On Thursday, February 13, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host its monthly Parkinson’s Support Group meeting, along with its recently expanded Parkinson’s Fitness Class. The support group will be held at 10:00 a.m. and fitness classes held every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and every Thursday at noon at the retirement community, located at 3030 Park Avenue on the Bridgeport-Fairfield town line.
This month’s guest speaker will be Cindy McGuire, Fitness Director at The Watermark and instructor of the Parkinson’s fitness classes. She will be discussing the importance of physical activity for people living with Parkinson’s as a way to maintain balance and continue living an active lifestyle.
“Cindy has been instrumental in the development and expansion of our Parkinson’s fitness classes,” said Marlane Argianas, Resident Services Coordinator at The Watermark at 3030 Park. “As an instructor, she can provide valuable information to our support group participants, who may find it helpful to start attending the fitness classes.”
McGuire is certified with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America as a group exercise instructor, and has more than 25 years of experience working with seniors. McGuire also teaches Anatomy and Physiology at Sacred Heart University.
The bi-weekly group fitness class is designed specifically for those who have Parkinson’s disease. The class, which meets every Tuesday and Thursday, consists of a warm-up, balance and strengthening exercises, and a cool down/stretch period.
The Parkinson’s Support Group is free of charge and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Marlane Argianas at 203-373-6288.
There is a small participation fee for the Parkinson’s Fitness Class and a limited number of spots available. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Cindy McGuire at 203-373-6108.