Westfield Area Y Helps Others Exercise to Fight Parkinson's Symptoms and Delay the Disesase
Thursday, February 7, 2013 • 11:15am
The Westfield Area Y has had an amazing turnout for their “Delay the Disease” exercise program which helps address and fight symptoms of Parkinson’s. Classes are held on Mondays from 6:15-7:00pm, as well as Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am-Noon at the Main Y facility, which is located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield. The next session of classes starts on March 3rd and runs through April 27th.
Research has shown that physical exercise has positive and measurable benefits for those living with Parkinson’s. To help people with Parkinson’s, the Y has implemented this unique program that incorporates strength, flexibility, balance and cardiovascular exercises. These exercises can help soothe tremors, improve posture, smooth steps and increase overall well-being. An aquatic component is available to these individuals as well. The classes are led by Y trainers with certification to teach the “Delay the Disease” exercise program.
Registration for this program will begin on February 18th. This program is FREE for full-facility members and FREE with an 8-week “On the Way” membership. Interested participants can register online at www.westfieldynj.org or in person at the Welcome Center at the Main Y Facility. Please contact Jean White at (908) 233-2700 x246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.