New APDA “Connecting Through Art” program to begin October 11, San Francisco

New APDA “Connecting Through Art” program to begin October 11, San Francisco

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is piloting a new program for people with Parkinson’s, “Connecting Through Art,” on Friday, October 11. With instruction from the Art Cart, the session will be focused on providing those living with Parkinson’s the space and ability to express feelings, emotions, and daily concerns through the activities of drawing and painting. The session is free, but advance registration is required.

Connecting through Art is a new creative arts program that encourages participants to socialize as they participate in art activities while improving their fine motor movements. It is open to any adult who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and if space is available, to their care partners. Materials and instruction for the first class will be provided by the Art Cart’s Smile Through Art workshop. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

Here are the session details:

Date/Time:
Friday, October 11, 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: 
Midtown Terrace Playground and Sutro Recreation Center. 280 Olympia Way at Clarendon, San Francisco, CA 94131

Program Flyer

Registration: 
To learn more about the class, ADA accommodations if needed, and to register, please call Samuel Yee, 415-353-4628 or send email to Samuel.Yee@UCSF.edu