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posted: 7/9/2013 10:33 AM

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois offers exercise class for people with Parkinson's

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Submitted by Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

St. Matthew Center for Health and Intouch Home Care, programs of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois in Park Ridge, and The Frisbie Senior Center in Des Plaines are excited to announce an introductory exercise class for people with Parkinson's disease.

The eight-week class will be conducted from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Thursdays from July 11 to Aug. 29 at The Frisbie Senior Center, 52 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines. The Frisbie Center is also the site for the monthly Parkinson's Support Group, which meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 10 to 11 a.m.

People of all abilities are welcome to join in the fun, and chairs will be provided so exercises can be adapted to all levels of physical ability. The class will cost $3 per session for Frisbie Center members and $4 for nonmembers.

Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT and owner of Advanced Physical Therapy and Health Services, will be the facilitator of the exercise class. She says she is very excited to bring her knowledge and expertise to the Frisbie Center and to help those with Parkinson's improve their posture, balance and walking ability. For information on the class, call Tori Engstrom-Goehry at (847) 897-8363.

Founded in October 1867, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois is a statewide, nonprofit social service agency of the three Illinois synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For information about the agency, visit and LSSI's Facebook page.