MGA Helps Develop Program for Parkinson's Community

Middle Georgia Parkinson’s sufferers lost their only organized exercise program in May when Atrium Health Navicent closed its Rock Steady Boxing program.

The Middle Georgia Parkinson’s community fought back. Successfully.

Two local foundations have teamed with Middle Georgia State University (MGA) to develop a groundbreaking program, PD Fit. It offers a robust program of exercise and social interaction.

“We are delighted to be part of this game changer for the Parkinson’s Community,” said Ember Bishop Bentley, MGA Chief of Staff. “Also, it is another step forward for our efforts to provide community service and community engagement.”

The Me Over PD Foundation (MOPD) is organizing PD Fit. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation is based in Macon.  MOPD will hold an open house at MGA’s Macon Recreation and Wellness Center, 5094 Ivey Drive, Nov. 3 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Covid permitting, classes are scheduled to begin in mid-November.