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Member of the Month: Fred Schaeffer

The Miller Center for Recreation and Wellness recognizes our heroes each month with our Member of the Month feature. This month, we say “Great job!” to Fred Schaeffer of Lewisburg.

Fred is a Miller Center Member who joined through our PWRMoves! Wellness Recovery program, a focused fitness program for those challenged by Parkinson’s disease.  Fred, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in early 2008, began to have significant problems with gait, balance, muscular stiffness and fatigue. His doctor prescribed physical therapy and once he got going, he wanted more. “The PWRMoves! Wellness Recovery program was so effective at resolving my problems that I decided to work with Miller Center personal trainer Cindy Murphy one-on-one to maximize the benefits of exercise.”

Fred “highly recommends” the Parkinson’s classes and the use of a personal trainer to fight against the disease.  “I believe that I am more mobile and independent now, at 78 years old, than I was earlier in my journey thanks to Cindy and the Miller Center.”

Way to go Fred, keep up the great work!

For being our May 2018 Member of the Month, Fred will receive a $25 gift certificate to our Cornerstone Kitchen, a Miller Center water bottle, and a reserved parking spot.

To nominate one of our members or employees to be recognized, please send an email to Robin Barth at robin.barth@millerrec.org.