AUSTIN, Texas — Power for Parkinson's celebrated six years of service with its annual showcase event Sunday.
- Group celebrating six years
- Treatment includes dancing
- Online video offered
Participants showcased their new skills dancing and singing for an audience filled with family and friends. Power for Parkinson's co-founder Nina Mosier said the practice they've put in for months at a time works as a form of treatment for the disease.
"I see everyday people overcoming challenges," Mosier said. "They're just fighting and happy and really engaged."
Power for Parkinson's offers 13 different free fitness classes to Parkinson's patients in Austin, including dancing and singing. Their website, PowerForParkinsons.org, offers online video lessons for patients outside of Austin to utilize their treatment.
Barbara Alford is a long-time participant who said this form of treatment is exactly what she needed after her diagnosis.
"It was a frightening diagnosis to receive the news that I had Parkinson's," Alford said. "Once I attended a class, I was hooked."
If you or a loved one suffers from Parkinson's disease and would like to learn more, visit PowerForParkinsons.org.