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Residences at Vantage Point Stands Strong with Parkinson’s Awareness Events

April 17, 2024

At Residences at Vantage Point, we are not just a community; we are a family. And like any family, we stand together in times of challenge and celebration. As April unfolds, it brings with it a crucial opportunity to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease, a condition that affects millions worldwide. April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, featuring World Parkinson’s Day on April 11. We are excited about the Parkinson’s awareness events on our campus this month.

Pump It Up for Parkinson’s

This year, our community has already stepped up in a remarkable display of solidarity and support. For example, after a 10-day Stand Up to Parkinson’s campaign, Vivian Smith, our dedicated Fitness Center Coordinator, spearheaded an inspiring initiative called “Pump It For Parkinson’s.” On World Parkinson’s Day, residents and staff rallied together with an ambitious goal. We aimed to achieve 30,000 steps per NuStep machine, with three in our Fitness Center, for a total of 90,000 steps. And surpass it we did, showcasing the strength and determination that defines our community as we logged 103,210 steps!

Beyond achieving a step count, this event was about more profound messages. Firstly, it was about standing with our friends, family and neighbors who are affected by Parkinson’s. Secondly, it was about demonstrating our commitment to staying engaged, motivated and physically active, even in the face of adversity. And finally, it was about showing that we are in this fight together, as a united force against Parkinson’s disease.

More Parkinson’s Awareness Events in April

But our efforts don’t stop there. Throughout Parkinson’s Awareness Month, our Fitness Center has a lineup of empowering events designed to make a difference. For instance, we’re proud to offer LSVT Big & Loud for Parkinson’s Disease, a specialized program proven to enhance mobility and vocal strength. For those seeking a physical outlet, “Punches for Parkinson’s” provides an opportunity to engage in boxing-inspired workouts tailored to people with Parkinson’s. Additionally, our Sound Bowl Healing sessions offer a holistic approach to managing symptoms and promoting relaxation. Finally, in our pursuit of knowledge and empowerment, we’re thrilled to host a presentation by Dr. Howard Weiss on Cognitive Function in Older Persons & Parkinson’s on April 18 at 3:30 PM. Dr. Weiss’s expertise promises valuable insights into understanding and managing cognitive aspects of Parkinson’s disease.

For more details about these Parkinson’s awareness events and how to participate, be sure to check out our Fit and Well newsletter for March/April.You can access the newsletter here.

In conclusion, as we reflect on this month of unity, we encourage all our residents to continue supporting those living with Parkinson’s Disease. Whether it’s offering a listening ear, lending a helping hand or simply being there as a source of strength, every gesture counts. To those living with Parkinson’s, we urge you to stay engaged, stay motivated and most importantly, stay in the fight. You are not alone, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Stay tuned for more updates, events, and opportunities to make a positive impact in our community and beyond.