DAPS helps to support noncontact boxing classes, which exercise the body and the brain to help build core strength and improve cognition. Tribe Wellness, owned and operated by Mike Braitsch, Doctor of Physical Therapy, provides additional detail in design, coaching, and instruction to help people with PD. DAPS members receive discounted rates at Tribe Wellness. To become a member, here.
Support groups led by facilitators are provided in several locations in the Dallas metroplex. Care partner support groups and virtual PD support groups are available to those looking for connection and resources to help navigate the complexities of Parkinson’s disease.
Offered virtually and in Dallas, Duncanville, Garland and McKinney.
Speech Language Pathologists teach oral motor exercises to help strengthen attendees’ voices and regain confidence in speaking. Speak Out! Training generously provided by the Parkinson’s Voice Project to DAPS Speech Therapists.
Offered virtually and in Carrollton, Dallas, Duncanville, and McKinney.
DAPS serves the Dallas metroplex and surrounding cities through education, awareness, and the delivery of important resources to the community. In 2022, over 5,000 individuals were reached at assisted living facilities, churches, clinics, and senior centers to help the community better understand Parkinson’s and how DAPS can help.
Parkinson’s Comprehensive Care Initiative (PCCI)
PCCI expands free services to DAPS locations throughout the Dallas metroplex. DAPS services provide a comprehensive approach to managing Parkinson’s disease for patients, care partners, family, and professionals. Services encourage and support the importance of social engagement through community, education, support, exercise, and speech classes.