I had the privilege of speaking with a group of people living with movement disorders a couple weeks ago at Peachtree Hills Place as part of a CFMC Boxing for Parkinson’s demo. It was a mix of residents and people from the area and all were interested in learning about the benefits of exercise when living with Parkinson’s (PD).
I am no expert in PD, but I do present to area audiences on behalf of CFMC the power of exercise in helping combat movement disorders. After making sure medications are taken properly and on time, exercise is next most impactful at helping keep symptoms at bay and increasing quality of life. Pretty powerful stuff!
The demo at Peachtree Hills Place went well and subsequently led to an offer to come to CFMC in Sandy Springs to attend a full class in person. We were unsure how many would be coming but we ended up with a great class and an enthusiastic group. I even got to see some of the people I had spoken to when I visited two weeks back!
I am happy to come to any senior living community and share the power of exercise and movement disorders. Thanks to the leadership of Denise Formisano at the CFMC, I am 100% confident promoting the organization. I also serve on the Board of Directors.
Many of the members at CFMC mention that it feels more like a family than a gym. In fact, it is a lot more than just a gym…other programs include PT and OT clinic, social worker, access to neurologists on certain days, an early onset PD mentoring program and other programs all on site!
I heard that the Isakson Senior Living folks and Peachtree Hills Place are considering implementing classes taught by the CFMC on site at their buildings. I hope that is true because it can be a game-changer for those dealing with movement disorders. KEEP ON MOVING!