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Thursday, April 11, 2024 - YMCA  Exercise for Parkinsons

Thursday, April 11, 2024 - YMCA Exercise for Parkinsons

April 11, 2024

Meeting:Thursday, Apr 11, 2024 -  7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

PRESENTER: Jill Cullen from the Guilderland YMCA

TOPIC: The importance of exerecise and information about the programs that the Capital  District YMCAs offer to people with movement disorders in particular. 

Did you know that you may be eligible for a free Silver Sneakers  membership to the Y? Check it out here.

WHERE:  Glen Eddy senior residence,

1 Glen Eddy Drive, Niskayuna NY 12309



Notes from our 4/11/2024 meeting

Newly diagnosed? Here are five things to do or know right now.

1. See a movement disorders specialist (Albany Med has a handful of them)

If you haven’t done so already, it’s important to see a movement disorders specialist, especially if you have nagging symptoms that remain untreated despite your current therapies.

2. Exercise

Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone. For people with Parkinson’s disease  exercise is more than healthy — it is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living. Exercise and physical activity can improve many PD symptoms and has been shown to delay the disease progression. These benefits are supported by research.

Find local, PD specific, exercise classes here:

3.  PD does not affect everyone the same way. The rate of progression and the particular symptoms differ among individuals.

4. Get the Davis Phinney Foundation “Every Victory Counts” book.

5. PD is a slowly progressive disease.
If you see health problems developing and changing quickly, see a doctor.


Lifetime Achievement - Paul Tonko video 4 mins

Jill's slides

P4P Enrollment form

NMW Enrollment form

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