Mind Music and Movement Foundation Hosts Open House

Guests will learn more about programming opportunities at the organization's new Palm Beach Gardens location on October 19

The Voices of Parkinson's Chorus will perform at the M3F open house on October 19. Photos courtesy of M3F
The Voices of Parkinson’s Chorus will perform at the M3F open house on October 19. Photos courtesy of M3F

The Mind Music Movement Foundation for Neurological Disorders (M3F) will host a free Open House on Tuesday, October 19, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. to welcome the public to their new Palm Beach Gardens location at the Tropical Sands Christian Church. Guests will meet instructors and foundation founders, and learn more about programming opportunities. Light refreshments will be provided.

M3F is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports comprehensive integrative programming to address movement, mobility, balance, speech, nutrition and mental well-being in patients with neurological disorders. M3F programming is available in person and virtually. The main objective of the foundation is to instill confidence, strength, wellness, friendship, and commitment in participants and their families. The foundation provides a resource and motivation for living well with neurodegenerative diseases.

“The Foundation started with my dream to open a center for people with neurodegenerative diseases that could be their home away from home,” said Beth Elgort, Founder and CEO of M3F. “My passion has always been to help people be the best version of themselves. I believe that one can achieve that with a healthy lifestyle that incorporates fluidity with movement, music, and self-awareness.”

The M3F team is composed of specifically trained social workers, wellness coaches, speech and voice specialists, along with art, movement and fitness professionals. The trained staff motivates each client to work toward achieving their individual goals, both independently and in groups.  

Music therapist Meghan Hanley
Music therapist Meghan Hanley

“Neurological disorders, like Parkinson’s disease, are complex conditions that develop due to the death of brain cells that produce dopamine,” said Dr. Arif Dalvi, M3F medical advisory board member and director of the Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center at the Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute. “This change has profound effects resulting in physical symptoms such as tremor, muscle stiffness, and poor balance. In addition, there are secondary effects on mood, motivation, social interactions, and cognition. While successful medical and surgical treatments are available, they alone are insufficient. A holistic approach is needed that combines attention to diet, lifestyle, and supportive therapies, including physical therapy and speech therapy. This approach needs to be tailored to each individual patient based on their age, disease state, physical condition and motivational level.”

The M3F Open House on October 19 will showcase programs available to the public including: The Voices of Parkinson’s Chorus, Yoga, Movement, Art, Nutritional Counseling and Support Services.

With research-based programming and expert medical oversight, the leadership at M3F understands that when people with neurological disorders fuel their mind, body and soul with music, exercise, creativity and proper nutrition, they can better maintain fluidity and feel their best.

“We are fortunate in South Florida to have programs such as those provided by the Mind Music Movement Foundation,” continued Dalvi. “Their programs help improve patients’ physical health and provide an avenue for social interactions essential to elevating mood and maintaining cognitive function. In my own practice, I emphasize these holistic approaches and have received nothing but positive feedback from patients who have participated in these programs.”

For more information on the upcoming open house and ongoing programming, please visit the website, call (561) 336-0902, or email info@m3f.org.

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