Good Shepherd Receives Grant for MS Wellness Program from MS Society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, has awarded a $45,000 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 supports various MS Society strategic initiatives, such as supporting people who have progressive MS and increasing access to MS programs for underserved communities,” says Jerry Werner, COTA/L, BBA, MSCS, director of the Good Shepherd MS Wellness Program. “The grant helps us meet the needs of people in the Lehigh Valley living with MS. We are extremely grateful to the MS Society for awarding us this grant for the twelfth consecutive year.”

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.