Posted Friday, January 7, 2011
Edwards, Colo. – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free one-day JUMPSTART program, held March 19, 2011 at the Oxford Convention Center, is an educational and interactive program where people with MS and support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS. This JUMPSTART Program, held in collaboration with the National MS Society, provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions so participants can see themselves beyond the challenges of their MS.
“Traditional medical models for managing chronic disease tend to overlook many
important aspects of living with MS, including the emotional, interpersonal, mental and social health of a patient,” said Kim Sharkey, CEO, Can Do MS. “We offer a comprehensive, personalized and interdisciplinary approach to enable people to become active co-managers of their health and well-being.”
Can Do MS connects the expertise of industry professionals from across the field of MS care management, including neurologists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, registered nurses, physicians and nutritionists. Each JUMPSTART Program is customized and covers topics ranging from how to deal with cognitive and fatigue issues to goal-setting, nutrition, exercise and maintaining emotional well-being.
The program also allows support partners, such as family members and/or friends, to be acknowledged, understood, accepted and respected by a community of peers and health professionals.
This JUMPSTART Program is limited to 75 participants and will fill quickly. Call or email Ron Wheeler at Can Do MS to register at no charge at 800-367-3101 ext. 1277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A national nonprofit organization based in Edwards, Colorado, Can Do Multiple
Sclerosis is an innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life. For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.mscando.org or call 970-926-1290.