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A Lifelong Athlete, This Winter Park Resident is Outpacing Parkinson’s Diagnosis


Even in the face of hardship, former competitive runner Jack Allen has stayed true to his passion for exercise and activity. In this story of perseverance, lifelong athlete Jack and his wife of 60 years, Linda, a cancer survivor herself, share how they live and work together through Jack’s battle with Parkinson’s disease. With no cure for his diagnosis, 90-year-old Jack also shares the secret to his longevity and how he manages his overall health and wellbeing.

Are you inspired by Jack and his story, and ready to focus on your Physical Wellbeing? Take Your Wellbeing a Step Further with These Related Resources from the Wellbeing Network

• Watch Rock Steady Boxing, a Wellbeing Network profile on a group of inspiring, dedicated folks that have found themselves punching away Parkinson’s in their Crosby Wellness Center Rock Steady Boxing class.

• Learn more about the strong connection between our hearts and our heads in Knowing Your Healthy Numbers for a Better Body and Brain.

• Watch CHWB On-Demand: Senior Strong! CHWB Physical & Mental Fitness Month, with Physical Therapy professionals from AdventHealth Sports Medicine & Rehab and fitness experts representing the Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center sharing information that is critical to your senior health and fitness.

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