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For people with Parkinson's disease

Delay the Disease™ at the YMCA


Somerset Hills YMCA

Somerset Hills YMCA offers group exercise for people with Parkinson's disease. Delay the Disease is a fitness program designed to empower those living with Parkinson's disease by helping delay the progression of symptoms and successfully manage the disease.

Exercise plans are adapted to all levels of the disease and help participants manage daily challenge, as well as improve their quality of life, regain mobility, and maintain their independence. Certified instructors will lead the class with cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, balance and vocalization exercises.


Delay the Disease at the Somerset Hills YMCA:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Free to Y members

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About Delay the Disease

Delay-the-diseaseDavid Zid (BA, ACE, APG), the leading Parkinson’s fitness specialist and OhioHealth Director of Movement Disorder and Musculoskeletal Wellness, and Jackie Russell (RN, BSN, CNOR), OhioHealth Program Development Coordinator, collaborated to create the most effective wellness program empowering people with PD to live better and experience new levels of hope in their daily walk. OhioHealth Delay the Disease delivers symptom-specific exercises that optimize function and restore independence.

OhioHealth Delay the Disease participants experience improvement in mobility, posture, balance, handwriting, speech volume, and a reduction in daily functional challenges.  The classes are a source of fun, social camaraderie, and hope.

Delay the Disease
  • Delay the Disease
    Somerset Hills YMCA now offers group exercise for people with Parkinson's disease. Delay the Disease is a fitness program designed to empower those living with Parkinson's disease by helping delay the progression of symptoms and successfully managing the disease. Held in GX2.

    Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:45am - 12:45pm

  • Lunch & Learn (Open to All)
    Somerset Hills YMCA will host a Lunch and Learn on January 18. Julia Libeskind, MS, CCC-LP, is a licensed speech pathologist who will present on “Speech and Swallowing Disturbances: Complications of Parkinson’s Disease” and offer some tools and tips to manage PD. 

    Bring a bagged lunch and dessert to share. All are welcome, especially those with Parkinson's disease and their caretakers.

    WHEN: Wednesday, January 18
    TIME:
    12:30pm
    WHERE:
    Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Road
    WHO:
    Free and open to all in the community

    RSVP to Lynne Applebaum at 908 766 7898 X 522 or by email.

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