Pete Donahue Parkinson's Scholarship
The Pete Donahue Scholarship was established through the very generous gifts made by the family and friends of the late Pete Donahue. Pete was a long-time member and friend of the MetroWest YMCA who courageously fought Parkinson’s disease until his death in 2013. Regular exercise and his friendships with other Y members were very important to Pete. His family would like to help other individuals with Parkinson’s Disease access the programs and services that the MetroWest YMCA provides.
Through the Pete Donahue Scholarship, the MetroWest YMCA provides financial assistance to individuals with medically diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease. Individuals have the opportunity to exercise under the supervision of our Wellness staff up to two times per week. The program also includes membership benefits which provide access to our drop-in and specialty group exercise programs and aquatics programs.
To enroll in the MetroWest YMCA Pete Donahue Parkinson’s Scholarship program, please contact Thomas Black, Wellness Director, at (508) 879-4420 Ext 39.
PARKINSON’S DISEASE WELLNESS PROGRAM
The PD Wellness Program is specifically designed to help individuals with Parkinson’s disease, MS, or any other neuromuscular conditions to maintain and improve their quality of life. Each one hour class will include balance, cognition, strength, and flexibility exercises. All exercises can be modified to accommodate each individual’s needs and abilities.
Please contact the Laura Gilbert, 508- 879-4420 x32 for information on this program and how to apply for the scholarship.
Wed/Fri 12:00-1:00pm 01201-33