Walk in support of Parkinson’s disease

Parksville Qualicum Beach Parksinson’s sufferers and supporters will walk alot over the next 12 weeks

The Oceanside Parkinson’s Disease Support Group was out in full force this past weekend for the first of many walks over a 12-week

The Oceanside Parkinson’s Disease Support Group (OPDSG) gathered at the Parksville Community Park for World Parkinson’s Day last weekend to walk the boardwalk.

In the first of many group walks over a 12-week program, administered by the B.C. Parkinson Society, OPDSG will do plenty of walking.

“The idea is to promote physical activity for people with Parkinson’s over a 12-week program, and beyond” said Doug Pickard, owner and trainer at Fluid Fitness Studio. “Each week we are encouraging participants to take more steps, as measured by pedometers provided by the B.C. Parkinson Society. I am thrilled that we were able to get so many people out on the first day of the program to enjoy the sunshine and a little exercise. Movement for people with PD is vital and so beneficial. Walking helps improve balance, strength and promotes the fluidity that is often robbed by the disease.”

They will conclude in 12 weeks with a celebratory luncheon, and there is a lot of time to join. Call Pickard at 250-927-4595 for more information.

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