GreatCall Presents: Fighting Back

By Lively

What happens when a group of older adults decide to fight back against a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease? Recently, we visited a unique class at a local boxing gym in San Diego to find out. Named Rock Steady Boxing, this group of fighters are taking “active aging” to a whole new level. We sat down with some of the Rock Steady Boxing members, as well as the class owner and head coach, Brady Rein, to learn more about their class and their fight. Watch to see how this group of older adults with Parkinson’s Disease, who enthusiastically refer to themselves as the “Brady Bunch,” are fighting back for control of their lives with the help of their inspirational coach.

At GreatCall, we design connected products and services to help older adults stay safe, independent, and healthy. As we work to better support our customers in aging the way they want to, we are inspired by stories of active aging every day. We are always on the lookout for unique examples of older adults creating a sense of community and empowering themselves to live their best lives.

Rock Steady Boxing

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5 thoughts on “GreatCall Presents: Fighting Back

  1. Robert B Johnstone
    January 28, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Are their enlarged or otherwise modified computer keyboards designed with Parkinson’s in mind.? Whom do I contact for info.

  2. Helaine Natko
    February 4, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    A fantastic program •. Helps body and mind, spirit

  3. Dan Zabroski
    March 17, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Been a rough road w/ we all know to well! I met. bike ride, kayaking and hiking! Still movie forward

  4. Ken Faulkner
    May 5, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Where are you located ? Are there “rock steady” franchises across the U.S.A. ? San Diego ?

  5. Nancy Petka
    January 30, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    I definitely agree that exercise really helps with Parkinson’s. I play tennis 3-5 days a week and I feel best on those days!!

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