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Mark Morris

Dance program brings joy to participants with Parkinson's

There are several innovative health-related programs for seniors in Howard County, which I want to spread the word about. One is a Parkinson'sdance group at Vantage House, a continuing care residential facility for seniors in Columbia, and the other is "Thriving Beyond Breast Cancer," a program at the North Laurel Community Center. In this column, I am highlighting the Parkinson's dance group. My next column will expand on the breast cancer program, which began April 3 and concentrates on the mind and spirit of the participants.

Open to both community residents and Vantage House residents with Parkinson's disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system,...