A unique exercise program in Dublin is helping older people fight Parkinson’s disease

DUBLIN, Ohio (WCMH) – A group of senior citizens in Dublin is trying to slow the progression of a potentially debilitating disease.

The class is part of the Rock Steady boxing program, a unique way to help treat Parkinson’s disease.

At Senior Star Retirement Village Dublin, one participant, who has been part of Rock Steady for several years, said he noticed a reduction in the severity of his tremors. He said that in class he is fighting the disease both physically and metaphorically.

“I look at that bag and I think of two brothers,” said Rock Steady participant Charlie Neer. “One is called Parkinson’s, and one is Fatigue, and I punch them in the nose every time.”

The program takes place worldwide, with more than 800 locations worldwide.

Trainers at the Dublin facility have been trained to deliver the course safely and said it was a pleasure to be part of the programme.

For more information about the program, click here.

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