For Immediate Release
North Canton, Ohio
August 3, 2018 

Danbury Senior Living and NeuKinetics Announce the Implementation of a New Staff Training and Resident Exercise Program

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Danbury Senior Living, headquartered in North Canton OH, and NeuKinetics, headquartered in Columbus OH, are pleased to announce the implementation of a distinctive certification and resident exercise program in the Danbury Senior Living facilities.  The program for residents is Create a Better You™.  It’s unique features--assessment, prescriptive exercise programs, and follow up--are based on the most recent studies of effective exercise for seniors with balance issues and impairments such as Parkinson’s.

All staff at Danbury Senior Living facilities who work with residents enrolled in Create a Better You™ take additional continuing education courses.  They are certified to understand the unique requirements of senior exercise programs for balance and fall prevention and exercise for people with Parkinson’s.  As each Danbury facility completes staff training, they become NeuKinetics™ Certified, and can then offer the Create a Better You program.  

The first two NeuKinetics Certified facilities are Danbury in Massillon and Parkside Village in Westerville. “We are so excited to be working with NeuKinetics. This is a great movement specialty program that has already been very beneficial to so many of our Danbury residents and outside community members that are looking to strengthen their balance and mobility. NeuKinetics has a strong knowledge of Parkinson’s disease which makes this program so effective for a broad range of ability levels.” Says Andy Harpster, Vice President of Operations at Danbury Senior Living.

“We are privileged to work with Danbury Senior Living”, says Mark Luciano, co-Founder of NeuKinetics.  “Their far-sighted approach to the well-being of their residents makes them stand out in the Ohio market.  The staff, from management through kitchen helpers, embrace the vital role of exercise to resident health.”

At Danbury Massillon, we offer independent and assisted living options all within one campus. As your needs change, we will bring tailored services to support you without the need to move from your current apartment. We also have a state-of-the-art memory care neighborhood for individuals impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. We invite you to visit our community and see the Danbury Difference! 

Create a Better You and NeuKinetics Certified are the result of collaboration between Dr. Deborah Kegelmeyer, Professor of Physical Therapy and Mark Luciano, who developed Parkinson’s in his early 50’s. Both programs are based on the most current research on balance issues and the efficacy of exercise to help prevent falls.   

For information about Danbury Senior Living, contact: 
April Page at 234-214-2408 or visit Danbury Massillon at 2550 University Drive SE Massillon, Ohio 44646
For information about Create a Better You and NeuKinetics Certified, contact:  Ann Boland, 520-247-0070,