BOULDER, CO, MARCH 22, 2012 – The Davis Phinney Foundation and Outdoor Mindset share some common philosophies about living with a neurological challenge. Both organizations recognize the importance of connection – to others living with similar challenges, to resources in the community, and to people and programs that promote an active lifestyle and proactive approach to managing one’s own health. Thus, the Davis Phinney Foundation is pleased to introduce Outdoor Mindset to our friends in the Parkinson’s community.
About Outdoor Mindset
Outdoor Mindset unites and inspires people affected by neurological challenges through a common passion for the outdoors. They utilize a unique Guide Program that connects members facing a new neurological challenge (Travelers) with another member who has experience with a similar diagnosis and shares a passion for the outdoors (Guides). The program also links spouses, parents, children and other family members and friends (Supporters) with those in similar situations. These one-on-one relationships inspire hope, instill passion for maintaining an active lifestyle and enable Travelers to receive support from someone uniquely familiar with their experiences.
In addition to the guide program, Outdoor Mindset also organizes meetup groups (www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Mindset-Meetup-Group/) in Boulder, CO and in Hanover, NH and is looking to expand into other markets. They are a great way to get outside and connect with others in similar situations
About the Davis Phinney Foundation
The Davis Phinney Foundation was created in 2004 by cycling legend Davis Phinney and is dedicated to helping people with Parkinson’s disease live well today. The foundation’s major initiatives include: The Every Victory Counts™ Program, developed by movement disorder experts to encourage living well with Parkinson’s; Victory Summit™ series of symposia, which bring leading experts into local communities to share the latest advances in science, care and inspire those affected by the disease to celebrate the daily victories in their lives; and the funding of research focused on exercise, speech and other quality of life therapies. Visit the web site: www.davisphinneyfoundation.org.