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Our First Ping Pong Parkinson's Went Well


I've been living with Parkinson's disease for 11 years, I am enjoying a few things that I'm getting better at. Playing ping pong is one of them.


Playing ping pong can be very beneficial for people with Parkinson's. We have started a ping pong group for people with Parkinson's at the Guilderland YMCA. We met for the first time on July 10th, and it went really well!


There were six people playing on two tables, and we all had a great time. We took turns playing and watching, and we all learned a lot from each other.

Ping pong is a great way to improve balance, eye-hand coordination, fine motor control, mental health, strength, and is a great form of physical activity, which is important for people with Parkinson's. It's also a lot of fun!


If you are interested in joining our ping pong group, please come and join us on Mondays at 10:00 AM in the multi-purpose room at the Guilderland YMCA. The cost is free for YMCA members and $5 per session for non-members.

No playing experience or equiptment is necessary, so come alone or with a friend. We'll all learn from each other!

For more information, please call Jud at 518-281-3466.

I hope to see you there!


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Planning to be there on 7/24 !

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