Volunteer Training and Refresher for Parkinson’s Movement Initiative

Are you interested in supporting your community? Become a Parkinson’s Movement Initiative Volunteer! We are looking for volunteers to support Dance and Pilates for Parkinson’s.  This workshop is a great place to start if you would like to get involved or learn more about the program, and is also a great refresher for our returning volunteers from last term. 
 
This workshop will take place right between our 10:30-11:15am Dance for Parkinson’s class with Susan and Lindsay and our 2:00-3:15pm Pilates for Parkinson’s class with Meg Poe, so feel free to attend either class before or after the training for a well-rounded experience!  Please sign up for each class you plan to attend.

What makes a good volunteer?

  • People person interested in building relationships
  • Enjoy offering support and assistance
  • Observant of self, others and surroundings
  • Ready to get moving
  • Ready to have fun

In this training you learn about the following:

  • The Parkinson’s Movement Initiative
  • Why Dance and Pilates for Parkinson’s
  • Common Symptoms
  • What to expect in class
  • Volunteer expectations

To learn more contact Meg (meg@poewellnesssolutions.com) or Susan and Lindsay (ncdanceforparkinsons@gmail.com). 

For registration info, contact Julia (studios@americandancefestival.org).

This workshop is free and open to the public.

 

register online  

Meg Poe is dedicated to health and happiness through movement and mindful living.  She is a Duke-certified Integrative Health Coach, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and a certified Pilates instructor with a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from UNC-Chapel Hill.   She has been directly involved in educating and training students in the integration of mindful, healthy movement for over 25 years. A dedicated student comments, “Meg is a skillful practitioner herself and a masterful teacher who knows how to create an atmosphere that is relaxed, respectful, meditative, yet informal and fun. There is no pressure to perform or compete – students are free to adapt the exercises, with Meg’s guidance, to their own abilities and needs.”  PoeWellnessSolutions.com.  

Susan Saenger is a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, a licensed professional counselor in the State of North Carolina, and a certified personal health and fitness trainer. Susan began dancing when she was just 5 years old and had the formative privilege to be exposed to creative movement at that early age. As a child she spent years studying ballet and modern dance. As an adult she continued her exploration into African Dance, Tai Chi and Yoga. From 1990-1992 Susan performed with Orts Theatre of Dance in Tucson AZ. From 1997-2007, Susan was a member of Choreo Collective, a Triangle-based collective for dancers and choreographers, serving as Treasurer and, later, as Co-Director. She helped produce at least 20 programs of original choreography over 10 years.  In 2011, Susan took the Mark Morris Dance for PD teacher training. She began teaching Dance for Parkinson’s with Lindsay Voorhees in 2014.

Lindsay Voorhees is an occupational therapist (OTR/L), currently working on the spinal cord team at WakeMed Rehab in Raleigh. Trained in ballet from middle school through college, Lindsay has continued to expand her dance repertoire, choreograph, and teach in various capacities, including repertory groups and a therapeutic camp setting for children with serious emotional and behavioral disorders. She believes that, as an embodied creative art, dance has great potential to positively impact mental and physical health, and she is committed to making dance accessible to everyone. Lindsay has been leading the Dance for Parkinson’s program with Susan Saenger since 2014.

About This Event

ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

January 15, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm