Good Shepherd to Host Third Series of “Broken Art” Classes9/23/2008
Good Shepherd’s MS Wellness Program Offers This Six-Week Class Beginning October 8
September 23, 2008
Allentown, PA – 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 Wednesday, October 8, 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 third in a series of four “broken art” creativity classes hosted by Good Shepherd in 2008. This class will introduce students to the special techniques of oil pastels, an art medium that provides the freedom of drawing in color without the dust of pastels. No specific art skills are needed.
During the six-week session, students will complete at least one original landscape or floral art piece 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 40,000 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 online store called Rehability. Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, began operations in July 2008 and provides post-acute care in the Philadelphia region. 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