Unley Publications : Unley Life Winter 2018
12 Parkinson’s SA Chief Executive Officer Olivia Nassaris. Parkinson’s SA Chief Executive Officer Olivia Nassaris says the proposed Brain x Body Fitness Studio will be an innovative fitness space. “ The centre will feature clinical and evidence- based training and facilities, with a focus on body and brain health and will not just be beneficial for people affected by Parkinson’s, but anyone over the age of 50.” It is all being made possible by the generous support of the local business community. “Parkinson’s SA has received very generous suppor t, mainly from Urszula King who owns the site and ran a well-known bottle shop in the premises for many years with her husband,” Ms Nassaris says. “She has so much faith in the project that she is giving Parkinson’s SA $150,000 in-kind suppor t of free rent so that Parkinson’s SA can make this dream into a reality. “At aged 84 she could very well have sold the proper ty to a developer, however she wants to see it used for a project that has social impact and contributes to the positive treatment of older people in the community.” Also generously supporting the venture is businessman Kevin Weeks, who offered to fit-out the building and has also fundraised for equipment, Marketplace IT General Manager Nick Carter, who is providing business suppor t, and the GPA Andrew Ursini Charitable Fund. Parkinson’s SA still needs to secure $150,000 funding or in- kind support from a builder to complete the new fitness centre. You can support this unique project by signing up for a pre- sale membership at bbfs.com.au. For more information, contact Parkinson’s SA on 8357 8909. New fitness centre caters to over-50s A brand new over-50s fitness centre on King William Road will not only lead to healthier brains and bodies, it will also raise money for charity.
Unley Life Autumn 2018