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Learn How to Live Well with Parkinson’s Disease


Attend Grand Rapids Victory Summit

The Davis Phinney Foundation, in partnership with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Van Andel Institute, Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation, Parkinson’s Association of West Michigan, and Saint Mary’s Health Care/Trinity Health West Michigan, invites people affected by Parkinson’s disease to share in an exciting day of information and inspiration by attending  the Grand Rapids Victory Summit.™  Featuring both local and national Parkinson’s disease experts, the Victory Summit will share the latest research advances and treatment options as well as offer interactive sessions on exercise, speech therapy, yoga and other activities to incorporate into daily living.

The Victory Summit will be held on Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, in Grand Rapids. The Victory Summit is open to people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones, and there is no charge to attend the event.

Victory Summit attendees will be informed and inspired by topics including:

•    Living well with Parkinson’s
•    Parkinson’s research update
•    Exercising for life
•    Speech therapy
•    Caregiver tools and guidance
•    Panel discussions on deep brain stimulation therapy, clinical trials and nutrition

For more information and to register for the Victory Summit, visit www.davisphinneyfoundation.org or call 1-877-208-1198.

Grand Cycling Challenge benefitting the Davis Phinney Foundation

The Davis Phinney Foundation and the Parkinson’s disease research team at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine are proud to partner with the Grand Cycling Challenge and give riders of all ages and abilities the opportunity to help people with Parkinson’s while enjoying this inaugural extended course through downtown Grand Rapids.

As a member of the Victory Crew™ on August 20, you can raise funds to support the Parkinson’s disease research team at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and the Davis Phinney Foundation, sponsoring programs that provide the information, tools and inspiration that can be used to live well with Parkinson’s today.

To participate, you must first officially register www.active.com/cycling/grand-rapids-mi/grand-cycling-challenge-2011?int=29-39 for the Grand Cycling Challenge. Be sure you have registered on the Active.com Registration page <before creating your personal fundraising page.

For more information please visit www.davisphinneyfoundation.org or call 303-733-3340.

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Spring Parks and Rec classes start next week


Summer camp registrations also open

Are you interested in getting in shape before the summer? There are some Cedar Springs Area Parks and Rec programs starting April 25 that can help you accomplish that goal. There are offerings for all ages and abilities, including a new program of  Line Dancing. Monday nights have youth tumbling for ages 3-8, kickboxing, yoga with an instructor with over 200 hours of certification, and open basketball for men. Tuesdays have an Intro to Ballroom Dancing class that is for couples or singles, Tae Kwon Do for children and adults, and open volleyball for adults. Take a new line dancing class on Thursdays or try out the popular programs of Body Bootcamp and ZUMBA.These programs will keep you moving and motivated, plus teach you some great skills. Registration forms for these programs can be found online at www.csaparksandrec.com , at the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation office at the Cedar Springs Public Schools district office during the daytime, or at the Cedar Springs Middle School on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdsay evening from 6-9pm.
A variety of other activities will be available this summer as well. The Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Department teamed up with the Cedar Springs Public Schools athletic department to offer a wide array of sport camps including basketball, tennis, track, and volleyball. The age range for each camp may be different, but most are avaialbe to those in 3rd-12th grades.  The camp registration forms can be found online and at the Cedar Springs Public Schools district office. The pre-registration deadline for most camps is June 1, so don’t wait and miss out on a chance to work with great coaches,improve your skills, and have some fun this summer.
There are more activities on tap, so see the ad below or contact Parks and Rec at 696-7320 for more info.

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Get fit with Parks and Rec


zumba classAre you making a New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy in 2011? Then Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation can help! They are kicking off their new winter schedule with a free demonstration night on January 4 at 6:30 p.m., and with programs for all fitness levels beginning January 10.
On the free demo night you can try out some of the hottest trends in fitness—kickboxing, body bootcamp, yoga and Zumba! Kickboxing helps you punch away trouble areas as you burn calories with short but high intensity drills; body bootcamp combines the kickboxing with sculpting and abdominal exercises and is suitable for all fitness levels; yoga helps build flexibility and reduce stress; and Zumba helps you get a workout while dancing.
You can also see a demonstration of two new programs on January 4—intro to ballroom dancing and cake decorating basics. People who sign up for ballroom dancing will learn the Foxtrot, the East Coast Swing, and the Rumba. No partner is necessary. With cake decorating participants will learn how to create icing flowers, ribbon roses, rosettes, and more.
Other classes being offered this winter session include Tae Kwon Do, Men’s open basketball, and co-ed open volleyball. Youth volleyball begins Feb. 2, and a 12-week program called “Springs runs the river” will start Feb. 9 to get everyone ready to participate in the Fifth Third River Bank run later in the spring.
For more information on what’s being offered and to download a registration form, visit www.csaparksandrec.com or call 696-7320.

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