The multi-disciplinary Parkinson’s team from Summit Rehab at Life Care Center of Longmont, Colorado, participated in the Vitality Walk on June 5, 2016, to benefit the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies.
The team members developed close relationships with many of the individuals in the association through one-on-one therapy provided by classes that are led twice a week by certified LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® and PWR! therapists, as well as participation in the Longmont Parkinson’s Support Group.
“It was an honor to walk alongside these strong individuals to support them,” said Molly Grigsby, outpatient rehab manager. “One member [of the support group] gave a demonstration of his all-terrain power wheelchair with a sit-to-stand feature that helps him continue to fish and hunt.”
Life Care Centers of America was a Silver Sponsor of the Vitality Walk. Combined, the Longmont and Denver walks raised $184,000 to support the Parkinson’s Association’s goal of increasing the number of programs and services it offers by 20 percent in 2016. The association provides services and support to the almost 17,000 individuals in the region with Parkinson’s disease by offering 36 support groups and 810 exercise classes.
Life Care Center of Longmont is privileged to have a close relationship with the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies and looks forward to continuing to support people with Parkinson’s disease in Northern Colorado.