Feb 19, 2018
In this episode, Dr. Donnica will be talking with Denise
and Hope Marmo (Known as “Laverne & Shirley”) of the AHRC Nassau (NY) about their ground-breaking “Dance Fit” class for individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The impediments of intellectual and developmental disabilities not only stigmatize and isolate affected individuals, but also contribute to a sedentary lifestyle and comfort eating. These limitations fall to the wayside at the Tuesday night “Dance Fit” class the nurses teach. Between the twists, turns, and claps that get their endorphins pumping, participants are also making new friends. According to studies, obesity is 2-3 times greater among people with IDD. We’re going to talk with Denise & Hope about the step-by- step approach they use to get this too often overlooked and isolated population moving and socializing.
For more information, go to www.AHRC.org