ROSWELL, Ga. — Singing with Parkinson’s, Atlanta’s first therapeutic choir for people with Parkinson’s disease, has scheduled a free concert at 3 p.m. June 23 at North River Baptist Church in Roswell.
The choir is made possible through the support of the Thanks Mom & Dad Fund, the Alchemy Sky Foundation and The George Center Foundation.
The Singing with Parkinson’s Choir presents songs celebrating the British Isles and Americas.
Every year, about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s, according to Parkinson’s News Today. Research in music therapy and neuroscience has shown that music synchronizes neural activity and can improve patients’ cognitive motor, sensorimotor and speech/language symptoms. Music engages multiple areas of the brain at once and specific elements of music can be used to stimulate plasticity in targeted brain regions.
The Parkinson›s Choir is designed by neurologic music therapists to address limitations and struggles that occur with Parkinson›s.
The concert is free and doors open at 3 p.m.
The George Center, a music therapy practice based in Roswell, helps put on the program, which began in 2018.