The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center (“The J”) will host a fun and informative special event for those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The “Parkinson’s Wellness Day” event will be held on Thur., March 30, from 9:15 a.m. to noon. This free event is open to the public. Physical therapist, Shannon Jameson, and speech-language pathologist, Therese Uthke, will describe the importance of their respective professions, highlight clinical updates from recent studies, and provide useful tips and strategies on how to move and speak with intent. All attendees are asked to wear comfortable clothing to move in. Exercise is optional and will be adapted for the chair if needed. There will be a refreshment break.

Advanced registration is required at For more information about this Parkinson’s Wellness Day event, contact Jonell Mertens at [email protected]. Everyone is welcome at The J – all backgrounds, faiths, and abilities. The J is located at 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd. For more information about The J, call (480) 483-7121 or visit