Posted on May 09, 2018
Senior Helpers of Fort Myers Hosts Senior Health Fair
Local medically-based fitness center and primary care practice
to provide health tips for the elderly
WHAT: On Friday, May 18, Senior Helpers of Fort Myers is hosting a senior health fair in collaboration with FYZICAL® Fitness and Millennium Physicians Group. FYZICAL® Fitness Fort Myers offers The Rock Steady Boxing program, a proven success in alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Angela Moran, Head Coach of Rock Steady Boxing at FYZICAL® Fitness, will showcase the program’s PD4 class, which is geared towards those who are no longer able to walk. The facility features a unique state-of-the-art Railz system to prevent falls while increasing strength and building confidence. Millennium Physicians Group, a local comprehensive primary care practice, will provide case managers to share information on maintaining relationships with doctors, upholding healthy diets, organizing medications as well as offer blood pressure checks for attendees.
Falls are very prevalent in the elderly population and account for multiple hospital visits and deaths each year. According to the National Council for Aging Care, there are over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 37,000 deaths caused by falls each year. Dr. Virginia Reed and Dr. Grace Berry will speak to how FYZICAL® Therapy & Balance Centers help those living with Parkinson’s, and will also discuss the relationship between physical therapy and audiology in treating balance disorders.
This event is specific to the elderly community and their families. Light refreshments will be served and no registration is required.
WHEN: Friday, May 18
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: FYZICAL® Fitness
13010 Metro Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33966
CONTACT: For more information, please contact -
Wendy Del Salto