by Patty Jenkins
Those with Parkinson’s Disease and those who live with someone who has Parkinson’s Disease know that it is not “one size fits all”. The medication that works for Allen may not work the same for Robert or Rudy. Allen might have a regular exercise routine that works well for him but it may not work for Bonnie or Bill. The good news is that our Movement Disorder Specialists can help determine what medications work best for us as we travel this road of ever changing symptoms of Parkinson’s. And just as important as medications, research has proven that exercise can increase the benefits of medications AND slow the progression of this disease. So finding the best exercise routine for us is equally important as finding the right medications! Now more than ever before we are seeing Parkinson’s Disease focused physical exercise programs that give us lots of choices. Non-contact boxing is one of the cutting edge exercise programs that is proving to be one of the most effective programs for slowing PD progression and actually improving motor and other neurological symptoms.
The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is pleased to welcome Jennifer Parkinson, owner and Co-Founder of the non-profit organization, NeuroBoxing as our special guest on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at The Lexington Assisted Living, 5440 Ralston St, Ventura.
NeuroBoxing is dedicated to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. They use a complete wellness centered approach to help those living with Parkinson’s stand a fighting chance. Through non-contact boxing, health & fitness coaching, education & support they can help people with PD and other neurological challenges fight back and live the best life possible! Come find out what makes them special on September 12th!
Jennifer Parkinson is co-founder of NeuroBoxing, a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding Parkinson’s patients and their families in fighting back against Parkinson’s Disease (PD) through non-contact boxing and other wellness therapies. Jennifer is a registered nurse of 16 years, a Michael J Fox foundation panelist, advocate for the Parkinson Disease Foundation’s Women in Parkinson’s Initiative, boxing coach, and loving mother of two. In 2005, Jennifer was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s disease. She was 32 years old, a working registered nurse, and had just given birth to her second child. Jennifer refused to see her debilitative diagnosis as fixed and actively researched treatments that would lead her to non-contact, therapeutic boxing. In 2009, Jennifer took her first shot at boxing and in 2013, she connected with Rock Steady Boxing and became a certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach. From 2014 thru early 2016 Jennifer coached at Title Boxing in Newbury Park. She and Josh Ripley went on in to found NeuroBoxing of Agoura Fitness in September 2016. They are actively training new coaches in several locations to help spread NeuroBoxing’s programs throughout Southern California.
The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group welcomes the public, our members and their care-partners, and new friends who find themselves navigating the challenges of ageing, Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions. Please join us Wednesday, September 12th from 1PM to 3PM at the Lexington Assisted Living, 5440 Ralston Street in Ventura. We are an independent and volunteer-organized group, not affiliated with or a part of any other organization or group. For more information, call Patty at 805-766-6070.
Thanks to the generosity of the Lexington Assisted Living, our meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3PM. There is a drop-off/loading and unloading driveway in the front of the Lexington Assisted entrance. Extra parking is graciously available across the street in the Baptist Church parking lot. Reservations are not required. Attendees are invited to check in at the front desk for directions to the 3rd floor and sign-in at the meeting so we can keep in touch with you if you would like us to do so.