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POWER FOR PARKINSON'S

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors

Location

5555 N Lamar Blvd Ste L121Austin, TX 78751 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Power for Parkinson's provides free fitness, dance, and singing classes for people with Parkinson's and their care partners locally in Austin, TX and around the world through an online home video series. Our mission is to engage people with Parkinson’s in regular exercise to slow or even reverse the effects of PD, improve overall sense of well-being, provide opportunities for socialization, and help prevent depression and isolation that often accompanies the disease.

Description

Power for Parkinson’s was founded in 2013 on the idea that the Parkinson's community needed a welcoming, inclusive space to meet and engage in group exercise. Since then, the organization has provided free weekly exercise, dance, and singing classes to hundreds of people living with Parkinson's in the Austin community. Power for Parkinson’s participants look forward to their weekly classes and social events, have an improved sense of well being, and report they are doing better physically, emotionally, and socially. In addition to weekly classes in the Austin, TX area, Power for Parkinson's has build a global community providing free at-home exercise videos via YouTube. The videos have since been viewed in over 160 countries around the world.

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