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The mission of Power Over Parkinson’s is to enhance the lives of those in the local community affected by Parkinson’s disease by providing a wellness program that is scientifically proven to slow disease progression in an environment that embraces empowerment, motivation and social interaction.
The absence of a Parkinson’s-specific program in the local community inspired the formation of Power Over Parkinson’s (POP) to create and support a class curriculum utilizing research-based practices to help those affected by Parkinson’s disease (PD) manage symptoms. Founded to support families on their PD journey, the mission is rooted in building relationships and providing a movement and educational curriculum focused on quality-of-life improvement.
POP classes, open to any individual diagnosed with PD, are held weekly (M – SA) at the POP Studio in Monterey and are tailored to meet each person’s specific level of disease progression. POP recognizes that a big part of the PD journey is supporting the people who care for individuals with PD, so all classes are open to care partners as well.
Classes are conducted by instructors professionally certified in exercise and experienced in working with movement disorders.
"I can tell you, without hesitation, that the POP program has improved the health, both physical and mental, of every person that participates....All of us here, regardless of where we are on this journey, benefit from our participation at the POP studio."
- Paul Lee