Step by Step is a 12-week walking program aimed at incrementally improving the number of average daily steps an individual takes. The first week will determine each walker’s baseline, and then each week they will be encouraged to increase their steps based on a personal goal. While participants are encouraged to walk and track their own steps, a community group leader will organize a weekly walk allowing walkers to meet, socialize and help support one another.
The goal of this program is to help motivate people to become physically fit to combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. We hope to encourage people to continue a regular exercise routine following the program.
Step by Step will begin again in Spring 2020.
Step by Step is a program organized by Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) and adapted with permission from the American Parkinson Disease Association, Wisconsin Chapter. It is made possible by the generous contributions of our donors.
We are currently recruiting Step by Step leaders. For more information on the program, or starting a group in your community, please contact:
Education & Support Services Coordinator