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April 2024

TAI CHI BENEFITS FOR PARKINSON’S

 

The Parkinson’s Support Group of Asheville is pleased to announce our first educational fair, which will take place as part of our monthly general meeting on April 2, from 10:00 am to noon at Groce Methodist Church (954 Tunnel Rd. in Asheville). 

March 2024

TAI CHI BENEFITS FOR PARKINSON’S

Tai Chi, a 6,000-year-old Chinese martial art, is gradually becoming more recognized as a form of beneficial therapy for Parkinson’s patients, as well as many others.

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February 2024

AEROBIC EXERCISE AND PARKINSON’S

Multiple clinical trials have demonstrated that aerobic exercise in particular can enhance cognitive functioning, such as learning, thinking, remembering, and problem solving.

January 2024

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!

“You don’t need motivation to be healthy, you need consistency.”

This time of year, many people get “motivated” to work out and then stop by the end of January (just ask the gyms!). The key is for you to move every day. It doesn’t have to be the best workout ever, it doesn’t have to be the most stimulating, it just needs to happen.

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December 2023

Letter from the Board of Directors 

With the end of the year approaching, the Board of Directors is both grateful for the progress attained this year and very excited for the opportunities that will present themselves in the coming year.

As it was for most organizations, the COVID pandemic was a destructive force that nearly caused our group to fold. Coming out of the pandemic, our group had less than 50 active members and limited leadership due to COVID and resignation of the group president.

Due to the hard work of a few dedicated members, the group, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, has come back stronger and more focused than ever. As of July 2022, we are now an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit guided by the following mission statement:

The Parkinson’s Support Group of Asheville was established to educate, assist, and advocate for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, with a goal of improving the quality of life for all its members.

November 2023

Exercise and the Holidays
The holidays are a hard time for people to stay consistent with their exercise plans for so many reasons. Many people just drop it and “will get back to it after the holidays.”
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October 2023

Exercise Consistency and PD

“People with Parkinson’s who engaged in at least 2.5 hours of exercise a week had a better quality of life than those who didn’t exercise at all or started exercising later.” Exercise Overview – Parkinson’s Foundation

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