The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation estimates there are more than 1 million people in the United States with Parkinson’s Disease (PD), and more than 60,000 people are diagnosed each year. The main symptoms of the disease are movement related.
“It has been seven years since I’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s,” said Linda Sprouse, a participant in the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s Parkinson’s programs. “I was always active, but I listened to my doctor who said exercise, exercise, exercise was the best medicine you can take.”
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The Board of Directors of the YMCA of Western North Carolina is pleased to announce the appointment of its new chair and four new members. Read More »
The state of North Carolina has recognized the YMCA of Western North Carolina for its efforts to improve food security for students over the summer. Read More »