Good Shepherd Receives Grant for Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Program from MS Society10/11/2011
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Delaware Valley Chapter, has awarded a $45,000 Community Impact Grant to the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Wellness Program. The unique program consists of biweekly meetings designed to promote and maintain the health and well-being of those living with MS. It includes education, exercise, art therapy and other activities.
Tami Caesar, president of the Delaware Chapter, said, “We believe that the program provides an invaluable service to those with multiple sclerosis by offering education, emotional support, access to resources and other vital services for individuals to achieve a better quality of life.”
“This grant is essential to our program and we thank the MS Society for their outstanding support,” said Jerry Werner, COTA/L, BBA, MSCS, director of the MS Wellness Program. “Good Shepherd's program is important to those in the Lehigh Valley living with MS. Participation in the program has been growing for several years, and the grant helps us continue to meet the needs of people living with MS.”
The National MS Society, Greater Delaware Chapter, recognizes Good Shepherd and Lehigh Neurology (a division of the Lehigh Valley Physicians Group, Lehigh Valley Health Network), as an MS Comprehensive Care Center. The Good Shepherd Home at the Conrad W. Raker Center and the Good Shepherd Home – Bethlehem are recognized by the Society as Centers for the Promotion of Excellence in Long-Term Care.