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WellAge-managed Community Jackson Creek Senior Living Forms Partnership with Leading Parkinson Organizations

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Jackson Creek Senior Living, the Parkinson Association of the Rockies, Enhabit Home Health & Hospice, and Bloom Healthcare are teaming up to share resources for individuals, families and caregivers affected by Parkinson’s disease in the Tri-Lakes region. This announcement comes during Parkinson’s Awareness Month, marked each April, and World Parkinson’s Day on April 11.

Together, these organizations will collaborate and share expertise to deliver educational talks, host support groups, exercise and wellness programs, and offer resources specifically for individuals living with Parkinson’s.

In partnership with the Parkinson Association of the Rockies, Jackson Creek becomes one of four preferred organizations in Colorado to partner with this respected nonprofit to offer free resources, including family consults, educational programs, support groups, and exercise classes specifically for those living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

Specific initiatives these organizations will offer at Jackson Creek include:

  • Parkinson Association of the Rockies, based in Denver, is delivering Parkinson-focused training for Jackson Creek staff, which cares for several residents living with Parkinson’s. The association’s CEO, Jodi Brown, has begun quarterly trainings for staff, including the first session on Parkinson’s basics presented recently.
  • Enhabit Home Health & Hospice, which has an office in Colorado Springs, will facilitate a new Parkinson’s Support Group at Jackson Creek Senior Living every second Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. Support groups are free and open to the public.
  • Bloom Healthcare, based in Lakewood, is delivering an exercise program called “Balanced Body” at 9:45 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month for Jackson Creek residents living with Parkinson’s.
  • Jackson Creek is offering the space and promotional support to let the local community know these valuable resources are available.

“We are extremely pleased to join this partnership with these respected organizations to support families in the Tri-Lakes region,” said Lauren Hart, executive director, Jackson Creek Senior Living. “Not only do we want to support the residents of our senior community, but we see this as an opportunity to assist others looking for help with this prevalent condition.”

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system and the parts of the body controlled by the nerves. More than 17,000 Coloradoans and an estimated 1 million Americans nationwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, according to the National Institutes of Health.

About WellAge Senior Living
Formed in 2015, WellAge is a sister company of Vivage Senior Living, based in Colorado. For three decades, the founders of Vivage and WellAge – President and CEO Jay Moskowitz and CFO John Brammeier – have been innovators and influencers in senior living and health care throughout the western United States. Today, WellAge provides lifestyle communities with wellness programs and services that support seniors in independent living, assisted living, and memory support.

About Jackson Creek Senior Living
Located at 16601 Jackson Creek Parkway, Jackson Creek Senior Living is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent and assisted living, memory support, respite care, and a day retreat program for seniors aged 62-plus. The community is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

About Parkinson Association of the Rockies
Formed in 1981, the Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s disease in Colorado and Wyoming. PAR offers educational programs, exercise classes, and support groups to enhance quality of life for individuals and families.