Empowering those with MS and their carepartners

PROGRAMS

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All About Me

Members share their life stories. Pictures are encouraged. This has proven to be very cathartic for those who participate.

Art Class w/Claire

Explore different styles using acrylic and water color paints, and still life drawing with colored pencils. So whether you are an accomplished artist or just draw stick figures join us, maybe learn something new, and share in the fun!

Art Class w/Elinor and Page

No matter your ability, explore a variety of different media and techniques by expressing your own ideas and feelings. Award winning local artist and care partner Elinor, and local artist with MS Paige are both members of the MS Dream Center Board.

Book Club w/Denise

One book a month reviewed the last Wednesday of every month . Come on a journey to be educated, inspired or entertained through the world of books.

Chair Yoga w/Pek

An opportunity to practice Yoga techniques in a quiet setting, while promoting relaxation, flexibility and meditation.

Chair Tai Chi w/Tom

An interactive stretching class in a positive and relaxed environment. It is movement meditation, and has been shown to help MS. Everyone is welcome to attend whenever you are able… as we are all beginners and teachers…

Current Events w/ Jim

A vibrant discussion about the news surrounding us! This monthly segment always sparks intense conversation among participants.

Hair Cuts

The ability to “get up and go” when those of us without MS need simple care like getting a haircut is often taken for granted. The Dream Center coordinates for a hair professional to come offer this service for a nominal fee.

Informational Network

Guest speakers including, medical professionals, pharmaceutical companies, legal and financial advisers, mobility and other health and wellness related issues.

Men’s Group / Rick

An opportunity for men to discuss personal and medical issues in a private setting.

MS Members Only

Not a pity party, but rather an opportunity for members to share what’s going on in their lives relative to all areas of their lives, MS and beyond. Discussion on medications, progression of the disease, difficulty with finances, divorce, housing , and social security are among topics reviewed.

Neurologist Q&A

Regular visits in an informal setting with our MS Neurologist and board member Dr. Jonathan Cahill.

Nutrition w/Robin

Trained nutritionist, Robin shares ideas and suggestions that will lead to better eating habits for all of us.

Path to Peace

We all have something that we believe in that brings us peace. This segment fosters sharing such beliefs with the group.

Reiki w/Doreen

Doreen is a retired Registered Nurse and Reiki Master Teacher. Reiki promotes healing, relaxation and decreases stress.

Support Group

1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 10:30am -12pm. These meetings focus on information that will improve the quality of life for all those with MS. This is accomplished by bringing in speakers who can avail members of latest treatments, new assistive devices on the market, and present alternative therapies. Member-centered meetings allow for sharing of individual experiences

Structured Exercise

Our staff members and dedicated volunteers identify and assist those members who would like to make use of their time at the Center by exercising and strengthening their bodies and minds. Programs such as Chair Aerobics, Stretching Classes, and Open Gym accomplish this.

Women’s Group W/ Jen

An opportunity for women to discuss personal and medical issues in a private setting, as well as a variety of topics that include food, fashion, cosmetics, etc.