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Connecting Mind and Body with Exercise

Friday, June 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A senior African-American woman in her 60s working out at the gym, staying in shape. She is smiling at the camera, holding a dumbbell in each hand, in front of a rack of weights.

Cognitive training, Parkinson’s disease, and the aging adult

Over and over again, scientific research tells us about the important connection between mind and body. For patients of Parkinson’s disease, using physical fitness to counteract the effects of brain degeneration is now common practice. Physical therapist Nate Coomer, founder of the Parkinson’s Fitness Project, will discuss “cognitive training” and how everyone can benefit—especially those fighting Parkinson’s, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other causes of mental degeneration.

Join this important discussion from 5:30–7 pm on Friday, June 5, in Hagerty’s. Cost is just $10 and includes appetizers. Register by email with Wayne Milner, WAC Senior Vice President Athletics, Special Projects & Community Partners. Email Wayne at wmilner@wac.net.

“The research is clear,” Coomer says. “Combining cognitive and physical training can have vast improvements on our function and even slow neurological disease.”

Nate Coomer is a physical therapist with 14 years’ experience working with neurologic diagnoses, including Parkinson’s disease. He is the founder of The Parkinson’s Fitness Project, which offers physical therapy and neuro-fitness training in-person and online. He received a doctorate in physical therapy from Northwestern University and earned his Neurological Clinical Specialist Certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. He is based in Seattle. Learn more at theparkinsonsfitnessproject.com/about.

Details

Date:
Friday, June 5
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

Hagerty’s
1325 Sixth Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
Phone:
206-622-7900
Website:
www.wac.net

Organizer

Wayne Milner
Phone:
206.464.3076
Email:
wmilner@wac.net

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