Festival Highlights Benefits of Music for People with Parkinson’s Disease

August 2, 2017, 1:25 pm | Angie Hunt

Building Strength Through SongAMES, Iowa -- Elizabeth Stegemöller, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University, established singing classes for people with Parkinson's disease in Ames, Waverly, Des Moines and Storm Lake. An upcoming music festival and concert will not only highlight the clients’ musical talents, but also celebrate the strength they have built through song.

Interest in the singing classes has exceeded what Stegemöller alone can manage, which is why she collaborated with ISU Extension and Outreach to create a DVD to train extension specialists. Stegemöller and David Brown, an extension field specialist, are piloting the eight-week training program in several counties in northern Iowa.

See the complete story by the ISU News Service.

Photo: Screen capture of video by Dave Olson

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