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60000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease each year and suddenly have to learn to live with a life altering disease.
The community outreach program at the Mohammad Ali Parkinson center in Phoenix Arizona has been helping patients adjust to a new normal for over fifteen -- us.
Can we say okay how many hours you actually spent at the doctor and usually for people it's four to six hours a year.
Then we say well who do you -- in charge the rest of the time for people that said that's an aha moment that collier right.
The center has exercise classes tailored to parkinson's patients ranging from yoga and Tai -- to dance.
They have several support groups -- and singing classes and a golf clinic.
They even have volunteers that do private business.
What we wanted to do is to figure out a way to get into people's homes who weren't actually interacting with the system.
In order to help them live a better life for parkinson's it's the only program in the country delivered in both English and Spanish and it's offered free of charge thanks to generous donations.
An expansion project is in the works ensuring even more parkinson's patients will benefit from the at least center's programs.
This is about wellness is not about illness so consequently.
We're looking at how -- we help people achieve.
The very best how -- they live their life every day and so on some cut it comes to us and says I wish I could.
We try to figure out a way to make it happen for -- I'm Jamie Colby Fox News.
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