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Sarasota, FL: On Monday, March 20, 2017 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community will be holding a free-to-the-public event “Spring Forward to Better Balance” Symposium at Cullers Hall on the Pines of Sarasota campus. Pines of Sarasota’s Ready & Steady – A Plan for Better Balance joins Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s to learn innovative ways to lessen your risk of falls. Three leading local Parkinson’s experts will address these topics:

  • Orthopedic Surgeon Jason Collins, MD, “Walking Tall & Avoiding Falls”
  • Neuro Challenge’s Care Advisor – Carisa Campanella, “Benefits of Community Engagement”
  • Neurologist – Ricardo Gonzalez, M.D., “Exercise and Other Therapies Improving the Outcome in Parkinson’s Disease”

“More than 65% of people with Parkinson’s will fall within the first year of their diagnosis, according to the Parkinson’s Association. We want to educate those individuals, their families, and caretakers about exercises, therapies, strength training and balance training that may help with mitigating a fall and improving independence to have a good quality of life for as long as possible,” explains Joel Amistoso, Director of Rehabilitation Services – Pines of Sarasota.

Registration begins at 9AM – Lunch is provided. Additional information will be available from Ready & Steady – A Plan for Better Balance community partners; the YMCA and 20 Minutes to Fitness. Seating will be limited. For tickets, please call 941-309-5748. To schedule an interview with one of the Symposium Experts or with one of our experts, please call Lisabeth Begin 727-243-6965.

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