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Living Well with Parkinson’s: A Comprehensive Approach at John Knox Village

Living with Parkinson’s disease is a journey that requires an all-encompassing approach to maintain not just physical health, but mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. At John Knox Village, we understand the multifaceted nature of this journey and offer a supportive environment filled with specialized services, activities, therapies, and community support designed to empower residents and the greater Lee’s Summit and Kansas City community to live well with Parkinson’s disease.

A Spectrum of Specialized Care and Activities

John Knox Village provides an array of Parkinson’s disease-focused services. Our approach combines the best of therapeutic practices, lifestyle activities, support services, and care ensuring you and your loved one(s) have more time and energy to focus on what truly matters.

Enhanced Outpatient Therapy and Clinical Services

Village Outpatient Therapy offers an evidence-based, personalized approach with LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® therapies administered by a team specialized in Parkinson’s care. This, combined with our Parkinson’s-specific fitness classes and balance assessments, underscores our commitment to maintaining participants’ independence and improving daily life quality.

Our clinical services are bolstered by the inclusion of Village Home Health, extending personal care to those who are homebound due to Parkinson’s symptoms or other health reasons. Specialized therapies such as LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® are tailored not only to address movement and speech but also to empower you with health care knowledge about you or your loved one’s condition, Parkinson’s medications, and self-care for sustainable living. Other clinical services include:

Specialized Therapies and Services

Including LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD®, offering one-on-one physical, occupational, and speech therapies -through Village Outpatient Therapies or Village Home Health.

Palliative Care

An extra layer of support, including symptom and pain management, medication management, and patient and caregiver support services.

VirtuSense Balance Assessments

Regular screenings to assess fall risk, walking ability, and muscle strength.

Registered Dietitian

Personal consultations for dietary modifications to benefit your health.

Tailored Exercise and Wellness Programs for Lee’s Summit Seniors

John Knox Village offers a variety of exercise opportunities designed specifically for those with Parkinson’s, including the innovative PWR! and Parkinson’s Boxing classes. These programs, alongside our existing offerings such as Tai Chi, yoga, and water fitness, emphasize the importance of maintaining strength, balance, and brain health in a communal setting that fosters well-being and camaraderie.

John Knox Village stands out with its wide array of Parkinson’s-focused services and activities for Village residents and the community, all conveniently located in one place. This means less time spent searching for resources and more time for what truly matters to you.

Support Beyond Physical Health

From art and music to gardening and volunteering, John Knox Village champions a lifestyle filled with purpose, engagement, and spiritual nourishment, acknowledging the profound impact of a supportive, vibrant community on overall well-being for residents and family members alike.

Our support groups, including the Parkinson’s Support Group and Caregivers Support Group, provide a platform for education and community support, emphasizing the importance of social connections in maintaining mental sharpness and emotional health. The availability of health services, abundant green spaces, peer groups, and life enrichment activities further enrich our community’s fabric, making John Knox Village a place where living well with Parkinson’s disease is not just a goal but a reality.

Parkinson’s Support Groups

Popular educational and supportive meetings open to the public.

Caregivers Support Group

Meetings focused on supporting family members.

Life Enrichment Activities

A wide range of classes and activities including art, music, movies, and dancing, and ping pong.

Mental Health Services

Assistance connecting with mental health professionals.

John Knox Village: A Community Designed for Living Well

At John Knox Village, we’re a senior living community deeply committed to your well-being, offering an integrated approach to living well with Parkinson’s disease. Our partnerships with leading organizations like The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and The University of Kansas Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center ensure you have access to the latest research and resources.

To learn more about how John Knox Village can support your journey with Parkinson’s disease, contact our Resident Care Coordination liaison. Discover a life of wellness, support, and community at John Knox Village, where living well with Parkinson’s is our shared goal.

Ready to Discover More? 

John Knox Village is a leader in senior care in Lee’s Summit and the greater Kansas City community. From free-standing homes and apartment homes to cottages and villas, there’s a place for you at John Knox Village. With more than 700,000 square feet of common space across the beautiful campus, you’ll find more opportunities and experiences right outside your door.

Contact us or call (816) 261-8000 to learn more about our Parkinson’s disease programs, senior living options, or to schedule your personal tour today.