Dancing is an expression of joy. Throughout history, people have gathered to dance – to celebrate, to move, and to be together. JF&CS volunteer Peggy Wacks has been dancing her whole life: ballet as a child and modern, folk, and jazz as an adult. Every week for almost four years, she’s been sharing her love for dance with the participants of the JF&CS Parkinson’s Family Support dance program.

“It’s a wonderful group and it helps so many people. It’s not just the dancing, it’s the support,” said Peggy. “Dance contributes to their well-being — physically, mentally, socially, in every way!”

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that causes trembling, rigidity, and slowness of movement that typically gets worse over the years. Parkinson’s Family Support offers a way for people at all stages of the disease to enjoy the pleasure of music, movement, and togetherness.

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