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Boxing, cycling, dance classes help patients fight the effects of Parkinson’s disease

Boxing, cycling, dance classes help patients fight the effects of Parkinson’s disease

"> Upper Valley Programs for Parkinson’s president Samantha Duford, second from left, and volunteer Dan Naranjo, second from right, direct Ron Fortin, left, of Claremont,…

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"> Upper Valley Programs for Parkinson’s president Samantha Duford, second from left, and volunteer Dan Naranjo, second from right, direct Ron Fortin, left, of Claremont, N.H., and Bob Lawrie, of Sutton, N.H., during a Rock Steady Boxing class at Carter Community Building Association in Lebanon, N.H., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The exercises used in Rock Steady Boxing are designed to combat specific physical issues associated with Parkinson’s, like balance, posture and range of motion. Duford says her favorite aspect of the class is the socialization it offers to participants and their loved ones. "It’s an isolating disease." (Valley News / Report For America – Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Valley News / Report For America — Alex Driehaus » Buy this Image

Dick Roy, center, of Woodstock, Vt., and Upper Valley Programs for Parkinson’s president Samantha Duford, right, demonstrate an exercise during a Rock Steady Boxing class at Carter Community Building Association in Lebanon, N.H., on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Upper Valley Programs for Parkinson’s offers Rock Steady Boxing classes in person as well as a virtual Pedaling for Parkinson’s class. (Valley News / Report For America – Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Valley News / Report For America photographs — Alex Driehaus » Buy this Image

Upper Valley Programs for Parkinson’s president Samantha Duford, front, leads stretches for class […]

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