Parkinson’s is only a marker on new terrain. I can continue to live the life that I want to because exercise, my support system and learning to be more resilient makes a difference!
UCH – SPARX trial research project
When: Friday, September 23rd, 10:30am
Join Us for a conversation with Katherine Alfany
In this talk you will learn:
- Exercise effects on PD symptoms
- Current understanding of exercise on PD progression
- Ongoing opportunity for exercise participation at the U of Colorado
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“You have Parkinson’s…”
These words change lives. The lives of over 1 million Americans and 17,000 Coloradans.
“I am in better shape now than I was before I was diagnosed. I know now my life is on the line. But I wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of my community and these classes.”
Currently there is no cure for Parkinson’s. However, research has shown that people who exercise at a high intensity and complexity can reverse or slow the progression of the disease. People are more successful at exercising when they have a community to do this with and develop confidence in their ability to overcome challenges.
“Medication alone is not enough. The one activity that has been truly disease-altering for me is high intensity exercise. Exercise along with the comradery you feel when working-out hard alongside your friends in the community.”
Help Shape our Vision
Our conceptual renderings aim to re-establish our vision, for a One Stop place, that creates a strong community for people living with Parkinson’s. Our future home is your place at Parkinson’s Pointe.
Renderings donated by Kristi Volskis, AIA
Parkinson’s Pointe provides a community for support and programs that improve the quality of life for people impacted by Parkinson’s disease.
Facilitating Connections. Empowering Change.
The vision for Parkinson’s Pointe is to create a community space where people with Parkinson’s Disease feel connected and empowered to live their best life forward.
Parkinson’s Pointe intends to:
- Support our community by providing educational resources to people with Parkinson’s Disease, their care-partners and families.
- Provide high quality programs that are consistent with the latest research.
- Facilitate connections for the Parkinson’s community locally and globally.
By teaching resilience, providing high quality programs, and facilitating community connections, Parkinson’s Pointe will provide the tools necessary to help those affected by Parkinson’s Disease to take control over their lives.
A variety of classes in one location.
There are no two people with Parkinson’s Disease with the same symptoms, or who experience the same challenges. The “one size fits all” model doesn’t work. Parkinson’s Pointe provides a variety of class options and support in creating a customized plan that works for you!
Parkinson’s Pointe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that partners with other nonprofits to best serve our community. Our goal is to improve access to high quality classes and provide resources for other fitness instructors and rehabilitation professionals.