Parkinson’s Body and Mind Program YMCA

Mission Statement/Function

 

To partner with the National YMCAs to develop a comprehensive, therapeutic, exercise and wellness program for people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) to help them navigate a PD diagnosis, manage their symptoms, maintain a positive attitude, and have the best quality of life possible with PD. This program is a form of neuro rehabilitation that is organized and managed by people with PD and their care partners. It incorporates novel ways to implement non pharmacological ways to help manage the symptoms and decrease the progression of PD. The program helps to provide a community  of support that  is so important for people with PD and their care partners.