The New Jersey Metro Chapter offers a variety of Wellness programs throughout New Jersey. For a schedule of our wellness programs (Tai Chi, Aquatics, Yoga), click here. You must register through our Chapter.
For a current listing of other Wellness Progams in the community, click here. 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: http://www.centrastate.com/Rehabilitation-Services/MS-Wellness-Program
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 at: http://www.kessler-rehab.com/programs/outpatient-services/neuro-rehab/multiple-sclerosis/Default.aspx.
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 on this link: http://www.nationalmssociety.org/living-with-multiple-sclerosis/healthy-living/index.aspx.
The Kessler Institute for Rehabilitationin West Orange offers two unique programs for people with MS who want to focus on wellness and cognition. The programs focus on creating a greater awareness and understanding of the many changes that individuals with MS might experience and empowering persons to effectively increase quality of living through education and an experiential curriculum. A dedicated team of specialists effectively integrates evidence-based cognitive and psychological treatment with complementary wellness-based practices. The Living with MS Series and Wellness Seminars will run for ten consecutive Wednesdays from 10AM -3PM at Kessler’s West Orange campus. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. Interested individuals will participate in a clinical interview evaluation to best identify and understand the range of physical, cognitive and emotional concerns. For more information and to register, please contact the Neuropsychology Department at 973-324-3634or view the website at: http://www.kessler-rehab.com/company/newsroom/News20090609_MS.aspx.