The Glencroft Center for Modern Aging, located in Glendale, Ariz, launches the ZoeLife Parkinson’s Immersion Program (PIP), designed to slow disease progression, increase independence, and reduce fall risks for senior-aged residents diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. 

PIP participants receive a customized menu of activities, including virtual reality, boxing, swimming, dance, art, strengthening exercises and nutrition classes to improve or slow the development of common motor and non-motor symptoms attributed to Parkinson’s disease. 

“Anyone with Parkinson’s that is looking to battle it should come to Glencroft and jump in with this amazing team,” says Mel Pershing is a resident at Glencroft and a participant in the PIP program.

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PIP was developed by exercise physiologist Steve Heller, Vice President and Director, ZoeLife Operations for Glencroft. Heller collaborates with residents’ health care teams, along with speech, occupational and physical therapists, dietitians, and other professionals to help Glencroft residents diagnosed with Parkinson’s to maximize their quality of life for as long as possible, at no extra cost to them, a media release from Glencroft Center for Modern Aging explains.

“To create an environment where our residents can wake up with immediate access to a team of professionals and all the resources they need in one place relieves an enormous burden for them. Most seniors diagnosed with Parkinson’s must travel to multiple facilities for various types of rehabilitation. That can exacerbate their symptoms and limit their potential.”

— Steve Heller, Vice President and Director, ZoeLife Operations

PIP is one of many programs available at Glencroft, which is “powered by ZoeLife,” a holistic approach to senior care and successful aging. For more information, visit Glencroft Center for Modern Aging.

[Source: Glencroft Center for Modern Aging]