New exercise program for Parkinson’s patients


CLINTON — The Clinton Community YMCA, in collaboration with Warner Hospital Physical Therapy, is creating a new program called “Seniors on the Move” to help those with Parkinson’s disease. 

The class is designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms. Research in the area of Parkinson’s disease indicates that exercise has been shown to improve self-confidence and independence, decrease the risk of falls, minimize fatigue, reduce rigidity and improve mobility.

The Parkinson’s exercise program is geared specifically to counteract the movement challenges experienced by people with Parkinson’s. Seniors on the Move will be offered at the YMCA on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Tuesday classes will be held in the pool and Thursday classes will be in the Community Room.  Participants can take advantage of both days or can choose to only take one.  The six week class is free for YMCA members and $40 for community participants.  The YMCA is looking for interested individuals to sign up for the class before class dates are determined. Individuals with other neurological conditions are also welcome to join the class! Contact the YMCA to sign up or for more information.

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