JUMPSTART Program Coming to Virginia Beach, VA, in May
March 28th, 2018
Program held in collaboration with the National MS Society.
Avon, Colo. • April 2, 2018 – Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is holding a free, one-day JUMPSTART® Program on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Virginia Beach, VA. This educational and interactive program enables people with MS and their support partners 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, registered nurses, physicians, and dietitians.
Scheduled Presentations and Workshops:
- Goal Setting and Motivation – Pilar Poal, Ph.D.
- Exercise – Susan Kushner, MS, PT
- Diet and Nutrition – Mona Bostick, RDN, CSO, LDN
- Support Partner Workshops – Pilar Poal, Ph.D.
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.
The JUMPSTART Program is limited to 100 participants and will fill quickly! Please register online at CanDo-MS.org/JUMPSTART, or call Krista Barnes at 800-367-3101 ext.1288. The program will take place at Operation Smile.
The JUMPSTART Program is sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme, Biogen, Genentech, Celgene, Acorda Therapeutics, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Can Do MS transforms lives by delivering health and wellness education programs on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and motivation to help families living with MS thrive. For more information, visit the organization’s website at CanDo-MS.org or call 800-367-3101.