WILMINGTON, N.C., Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior Helpers®, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced its support of six local Wilmington Rock Steady Boxing coaches to attend the organization's national conference from September 4 ? 6, 2019. Rock Steady Boxing, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, gives people with Parkinson's Disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing-based fitness curriculum. The second annual Rock Steady Boxing Coaches Conference gives coaches an opportunity to meet with hundreds of fellow Rock Steady Coaches from around the world to learn new teaching techniques, tips and practices.
"As a care-based company, we understand firsthand how important it is to stay current with the skills and techniques that help our clients," said Mari Baxter, senior vice president of operations, Senior Helpers. "Rock Steady Boxing has been one of our most valued partners the past several years and the organization's commitment to helping improve the lives of Parkinson's patients is an exemplary example of humanitarianism. It's our honor to help these coaches advance their skillsets and enhance their instruction."
According to the Parkinson's Foundation, over 10 million people worldwide suffer from Parkinson's Disease. Medical studies have supported the notion that rigorous exercise, emphasizing gross motor movement, balance, core strength, and rhythm, could favorably impact Parkinson's Disease patients range of motion, flexibility, posture, gait and activities of daily living.
In an effort to support those afflicted with Parkinson's Disease, Senior Helpers is assisting the local Wilmington practice in their effort to raise awareness and attend the boxing event. The coaches that will be attending the Coaches Conference include:
"Parkinson's Disease hits close to home for so many people, myself included," said Baxter. "My husband Bill was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and has found Rock Steady to be an immense help in his overall wellbeing and day-to-day health. He was so resistant after his diagnosis, but now he's their biggest convert!"
Rock Steady Boxing of Wilmington was founded in 2016 and is currently home to two locations in the city. Senior Helpers has long been a champion of Parkinson's Disease care, providing companion, personal and housekeeping care to those who live with Parkinson's.
About Senior Helpers®
Senior Helpers is the premier provider of care for seniors, and offers services ranging from specialized care for those with diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, to personal and companion care to help individuals looking for a little assistance with daily activities. Founded in 2001 with a vision to help seniors who wish to remain in their homes despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers has more than 300 franchised businesses that have cared for tens of thousands of seniors.
Senior Helpers was ranked in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 Ranking, and appointed to the Healthcare Leadership Council?an exclusive alliance of leading healthcare companies from all health sectors committed to advancing the American healthcare system. Learn more by visiting http://www.seniorhelpers.com.
About Rock Steady Boxing
Rock Steady Boxing is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, gives people with Parkinson's disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing-based fitness curriculum. It is the first boxing program of its kind in the country, was founded in 2006 by former Marion County (Indiana) Prosecutor, Scott C. Newman, who is living with Parkinson's. Rock Steady Boxing has classes to meet the fitness levels at all stages of Parkinson's ? from the newly diagnosed to those who had been living with it for decades plus.
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SOURCE Senior Helpers
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