More MS news articles for January 2001

MS Wellness and Education Center at National MS Society Penn-Jersey Office Welcomes Those With MS

The opening of the Chapter's new MS Wellness And Education Center on Monday, January 15, marked the culmination of months of planning and hard work by local volunteers and staff. The fully accessible multi-purpose room, designed to meet the needs of those living with MS, opened with a week's offering of classes including Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, music & movement,  aromatherapy, and specialized presentations for men and women. "We plan on offering Tai Chi, Yoga, weight training, and more in the future," says Wellness Programs Manager Stephanie Schultze.

Based at the Chapter's Penn-Jersey offices at 1 Reed Street, Philadelphia, PA, the new MS Wellness and Education Center will offer classes designed to help those with MS empower themselves, improve their confidence and make life style changes for healthier and more successful living. Workshops and classes include all aspects of life: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and education are just a few of the topics covered. "The idea of 'wellness' is multi faceted, it can mean many things to different people. We ask everyone to share ideas and interests to help us develop and grow our services," says Schultze. "Write, email, or call us and we will listen to your ideas."

Contact the MS Wellness And Education Center through the following means:


Phone:            800-548-4611, extension 163

Mail:                1 Reed St., Suite 200

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Calendar Of Events For the MS Wellness And Education Center:

Please register for the following events by calling Eleni Beldecos at 800-548-4611, extension 170. All classes are for all levels and disabilities.

Tai Chi

Long considered the gentlest of the martial arts, Tai Chi can increase your flexibility, build strength, enhance your self image, lessen fatigue, and even increase your metabolism! The instructor will modify the class for all ability levels.

Date:               Every Wednesday night.

Time:              5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.


Yoga can strengthen and invigorate your body using a series of stretching exercises. Classes are designed for those who want to learn simple postures and breathing exercises that can be done anywhere by anyone.

Date:               Every Wednesday night.

Time:              6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.



Improve your strength and feel great! Strength training can help you overcome the daily obstacles in your life. The class features easy to do exercises that can be done anywhere.

Date:  Beginning Wednesday, February 7, 2001 and continuing every Wednesday.

Time:  1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.