Therapy through arts for people with Parkinson's

Posted at 10:55 AM, Dec 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-09 12:55:47-05

A new collaboration between The Boise Philharmonics and St. Luke’s is helping those battling Parkinson’s disease through music and movement. 

Today was their first event held at the Esther Simplot Performing arts Center, it featured professional dancers and musicians to get people with Parkinson’s moving. The disease affects movement and the new dance classes are aimed to improve motor skills. Those who showed up today are already feeling the positive effects. 

"When you hear the music you kind of just want to go with the flow, and it helps, for people who are a little bit limited in their movement.," said Annie Baird, diagnosed with Parkinson's back in 2002. 

More events will be held in the new year.