April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

Parkinson Support Group

April is Parkinson’s Disease month and a great time to learn about the disease and resources available for those caring for or suffering from the disease. 

Here’s more from the Champaign County Support Group:

Parkinson’s Support Group of Champaign County:
Meetings held at Savoy United Methodist Church, corner of Old Church Rd and Duncan, Champaign.

We sharing tips and trials about this Parkinson’s journey prove very beneficial to both patients and caregivers.

We have members who have had “DBS” dup brain stimulation and the Duopa Pump.  Pretty much every med for Parkinson’s have been tried and the pro and cons discussed.

Group meets every Monday.
Most groups in Illinois & Missouri only meet once or twice a month.  
We have leaders for drumming which is unique to our group.
We also go out to eat once a month.

Here’s more from Rock Steady Boxing:

Lora Mock, Owner and Head Coach of Rock Steady Boxing, joins us.

We are a specialty fitness and training gym only for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Any one at any level of the disease is welcome. No doctor prescription is required.

This program uses non-contact boxing techniques along with high velocity, high intensity, forced exercises which have been researched and found effective in slowing the progressive of the symptoms of the disease.

We are learning every day that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their daily quality of life and even build impressive power, strength, flexibility and speed! By exercising with Coaches who know the ropes, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life. 

I opened a second Rock Steady Boxing in Danville at Kinney’s Fitness Zone.

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