Good Shepherd Receives Grant for MS Wellness Program from National MS Society10/4/2013
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, has awarded a $50,000 Community Impact Grant to the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Wellness Program. The unique program consists of biweekly meetings designed to promote and maintain the health and well-being of those living with MS. It includes education, exercise, art therapy and other activities.
“Our wellness program provides an invaluable service by offering programs and activities that educate, stimulate and inspire people living with MS within the company of their peers and Good Shepherd professionals, ” says Jerry Werner, COTA/L, BBA, MSCS, director of the Good Shepherd MS Wellness Program. “We are extremely grateful to the MS Society for awarding us this grant for our MS Wellness Program because it plays such an essential role in helping people manage their condition. It has been a privilege to partner with NMSS for the past thirteen years.”
The MS Wellness Program is part of a full continuum of services available at Good Shepherd for MS patients, including inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient neurorehabilitation, assistive technology, medical management, long-term care and Optimal Fitness (a fully equipped gym that is accessible to people with disabilities). The National MS Society has designated Good Shepherd and partner Lehigh Neurology as a Comprehensive Care Center for the treatment of MS.