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Knute Nelson receives grant to expand NeuroFit program

The number of people in the United States currently living with neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis is staggering. And with the rapid growth in Americans older than the age of 65, growth is expected in the number of individuals living with these conditions.

In response to the significant demand for a program designed specifically to these individuals, Knute Nelson began offering NeuroFit in August 2007 to community seniors at the Nelson Wellness Center.

Evidence-based results show that NeuroFit is impacting the lives of many. As a result of NeuroFit's impact on its participants, the Knute Nelson Foundation was recently awarded a $65,000 grant from the Lutheran Services for the Elderly Endowment at the ELCA Foundation to allow Knute Nelson to expand the NeuroFit program to serve more individuals.

NeuroFit is designed to address the common challenges individuals and caregivers to those with neurological movement disorders face through proactive programming. The goal is to help anticipate, delay and prevent symptoms.

Knute Nelson, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation, is the leading provider of services for older adults in the Alexandria area.

Its health care continuum includes assisted living, home care, hospice, rehabilitation and transitional care, a skilled nursing care center and wellness programming. Additionally, the Knute Nelson Foundation works with individuals, businesses and foundations through charitable giving to assist in the further expansion of programming, services and facilities for those who are cared for by Knute Nelson.

For more information about Knute Nelson, visit or call (320) 763-6653.