Saratoga Springs, New York
Steve was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007 at the age of 50. At that time, Steve did not know anyone with Parkinson’s, so he and his wife Nancy took it upon themselves to learn as much as they could about Parkinson’s symptoms and treatment. Their search soon led them to the Davis Phinney Foundation, where they learned about the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle, something Steve credits as significantly impacting the quality of life he continues to enjoy.
Now semi-retired, Steve continues to work part time as a business consultant and is looking forward to sharing the message that there are things we can do to manage Parkinson’s as an Ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation. “When I was diagnosed, the focus of the treatment was on medicine. The doctors never mentioned the benefits of dealing with Parkinson’s on a more holistic level – exercise, good nutrition, and a healthy lifestyle,” Steve says. “Though [things are] getting better, there are still too many people who need to hear this message.”