Avon, Colo. • January 10, 2019 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is holding a free, one-day JUMPSTART® Program on Saturday, February 9, 2019, in Chicago, IL. This educational and interactive program enables people with MS and their support partners to learn the knowledge, skills, and tools to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and actively co-manage their MS.

“Traditional medical models for managing a chronic disease tend to overlook many important aspects of living with MS, including the emotional, interpersonal, mental, and social health of a patient,” said Anne Gilbert, Director of Programs. “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, nurse practitioners, physicians, and dietitians.

Scheduled Presentations and Workshops:

  • Mood & Cognition – Roz Kalb, PhD
  • Activities of Daily Living – Mandy Rohrig, PT, DPT, MSCS
  • Support Group Sessions – Roz Kalb, PhD
  • Navigating Your Life with MS – Priscilla Darwin, APRN, Ph.D.

The support group sessions allow people with MS and support partners to be acknowledged, understood, accepted, and respected by a community of peers and health professionals.

The JUMPSTART Program is limited to 100 participants and will fill quickly! Please register online at CanDo-MS.org/JUMPSTART or call Rachel Lahti at 800-367-3101 ext.1279. The program will take place at Truman College in the Larry McKeon Building.

The JUMPSTART Program is sponsored by MS Global, Biogen, Novartis, and Acorda Therapeutics.

Can Do MS transforms lives by delivering health and wellness education programs to help families living with MS thrive. For more information, visit the organization’s website at CanDo-MS.org or call 800-367-3101.