strength. No equipment is needed, and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation, Norton Medical Plaza I – Brownsboro, Suite 309, 4950 Norton Healthcare Blvd. You must RSVP by 4 p.m. on the day of the class. Class will be canceled if there is low response. For more information, contact Liz Ulanowski.
Ways to cope with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Class is for individuals diagnosed with MS within the past two years. Norton Medical Plaza 2 – St. Matthews • Joan Riehm Community Room, third floor • 3991 Dutchmans Lane. To register or learn more, call .
Mondays • 1 to 2 p.m.
The benefits of yoga, breathing exercise and meditation include improved body awareness; release of muscle tension (to relieve spasticity); increased coordination, balance, flexibility and strength; decreased fatigue; and an overall feeling of well-being. Baptist Health/Milestone Wellness Center, 750 Cypress Station Drive. Participants must have a doctor’s release and a diagnosis of MS to attend.
This class is made possible by a grant from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
African American MS Support Group
Third Thursday of every other month • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Led by Robin Tillett, R.N., nurse navigator. Norton Medical Plaza 2 – St. Matthews, Joan Riehm Community Room, third floor, 3991 Dutchmans Lane.
Parkinson’s Disease: The Basics
An overview of Parkinson’s disease, along with tips about prescription medications and physical therapy. Norton Medical Plaza I – Brownsboro, third-floor conference room, 4950 Norton Healthcare Blvd.
Yoga for Parkinson’s
Thursdays • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
This gentle yoga class is for patients and caregivers to help maintain flexibility, improve balance and reduce stress. Norton Health & Wellness Center, 1000 Dupont Road.
Parkinson’s Wellness Retreat
This two-day wellness retreat for individuals with Parkinson’s disease will include a variety of activities, including one-on-one training, yoga and outdoor walking. Founders Union Building, UofL Shelby Campus, 450 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy, Room 218, 2nd Floor Ballroom, Louisville, Ky 40222.
Parkinson’s Golf Clinic: Summer and Fall Session
A physical therapist and a golf professional will show you exercises that can improve your balance, gait, and even your golf game. Nevel Meade Golf Course, 3123 Nevel Meade Drive, Prospect, Kentucky.
Stroke Support Group
First Tuesday of every month • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
For survivors, caregivers, family members and friends. Norton Audubon Hospital, 2355 Poplar Level Road.
Young Stroke Survivor’s Support Group
Are you a stroke survivor under age 59? Have you wanted to connect with other young stroke survivors in our community? We welcome you to join us for a meeting of support and education.
Yoga for Individuals With Tremor
Mondays • 5 to 6 p.m.
Led by licensed physical therapist and certified yoga instructor Natalie Elliott, P.T., DPT. This free gentle yoga class for individuals with essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and other movement disorders will focus on decreasing stress and tremor with functional activities. Norton Medical Plaza I – Brownsboro, third floor, Community Room B, 4950 Norton Healthcare Blvd.
General nerological diagnosis
These classes are available to any individual with a neurological diagnosis. This includes multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, stroke, migraine/headache, ALS, Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease.
First Friday of every month • 10 a.m. to noon
Art therapy uses visual arts techniques and the creative process to provide a unique approach for helping clients improve psychological health, cognitive abilities and sensory-motor functions. Led by art therapist Jennifer Beasley, ATR-BC, LPAT. Norton Medical Plaza 2 – St. Matthews, Joan Riehm Community Room, third floor, 3991 Dutchmans Lane.
Brain Games Café
Third Wednesday of every month • 10 a.m. to noon.
For individuals with neurological conditions, including MS, Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and dementia. Brain Games Café provides a safe, comfortable, engaging environment where people with memory loss and cognitive issues can remain socially engaged with others. They can interact, find support, share concerns and celebrate without feeling embarrassed or misunderstood. Creative games, tasks and activities will help you improve memory and cognition. Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center, Norton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Suite 108, 4123 Dutchmans Lane.
Nov. 15, 2018 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
This bimonthly cooking demonstration will explore different topics at each class. We will find ways to make your time in the kitchen easy, delicious, and healthy. Norton Health & Wellness Center, 1000 Dupont Road.
The Feldenkrais® Method
Wednesdays • 1 to 2:00 p.m.
Through this method, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. Norton Health & Wellness Center, 1000 Dupont Road.
Men With Neuro Disorders Support Group
Second Thursday of every month • 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
This group is for any man who has been diagnosed with a neurological disorder. Norton Medical Plaza 2 – St. Matthews, Joan Riehm Community Room, third floor, 3991 Dutchmans Lane.
Music and Wellness Group
Fourth Tuesday of every month • 2 to 3 p.m.
This class is a good outlet for leisure and focuses on stress relief, pain management, self-expression and overall wellness. Wear comfortable, casual clothing. No vocal or musical training is required. Norton Medical Plaza 2 – St. Matthews, Joan Riehm Community Room, third floor, 3991 Dutchmans Lane.
Neuro Aqua Aerobics
Wednesdays • 2 to 3 p.m.
Saturdays • 11 a.m. to noon
Aqua aerobics has proven benefits for those with a neurological condition. Because the water’s buoyancy supports 60 percent to 90 percent of body weight, exercising in the water is easier and increases range of motion and balance. In addition, the water temperature has a natural cooling effect, which makes for an overall pleasant mental and physical experience. Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center. Free to individuals with a neurological diagnosis.
This class is made possible by support from Caretenders.
Join music therapist Kerry Willis for choir practice. When we sing with other people it helps us feel a sense of belonging. When when we sing, our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways. Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation, Suite 309, 4950 Norton Healthcare Blvd.
Neuro Tai Chi
Tuesdays and Thursdays • 10:30 a.m. to noon FULL
Wednesdays and Fridays • 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Free to patients and caregivers dealing with a neurological condition. This type of tai chi can be done from a seated position. Norton Health & Wellness Center, 1000 Dupont Road.
This class is made possible by support from Caretenders.
Saturdays – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
This free class is for patients and caregivers dealing with a neurological condition who do not attend any other Norton Healthcare-sponsored yoga classes. The benefits of yoga, breathing exercise and meditation include increased body awareness; release of muscular tension (to relieve spasticity); increased coordination and balance; increased flexibility and strength; and an overall feeling of well-being. Norton Medical Plaza 1 – St. Matthews, Community Room, lower level, 3999 Dutchmans Lane.
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