Health & Fitness | Parkinson's Group Exercise


Parkinson’s GROUP EXERCISE

This is a community wellness program that addresses the daily needs of individuals living with Parkinson’s disease & provides year round access to PWR!Moves™: A Parkinson's–specific exercise program. This program is FREE to the community & Y members diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Classes are offered Monday, Wednesday, & Friday afternoons.

The mission of the Parkinson's Wellness Recovery (PWR!) program is:

  • To improve the quality of life of Parkinson's disease patients & their caregivers
  • To educate patients, caregivers & the general public about the benefits of maintaining an active lifestyle after a Parkinson's diagnosis
  • To support research dedicated to the prevention & treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Program requirements (prior to participation) are:

  • Be diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease
  • Complete an informed consent form, initial assessment & medical clearance documentation
  • Agree to quarterly progress assessments
  • NOT have cardiac or pulmonary disease, uncontrolled mellitus, uncontrolled hypertension or stroke, dementia, other medical conditions for which exercise poses a risk
  • Be ready to feel stronger & have fun doing it

Contact McKaela at mckaela.halvorson@bismarckymca.org or at 701-751-9721 for more information.



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