Delay the Disease™ is a fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and other neurological disorders by targeting symptoms and optimizing physical function. It is founded on evidence-based, structured exercise routines that are focused on strength training and correcting disease-specific physical challenges. Participation may lead to increased self-confidence and independence, decreased risk of falls, minimized fatigue, reduced rigidity, and improved mobility.

The Valley Shore YMCA is proud to offer this clinically proven program for our shoreline community.  To find out more about this life changing program please watch the video below:

Classes are on going and participants can join any time!

When:  Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Where: Valley Shore YMCA

Fees: $48 per month – You don’t need to be a member of the YMCA.  Open to everyone!

How to Get Started:

Set up an appointment with Ellen Nichele, Wellness Coordinator at the Valley Shore Y.  You can email Ellen at or call at 860.399.9622 ext. 121.

Download and complete the following forms:

Welcome Letter (PDF)

Participant Consent Form (PDF)

Doctor Consent Form (PDF)

PDQ Questionnaire (PDF)

Contact Ellen Nichele at 860.399.9622 ext. 121 with any questions or concerns.