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Check It Out: Yoga classes, depression program

PARKINSON’S DISEASE MOVEMENT AND YOGA

Two classes movement and yoga class for those with Parkinson’s Disease will be offered Wednesday mornings beginning this week.

Classes combine seated and supported dance, yoga and vocalization to improve dexterity, strength, flexibility and balance.

A class at 9:30 a.m. includes more standing, floor work and yoga relaxation; an 11 a.m. class offers more chair, rhythm and movement work. Call 413-230-1260 for more details, or visit visitoriginalbodywisdom.com.

THERAPY FOR DEPRESSION

An eight-week class for people with a history of depression and anxiety will be held Wednesdays beginning Oct. 2. The class teaches strategies to shift the thoughts, feelings and body sensations that contribute to depressive relapse.

For more information or to arrange an intake appointment, contact Ruth Folchman, of Everyday Mindfulness, 582-6900.

HOSPICE TRAINING
BEGINS OCT. 3

Hospice of the Fisher Home in Amherst is seeking adults who are good listeners and good storytellers for its volunteer visiting program.

Volunteers share interests, providing emotional support, assist with kitchen and clerical chores and run errands. Classes will be held Thursdays, 4:30 to 7 p.m., for seven weeks beginning Oct. 3. For more information or to apply, call Ilsa Myers, volunteer coordinator, at 549-0115, or send an e-mail to imyers@fisherhome.org.

HELPING SENIORS
AVOID FALLS

A free Falls Prevention presentation will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Northampton Senior Center at 67 Conz St.

The program discusses simple modifications to increase safety at home.

To register, call 587-1228

FOOD ADDICT PROGRAM

A free information session for Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous will be held Sept. 29, 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Newman Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 472 N. Pleasant St., Amherst. For more information, call Teresa at 413-625-3910.

YOGA CENTERS COLLABORATE

Indigo Wholistic Healing Center of Florence and Breathing Deeply Yoga Studio of Northampton are joining forces to offer yoga classes in the center of Florence at the Indigo studios.

The classes are open to all levels; there is no fee, but donations are accepted. For more information call 413-584-9993.

Weather permitting, a combined class will also be led outdoors Sundays at 11 a.m. at Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton through October as part of the Art in the Orchard festival.

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