Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Presents a Free One-Day JUMPSTART® Program in Grand Rapids, MI – Saturday, September 27, 2014
Program held in collaboration with Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences and the National MS Society - Michigan Chapter.
Avon, Colo. • August 1, 2014 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis’s free one-day JUMPSTART Program, held Saturday, September 27, 2014, in Grand Rapids, MI at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College, 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 Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences and the National MS Society– Michigan Chapter provides presentations, workshops and interactive sessions for participants to 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 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.
Scheduled Workshops and Presentations:
- How Resilience and Coping Work Hand in Hand – Peggy Crawford, PhD
- Straight Talk About Thinking Straight – Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN
- Managing Energy and Fatigue in MS – Tammy Roehrs, PT, MA, NCS
- Support Partner Workshop – Peggy Crawford, PhD
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 Program is limited to 100 participants and will fill quickly. Please register online at
www.mscando.org/jumpstart or call Suzanne Vondrell at 800-367-3101 ext. 1276.
A national nonprofit organization based in Avon, 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 800-367-3101.