Country Meadows of Mechanicsburg is offering a new, life-changing fitness, mobility and wellness program—OhioHealth Delay the Disease—expressly designed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease or related symptoms to optimize function and restore independence. Country Meadows offers free classes twice every week which are open to everyone.
To help community members understand how they may benefit from the Delay the Disease program, Country Meadows is hosting an informational open house on Monday, April 15 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the campus located at 4833 East Trindle Road. The open house will be held in Building 5’s second floor fitness center, and will feature exercise demonstrations, opportunities for one-on-one discussions, program resources and class information.
While Delay the Disease is designed for persons with Parkinson’s, the program offers benefits for everyone. Modifications are offered for all ability levels so everyone can participate. It is a very inclusive program that shares exercises for focal development, gait, brain work, dexterity, fine motor, flexibility, strength training and more. A national program, Delay the Disease participants have experienced improved mobility, posture, balance, handwriting, speech volume and a reduction in daily functional challenges. The classes are all about fun and joy!
A Country Meadows Fitness Director already is amazed at the program’s effectiveness. “A gentleman walked into the fitness room who typically uses a double cane to get around. I was surprised because he had no cane!” she exclaims. “He didn’t need the canes because he walked independently, thanks to improvements from participating in these classes.”
For more information, contact RHarlow@CountryMeadows.com or call 717-975-3434.