YMCA of Central Ohio

OhioHealth Delay the Disease Parkinson’s Exercise Program

Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year and as many as one million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease, according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

As a leading community-based network committed to improving the nation’s health, the YMCA of Central Ohio has partnered with OhioHealth to bring OhioHealth Delay the Disease, the number one Parkinson’s exercise program, to three branch locations.

This evidence-based fitness program, led by a certified OhioHealth Delay the Disease instructor, is designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease.  The class optimizes physical function while utilizing humor, optimism, enthusiasm and hope to help motivate participants.

After participating in the program, participants will have increased self-confidence, decreased risk of falls and minimized fatigue.  The goal of the program is to give participants a happier lifestyle with reduced rigidity and improved mobility.

Beginning Monday, March 14, the program will be offered at The Y at Clark Hall, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and the Delaware Community Center YMCA, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.  Beginning Monday, May 31, the program will also be offered at the Grove City YMCA, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

The program will be offered as a nine week session with a cost of $90 for members and $135 for non-members.  For more information, contact the branch representative at your preferred location. 

For The Y at Clark Hall contact Valerie Baumann at 614-416-9622 or vbaumann@ymcacolumbus.org

For the Delaware Community Center YMCA, contact Amy Mosser at 740-203-3051 or amosser@ymcacolumbus.org.

For the Grove City YMCA, contact Angie Jordan at 614-871-9622 or ajordan@ymcacolumbus.org.