Seniors at the Glencroft Center for Modern Aging Tee Up to Fight Parkinson’s Disease

GLENDALE, Ariz. (July 9, 2020) — Residents of the Glencroft Center for Modern Aging are getting a mulligan on a game that forced many to retire once diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Recently featured by Golf magazine, PIP Golf is a customized therapeutic golf program. It is part of the ZoeLife Parkinson’s Immersion Program (PIP) offered at the Glencroft Center for Modern Aging in Glendale, Ariz. The program is designed to slow disease progression, increase independence, and reduce fall risks for senior-aged residents diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

PIP Golf is available to residents like Mike Boze who want to improve their golf game, manage symptoms, and safely continue golfing.  Boze, who was profiled in the Golf article, described his experience to writer Josh Sens as “A dream come true. I never thought I’d be doing this again.”

PIP and PIP Golf are developed by exercise physiologist Steve Heller. Heller is vice president and director of ZoeLife operations at Glencroft. Before this role, Heller spent 16 years in the luxury resort industry rehabilitating professional athletes, to include PGA pros. Now Heller teams up with health care professionals and PGA-certified instructors from the Warren Shutte Players Academy. They help Glencroft seniors with Parkinson’s maximize their quality of life for as long as possible, at no extra cost.

“We found a safe way to give them better balance, manage symptoms, and get them back out on the golf course,” said Heller. “It relieves depression too, because they are so happy to be golfing again. They have something to look forward to. I see those big grins and I can’t think of more fulfilling work.”

PIP Golf is one of many programs available at Glencroft, which is “powered by ZoeLife,” a holistic approach to senior care and successful aging. For more information, contact Steve Heller at sheller@glencroft.com or visit Glencroft.com and follow Glencroft on social media.  

About the Glencroft Center for Modern Aging

Founded in 1970, the Glencroft Center for Modern Aging (CFMA) is Arizona’s largest senior living community and one of the largest in the U.S. It is a non-profit, faith-based continuing care retirement community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term care, and home health visits, among other services. CFMA is “powered by ZoeLife,” a community that empowers residents to pursue vitality through a full, active, and purposeful life. Visit us at Glencroft.com and follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube) for more information.

Contact: Scott McClintock
Chief Strategy Officer
smcclintock@glencroft.com or (480) 231-0959

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