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Wellness Programs


October 1, 2014 - September 30, 2015

Spring and Fall Programs

Recurring Event

In Person

The New Jersey Metro Chapter offers a variety of Wellness programs (Tai Chi, Aquatics, Yoga), throughout New Jersey in the Spring and Fall.  Spring calendar will be available soon. 

When registration is open, you must register through our Chapter. Thank you to the Kessler Foundation for generously donating funds to help support this program.

In addition to Chapter sponsored wellness programs, as a courtesy the Chapter maintains a list of wellness programs offered by other community organizations.  Click here for the courtesy community wellness list.

In addition, here are three MS Specific Wellness Programs:

  • The Linda E Cardinale MS Center at CentraState Medical Centeroffers 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 in West Orange 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 campus, located at 1199 Pleasant Valley Way. 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.

  • Hamilton YMCA – One Step Program

    The New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Hamilton YMCA are proud to announce a collaborative effort in developing a customized wellness program for individuals with multiple sclerosis. The One Step program is a 12-week, 24-session course designed for medically diagnosed 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. Classes will meet Monday and Wednesday morning at 10am, or Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:30pm. For more details or to register for this program, please contact: Joe Fuhrman, Hamilton YMCA’s Director of Member Initiative & Healthy Living 609-581-9622 x132 or prevention@hamiltonymca.org.

    You can also view the Hamilton YMCA’s website at www.hamiltonymca.org

For more information about Wellness Programs contact Aubrey Donovan - aubrey.donovan@nmss.org



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