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Wesley Glen Retirement Community launches new Parkinson's Disease fitness program featuring OhioHealth Delay the Disease -- the nation's leading Parkinson’s Disease exercise program.

Columbus, Ohio.  Wesley Glen Retirement Community offers a new, life-changing fitness and mobility program expressly designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Led by a certified OhioHealth Delay the Disease instructor, the program improves the physical, mental and emotional realities of Parkinson’s Disease patients.

“We are so pleased to be offering this class to our residents and the community at large who have Parkinson’s Disease.  This is part of our ongoing commitment to improving the lives of both residents and members of the local community which is being offered in our state-of-the-art Wellness Center,” says Kathleen King, Executive Director of Wesley Glen.

David Zid (BA, ACE, APG), the leading Parkinson’s Disease fitness specialist and OhioHealth Director of Movement Disorder and Musculoskeletal Wellness, and Jackie Russell (RN, BSN, CNOR), OhioHealth Program Development Coordinator, collaborated to create the most effective wellness program empowering people with Parkinson’s Disease to live better and experience new levels of hope in their daily walk. OhioHealth Delay the Disease delivers symptom-specific exercises that optimize function and restore independence.

OhioHealth Delay the Disease participants experience improvement in mobility, posture, balance, handwriting, speech volume and a reduction in daily functional challenges.  The classes are a source of fun, social camaraderie and hope. "PD patients can manage their disease through exercise -- and we encourage everyone to start today! We're here to help," says David Zid.
“Our goal is to make the benefits of Delay the Disease classes available to as many people with PD as possible. You may have Parkinson’s Disease, but it does not have you.” ~David Zid, Jackie Russell

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