Parkinson's Now

Founded in 2007 to help improve the lives of those impacted by Parkinson’s through education, exercise, support groups, and other programs, The Edmond J. Safra Parkinson’s Wellness Initiative at the MMJCCM broke ground by collaborating with both medical and local communities. With a primary focus on dignity, hope, and possibility, this program helps people impacted by Parkinson’s remain active, connected, and empowered. Over the years it has grown into a welcoming hub for the New York City Parkinson’s community and has been adapted nationally in partnership with the Parkinson’s Foundation. It is supported by New York’s largest healthcare provider, Northwell Health, which includes a renowned Parkinson’s program founded on patient- and family-centered care.

Our programs are based on the four pillars of health—MOVE, RESTORE, NOURISH, and CONNECT—and are available in person and online.

Intake is required for all Parkinson's programs. Registration is required for all events.


Parkinson's Exercise Classes
We offer a variety of classes in person, virtually, and in a hybrid format, so there is always a way to stay engaged.




Free Daily Drop-In Meditation
Mornings: Mon–Fri, 7:30–8:30 am
Evenings: Mon–Thu, 5:45–6:45 pm

Positive Psychology Hour
This series, in partnership, with Wholebeing Institute explores
the science of resilience. Tuesdays, noon–1 pm, Free.


Our programs combat loneliness and isolation by exploring the impact of nutrition on PD as well as nourishment for the soul.

This semi-annual event combines the latest research and information on Parkinson’s with conversations on a variety of topics to keep you up-to-date.

Gladys Gonzales Ramos Symposium
This annual event brings together top neurologists and experts in the field of Parkinson’s to share ideas and information on the hot topics influencing and impacting people with Parkinson’s.


Getting Personal with Parkinson’s
An online conversation series that puts a face and voice to people living with Parkinson’s, care partners, family members, and experts. Watch live via the MMJCCM's Facebook page or browse our monthly recordings on YouTube.

Broadway’s Best for Parkinson’s
This national program is geared for all those impacted by Parkinson’s. Each show combines information from medical experts and entertainment from celebrities and Broadway performers whose lives have been impacted by Parkinson’s. View previous episodes in the Parkinson’s Wellness Program playlist on YouTube

This program is supported by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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Emails with information on upcoming programs are shared approximately twice monthly.

Program Partners

As New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, Northwell Health’s mission is to improve the health of communities. The focus is on prevention, wellness, and providing the full continuum of diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare services to all those served.

For over half a century, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson's disease. NPF has funded more than $172 million in care, research, and support services.

The Edmond J. Safra Foundation assists organizations around the world in educational, scientific, medical, and humanitarian program areas, including Parkinson's disease research and patient care.

The Edmond J. Safra Parkinson's Wellness Program is supported by the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation.

Intake is required for all Parkinson's programs. You can find the intake form here.

For questions or more information about our Parkinson's programs, please contact Whitney Chapman.

Parkinson's Classes

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support Parkinson's programs at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.