All Aboard Our Union City A Train
Welcome to our "All Aboard Our Union City A Train" team page! We are so glad to be together again and to welcome new team members and supporters, too. The Parkinson's Foundation never lagged in their support of us as we expanded our Parkinson's exercise program. ln addition to PWR( Parkinson's Wellness Recovery) and Rock Steady Boxing, specially designed and challenging workouts designed to push back against the effects of Parkinson's, our program includes a special course in support of care partners and care givers in addition to bi-monthly care partner support group meetings. Our "Big Brain Book Club, " which meets weekly, challenges us to read, learn and practice activities that promote brain plasticity. Non-pharmaceutical interventions like meditation, and good sense choices like earlier bedtimes, now backed up by a growing and accepted body of evidence, are capable of changing, growing and maintaining key areas of the brain for the better.
As a neuro-surgeon said as he looked at Parkinson's heroes drawn by local children for Moving Day 2016, "the brain is the next frontier." It's six years later now. Moving Day epitomizes the great effort being made to raise funds to make discoveries and stem the tide of the alarming rise in new cases of Parkinson's disease, making it the fastest growing brain disease after Alzheimer's disease.
We need your help to meet the future prepared.
All Aboard Our Union City A Train!
In the United States, 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are diagnosed each year, adding to the one million people who currently have PD.
Join our team for the local Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day walk, the first nationwide grassroots campaign that spotlights the disease on a national level and gives the chance to raise awareness and funds in our own community. Your support will help us continue improving the quality of care for those living with Parkinson’s disease.
– To donate or visit a team members personal page please select from the ‘Team Roster’ list at the bottom of the page.
Thank you for supporting us and the vital work of the Parkinson’s Foundation.