The goal of Burke's inpatient programs is to ensure that each patient makes the maximum recovery possible.
The Burke Medical Research Institute is developing new treatments for disabling diseases and injuries.
Burke offers physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as other outpatient programs.
Burke sponsors support groups, educational events and fitness programs for the community.
The Fitness Center at Burke will be hosting a Free Tai Chi Workshop for Special Populations from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 4. The workshop is designed for people with Parkinson's disease, who are recovering from stroke, have balance concerns or other neurological challenges.
Participants will be taught Tai Chi and Qigong movements as well as diaphragmatic breathing and relaxation techniques. There will be free illustrated booklets available to take home and informational pamphlets about Tai Chi for special populations.
All movements taught at the workshop can be done seated, standing with support or standing unassisted.
Reservations are required and can be done by contacting Gene Nelson, director of Empire Tai Chi, at 914-803-2632 or info@EmpireTaiChi.com.
*Starting the week of Aug. 13 are five-week sessions of: