Committed to promoting healthy living for all, the Attleboro Y offers a variety of programs for those who suffer from or are at risk for developing specific chronic diseases.
Did you know that your doctor can refer you to the Y’s Chronic Disease Programs? Bring along the Y’s Referral Form to your next appointment.
Delay the Disease
The Attleboro YMCA offers a life-changing fitness and mobility program expressly designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. Led by certified instructors, Delay the Disease is an evidence-based fitness program designed to empower those living with Parkinson’s by optimizing their physical function and helping to delay the progression of symptoms and helping to restore an improved quality of life. Exercise plans are adapted to all stages and levels of the disease.
The empowering results of our Delay the Disease exercise program can help participants:
Move about with ease and confidence in a crowd
Get out of bed or rise from a chair independently
Diminish worry that stiffness, slow steps and other symptoms are obvious
Pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace – optimally, 80-90 revolutions per minute.
Fast pedaling is not a cure of Parkinson’s disease and should not be touted as such, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it.We do know that fast-paced cycling is changing the lives of increasing numbers of participants who, before this, had no hope beyond medication and eventually surgery to slow the progression of their disease.
At-Home Workouts for Participants in our Chronic Disease Programs
While these at-home workouts were especially created for participants in our Chronic Disease Programs, they offer some modified exercises and movements for anyone who requires modifications or a gentler approach to fitness.
Our amazing Wellness team has put together some videos that you can easily do from the comfort of home!
Delay the Disease – Workout 1
Delay the Disease – Workout 2
Parkinson’s Chair Yoga – Workout 1
Parkinson’s Chair Yoga – Workout 2
Back Stretches to do in Bed – 5/6
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week program that connects cancer survivors within the community. It provides a place where cancer survivors can come together, along with specially trained Attleboro YMCA staff, to safely work toward maintaining or regaining their independence, everyday fitness, and overall health & wellness. It is held in a small group environment that incorporates one-on-one attention to the individual needs of each participant.No cost for cancer survivors.
This program offers previous LIVESTRONG participants the opportunity to continue meeting, supporting each other, and engaging in fun activities together once they have completed the initial 12-week program. The Living Stronger group, led by a survivor, meets monthly to participate in community events, walks, craft groups, special events, and more.
This program is for our LIVESTRONG graduates who wish to maintain the group support and continue to exercise together. The group workouts are led by a trained LIVESTRONG trainer. No cost to Y Members