Langley/Nanaimo – This June at Trinity Western University, there is a first of it’s kind retreat for those dealing with the effects of Parkinson’s Disease.
A disease that is still dealing with stigma and misinformation. It’s more than “just the shakes” and “that’s what Michael J Fox and Ozzy Osbourne have”.
This 4 day 3 night retreat will consist of a multitude of different Parkinson’s specific exercise and wellness based sessions along with supportive and fun group activities and educational seminars.
The organizers (Neurofit BC and Symphony Rehabilitation) want you to leave feeling healthy and inspired and want to make sure you can take what you’ve learned and use it at home.
The Parkinson Society British Columbia is watching this event with interest and hopes that this first of a kind info and exercise retreat becomes an annual event.
Activities you can expect to experience include daily pole walking, boxing, yoga, PWR!moves, meditation, dance, drumming and so much more.
Partners and carers are a welcome part of this retreat!
Natasha Wilch with RISE spoke with FVN’s Don Lehn about Parkinson’s Disease, the event , it’s history and the importance of what has been learned and what can be learned about the ailment in the future.