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Central Coast Quality of Life Programs


The Central Coast Quality of Life Programs (CCQLP) recognizes that people living with chronic illness have unmet needs. CCQLP is committed to filling these gaps by improving the quality of life of persons with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the tri-county area of Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito. Our programs serve families living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in Monterey County. We work with clients and their families to create comprehensive individual plans and programs that support client independence. All of our services are free.

The Big Idea

Central Coast Quality of Life Programs (CCQLP) provides a variety of support services to the community. One of the most unique and popular offerings is the free adaptive exercise program hosted at the Monterey Sports Center, particularly for people living with multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease. This program provides an important opportunity for exercise and socialization for many who often become isolated due to their disease. CCQLP’s plan is to expand the program to the YMCA in Salinas where clients will be able to participate in three classes per week, getting a low-impact, gentle workout.

I am so glad for this program, it de-stresses me like nothing else! Thank you so much for making my life better.

- Leslie, Monterey

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