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"Wellness Programs"


October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2017

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National MS Society Wellness Listings in the New Jersey Metro Area  

New Jersey Metro Sponsored Wellness Classes
The National MS Society offers Wellness programs in the New Jersey Metro area, for people with MS. Classes are adapted for different abilities.  Caregivers are welcome to participate. Registration is required, no fees to attend; contact the Society’s Information & Referral Center at 1-800-344-4867 or email

Yoga – Warren County
Rutherfurd Hall / School
1686 Route 517
Allamuchy, NJ 07820
Wednesdays, 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
October 5, 19, 26 (no class on 12th)
November 2, 9, 16, 30 (no class on 23rd)
December 7
Yoga - Bergen County
Crescent Commons Complex 
303 W. Crescent Avenue
Allendale, NJ 07401
Mondays, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
October 10, 17, 24, 31
  November 7, 14, 21, 28   
Yoga – Union County
Clark Municipal Building
430 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066
Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
October 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30 (not on 23)
December 7, 14
Tai Chi – Morris County
Church of the Saviour
155 Morris Avenue
Denville, NJ 07834
Wednesdays, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
October 5, 19, 26 (no class on 12th
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Yoga – Monmouth County
 Kershaw Commons
6000 Applewood Drive
Freehold, NJ 07728
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   
Tai Chi – Sussex County
First Presbyterian Church of Sparta
32 Main Street
Sparta, NJ 07871
Wednesdays from 10:30 am – 11:30 am
October 5, 19, 26 (no class on 12th)
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Swim-In Aquatics – Bergen County
JCC on the Palisades
 411 E. Clinton Ave
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Wednesdays from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
September – May
One Step for MS program, held at several YMCA’s, which we have formed partnerships in New Jersey. The National MS Society New Jersey Metro area, and the YMCA’s listed below, are proud to collaborate in offering a customized wellness program for individuals with MS. The One Step program is a 12-week, 24-session wellness course designed for adults with MS. One Step aims to provide attendees with a comfortable and accessible environment to encourage empowerment via facilitated conversations, and, through therapeutic exercises, address the issues of fatigue, mobility, weakness and depression.
For more information and to register for these programs, contact the YMCA of your choice below:  
Additional MS Specific Wellness Partnerships, include the following

Aquatics for MS Program located at the West Essex YMCA, 321 S. Livingston Ave,Livingston, NJ 07039. Contact: Scott Weber 973 992 7500 ext. 108 or Website:
SWIM, Inc. (Specialized Water Interest Movement) is a non-profit organization began in 1975 to assist adults with muscular impairments to obtain water based therapy. It operates in a number of community and YMCA pools in New Jersey, stretching from Sussex to Cape May. Each program, or chapter, run by a dedicated group of volunteers, encourages adults with Multiple Sclerosis, Post-Polio Syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, and other mobility impairments to enjoy FREE aquatic exercise in a safe and caring environment. Website:
MS Aqua Therapy Class, Co-sponsored by Physical Therapy by the Bay and Toms River Fitness and Aquatic Center. A group physical therapy class conducted in a swimming pool. Every Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at Toms River Fitness and Aquatic Center, in the K-Mart Plaza on Route 37. Chair lift is available. Class is taught by a licensed Physical Therapist and consists of exercises that target strength, flexibility, balance, posture, co-ordination and functional activities. $5.00 per person charge for each class attended. Medical Release note from your doctor required for participation. Contact: Carol Buckwalter, 732-270-0224 

The Linda E Cardinale MS Center at CentraState Medical Center offers a 12-week, comprehensive wellness program that is the first of its kind on the east coast. Designed to address the physical and psychological issues associated with MS, this life-affirming program helps strengthen mind and body through education, aquatics and exercise. Learn more about this valuable program click here
Wellness at Kessler - Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation offers two unique programs for people with MS who are interested in wellness and cognition. The programs focus on creating a greater awareness and understanding of the many changes and challenges that individuals with MS may experience and empowering persons to gain a greater quality of living through education, support and experiential activities. Kessler’s team of MS specialists, including a neuropsychologist, psychologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist and others, will introduce evidence-based cognitive strategies, psychological treatment and wellness-based practices. The Living with MS series and Wellness Seminars run for ten consecutive Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Kessler’s West Orange and Saddle Brook locations. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. Interested individuals will participate in a clinical interview and evaluation to best identify and explore the range of physical, cognitive and emotional concerns. For more information and to register, please contact the Neuropsychology Department at 973-324-3634 or visit the Kessler Website
Wellness Discussion Guide for People with MS and Their Healthcare Provider
This guide is designed to ensure that people with MS and their healthcare providers have the information and materials they need to engage in effective conversations and decision-making around wellness and lifestyle interventions. You can view and download the Guide from this link:



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