8 FREE LIVE ONLINE PROGRAMS
February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a unified effort among Jewish organizations worldwide to raise awareness and foster acceptance and inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions and those who love them.
Together, we are able to foster inclusion in our homes and communities.
To sign up for these Wellness programs on Zoom, please fill out the sign-up form below. A zoom link will be sent to you the day before. Everyone is welcome- all ages!
ADAPTED CHAIR YOGA
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 • 10 – 10:45 AM
Adapted Gentle Chair Yoga is an approach to yoga where each muscle group is mobilized individually, allowing each posture to be comfortable and relaxing while still promoting strengthening, stretching and balance. With this method any student can safely follow the program and experience the benefits.
BOXING INTERVAL TRAINING & VOCAL TRAINING FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 • 10 AM – 12 PM
Exercise your cardio, coordination & strength with a series of 3 minute “rounds” of brain building boxing sequences, and lower body strengthening exercises. All that you need is some space, a water bottle and a chair. If standing for too long is an issue, you can also choose to do all the exercises seated. Boxing gloves are not required!
Vocal training can help people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders regain their ability to communicate better. Join Victoria McNeill for 60 minutes of breath & vocal training that will focus on pitch range, speech intensity and vocal quality.
WALKING WORKOUT 2KM
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 • 1:30 – 2 PM
Temperature is too cold? Take your walk indoors and join Maria by walking and moving to a rhythm of 2540 steps in less than 25 minutes!
SING LIKE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 • 11 AM – 12 PM
Singing is a very healthy activity, both for our bodies and our minds. We can burn calories, express ourselves, release stress, improve lung capacity, boost alertness, improve mood, reminisce, and take a break from the world around us. Join us for an hour of community singing where, due to limitations of video call platforms, you can sing just for you! No experience necessary! Open to everyone!
ADAPTED EXERCISE FOR FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18 • 1 – 1:30 PM
Do you have difficulty walking and maintaining your balance? Do you rely on a walker in your home or a wheelchair for longer distances? Then join Anne for this 30 minute functional movement class that focuses on slow and controlled weight-bearing and leg strengthening exercises. These are done seated and standing. Caregivers are encouraged to participate but not required.
* These exercise programs are intended for a general audience and may not be suitable for everyone. At any time, if you feel discomfort, pain, dizziness, or your heart is beating abnormally, stop exercising immediately and consult a health care professional if necessary.
For a full list of JDAIM activities all over North America, click here