The New Jersey Metro Chapter offers a variety of Wellness programs throughout New Jersey.
Click here for the Fall 2014 wellness programs schedule (Tai Chi, Aquatics, Yoga). You must register through our Chapter. Thank you to the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation for generously donating funds to help support this program.
For a current listing of click here for other Wellness Progams in the community. You must register through the facility.
In addition, here are two 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.
Exercise is a key component of your overall healthcare strategy, but that doesn’t mean you need to be a super athlete to enjoy the benefits. Studies show that moderate aerobic exercise improves cardiac health, stamina, and mood, and helps manage symptoms like fatigue, weakness, and bladder and bowel difficulties. Stretching exercises—whether done on your own or with a helper—can relieve stiffness and improve your flexibility and mobility. Learn more about good ways to get yourself moving—and have fun while you’re doing it.
To read more about Healthy Living with MS, click here.