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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Youngstown, OH – Saturday, March 30, 2013

    Posted Monday, January 7, 2013

    Contact:  Jennifer Myers, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™
    Phone: 970-926-1270
    E-mail:  jmyers@mscando.org
    Website: www.mscando.org

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® IN MOTION Program in Youngstown, OH – Saturday, March 30, 2013  Program held in collaboration with the National MS Society – Ohio Buckeye Chapter.

    Edwards, Colo. • January 7, 2013 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is excited to present a new, free one-day JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program on Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Youngstown, OH at Holiday Inn Youngstown-South (Boardman).  JUMPSTART IN MOTION is an educational and interactive program where people living with MS and their support partners learn the knowledge, skills and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS.  This particular program will focus on movement and mobility issues and will offer a special session for support partners to specifically address their concerns. In collaboration with the National MS Society – Ohio Buckeye Chapter, JUMPSTART IN MOTION 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 Lauri O’Brien, Director of Programs, 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 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 IN MOTION Program is customized to cover topics ranging from exercise, physical activity, mobility, goal-setting and maintaining motivation and emotional well-being.

    Scheduled Workshops and Presentations: 

       - Keynote Presentation: “Living Healthy with Multiple Sclerosis” – John Schafer, MD, FAAN

       - “Maintaining Self-Motivation for Wellness” – Deborah M. Miller, PhD, LISW

       - “Start Exercising, Stay Exercising” – Kit Concilus, PT, MS, OCS

       - “Support Partner Workshop” – Peggy Crawford, PhD, Clinical Psychologist

    The support partner workshop allows family members and/or friends, to be acknowledged, understood, accepted and respected by a community of peers and health professionals.

    This JUMPSTART IN MOTION Program is limited to 80 participants and will fill quickly. Lunch is provided for all attendees. JUMPSTART IN MOTION is sponsored by Acorda Therapeutics.

    Please register online at www.mscando.org/INMOTION or call Suzanne Vondrell at 800-367-3101 ext. 1276.

    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. 

     

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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™ is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
    Charitable Organization Number: 74-2337853

    Formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis | Founded by Jimmie Heuga

    A national nonprofit organization, Can Do MS is a leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs
    that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life.

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