Wellness is a dynamic state of physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being that can be achieved even in the presence of a chronic illness or disability.
For a person living with MS, the road to wellness involves more than treatment of the disease. Equally important are health promotion and prevention strategies, satisfying personal relationships, a strong support network, fulfilling work and leisure activities, a meaningful place in the community, and adequate attention to one's inner self.
Thanks to a generous grant from the ziMS Foundation, the Hampton Roads Chapter has been able to provide several Oceanside Weekend Retreats for those with MS to focus on their wellness. The program includes time to learn, relax, exercise, and have fun.