City of Concord California

News Release

May 22, 2017

Parkinson's sufferers benefit from new boxing program

The Concord Senior Center and Honor Care will introduce Rock Steady Boxing for older adults who wish to manage Parkinson's disease.A presentation and demonstration will be held at the Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle, on Thursday, June 8 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Rock Steady Boxing is a non-contact boxing program for people with Parkinson's offered in Concord and at 360 locations around the world. The program promotes camaraderie and community, reminding participates that they are all 'fighting together against Parkinson's.

Head coach CJ (Chelsea) Lewis of Rock Steady Boxing of Concord will explain the benefits of a full-body work-out in combating Parkinson's symptoms. As highlighted in a recent Washington Post article, the principles of boxing assist with balance, agility and hand-eye coordination, all of which can be affected by Parkinson's disease.Each individual will develop a plan for living with his or her disease by including forms of activity and exercise that will target their specific symptoms.

To reserve a seat, register at course #105194, $3. For more information contact Program Coordinator Dario Sanchez at (925) 671-3017.

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