Good Shepherd to Host Second Series of "Broken Art" Classes7/2/2008
Good Shepherd’s MS Wellness Program Offers Six-Week Class Beginning June 16
July 2, 2008
Philadelphia—The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Wellness Program at Good Shepherd, a program that provides support for individuals with MS, will host a unique six-week “broken art” creativity class beginning on July 16, 2008.
The class will be held on the second floor of the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, 850 S. Fifth St., Allentown, on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is open to the public, and individuals with multiple sclerosis and other disabilities are encouraged to register.
This is the second in a series of four “broken art” creativity classes hosted by Good Shepherd in 2008. This class will introduce students to the rich history behind Mandala, an art form derived from the Indian-based Sanskrit language that means “circle” or “center.” Students will listen to the soothing music of a 12th century Mandalan artist while using a variety of colored pencils, markers, acrylics and other supplies to create their artwork. No specific art skills are needed.
During the six-week session, students will complete at least one original work of art that will be matted upon completion. All art materials will be supplied by Good Shepherd. Assistance will also be provided throughout the class for those who require additional help with participation in the art experience.
The cost of the class is $45, but special arrangements can be made for participants in need of financial assistance. Anyone interested in signing up should call Jerry Werner, MS Wellness Program Coordinator, at 610-778-9303.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 36,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 8 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 15 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement and a lifestyle products store called Rehability. Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, will provide post-acute care in the Philadelphia region beginning July 2008. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit www.goodshepherdrehab.org.