John went today to an introduction to a Silver Sneakers exercise program at our local community recreation center. He seems more interested in the question of whether his insurance would pay for it than in what the courses were like--he doesn't seem to have come to any conclusion about whether a group exercise class would work for him. They were supposed to do a demonstration class but unfortunately they didn't. They have a stretch and strength class twice a week, which sounds like what he needs. I wouldn't have thought he would have considered a group exercise class, but he seems willing to try it out.
When we went to a conference on Parkinson's disease one of the doctors said that the thing that will help most is exercise. I don't know what structure will work to get John to do exercises (in addition to his walking) when he finishes his month of physical therapy, but I think he needs some structure. I've done a little bit of looking into finding him a personal trainer, but maybe a class would be better.