The David Posnack Jewish Community Center is a 2018 Parkinson’s Foundation community grant recipient that runs free exercise programs for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in Davie, FL. With their increased number of participants each year, the program utilized a grant from the Foundation to expand and add more classes. Today, they offer PD-tailored Tai Chi, yoga, Ageless Grace®, boxing, aquatic exercises, voice therapy, spinning and dance.
As a child growing up in the Bronx, Evan saw his grandfather Jack’s hand shake. “We knew he had Parkinson’s disease (PD), but we never really spoke about it,” Evan said. Many years later, Evan’s father — Jack’s son — Keith, would inspire Evan’s Parkinson’s Champions campaign: Push Ups 4 Parkinson’s.
March 12-18 is Brain Awareness Week. This year, the Parkinson’s Foundation, in collaboration with the Brain Donor Project, is working to shed light on the critical need for brain donation to advance Parkinson’s disease (PD) research.
Reflecting on the Moving Day® NC Triangle 2016 walk to #BeatParkinsons. For more information about Moving Day® and ways you can help raise awareness about the benefits of exercise in combating Parkinson's, visit www.Parkinson.org/MovingDay.