Step by Step New West and Urban Poling Workshop
April 13, 2018
Parkinson Wellness Centre, #103-450 E. Columbia Street
An information session about Step by Step New West, a 12-week free walking program for people with Parkinson's aimed at incrementally improving the number of average daily steps an individual takes. The goal of this program is to help motivate people to become physically fit to combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. And to encourage people to continue a regular exercise routine following the program. Step by Step is a program organized by Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) and adapted with permission from the American Parkinson Disease Association, Wisconsin Chapter. In conjunction with this session, there will be an Urban Poling Demo. Evidence-based studies on Parkinson’s clearly identify poling, with the proper training, as a healthy mode of physical activity suited for improving quality of life. Walking poles offer proven beneficial effects on general key health parameters, including increased balance, stability, core strength, walking tolerance, independence in activities, confidence, improved posture and decreased stress, anxiety, and depression. Register by contacting or 604-525-2631.