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​​The Madison Area YMCA Starts Delay the Disease a Parkinson’s Disease Wellness Program

Mar 04, 2016

For more information contact:
Madison Area YMCA Marketing & Communications 
973.822-9622 ext. 2241
For Immediate Release              

The Madison Area YMCA Starts Delay the Disease a Parkinson’s Disease Wellness Program

(Madison, NJ) March 4, 2016 –The Madison Area YMCA will offer Delay the Disease, a new group exercise program for adults diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Delay the Disease is an evidence-based fitness program designed to empower those living with Parkinson’s disease by optimizing their physical function, helping delay the progression of symptoms and improving their mental and emotional realities.

The program will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. starting Monday, April 11. The program is taught by a certified OhioHealth Delay the Disease instructor.

Developed by David Zid, BA, ACE, APG, and Jackie Russell, RN BSN CNOR in Columbus, OH, this national wellness program is designed to retrain the mind and body. Participants report improvement in quality of life, regained ability to successfully manage the disease, and maintenance of independence. This program targets daily functional challenges and symptom-specific fitness agendas. Exercise plans are adapted to all stages and levels of the disease.

For more information about Delay the Disease, contact Joe Gonsalves, senior director of healthy living at the Madison Area YMCA. He can be reached at 973.822.9622 x2242.

The Madison Area YMCA is a cause-driven charitable organization that believes that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, should be enriched by the YMCA. For a better you. For a better community. Give for a better us. 

The Y is dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility and believes that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, should be enriched by the YMCA. The Y is inclusive of all people and offers programs and services that develop a healthy mind, body and spirit.

The Madison Area YMCA offers enriching community wellness and health-enhancing programs including LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a cancer survivors’ program; The Diabetes Prevention Program and One Step, a multiple sclerosis program. The Y also has a range of youth sports, youth leadership programs, enrichment classes and adult fitness classes.

For more information about financial assistance or to make a donation, please call 973-822-YMCA (9622) or visit us at madisonareaymca.org.

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