People living with multiple sclerosis who participate in day wellness programs and services at the Dignity Health MS Achievement Center are competing in their own Olympic games in both team and individual competitions. Team activities include Bocce Ball, Cornhole (bean bag toss), Yard Yahtzee and Scrabble. Individual competitions involve the HeartZones system with a Fitbit-like monitor to track heart rate and steps as they exercise on workout equipment at the center. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be awarded on each day.
The competition motivates participants to reach their goals in both cognitive and physical challenges.
The Dignity Health MS Achievement Center is the only one of its kind in Northern California, offering day wellness programs to maximize different aspects of their well-being including physical wellness, emotional wellness, cognitive wellness and health education.
On Aug. 16, KCRA 3 covered the Olympic activities and interviewed Brian Hutchinson, Director, Dignity Health MS Achievement Center, and participant Irene Bean.
Achievement Center KCRA-NBC3 6pm Sac, CA 08-16-2016 from Melissa Jue/Dignity Health on Vimeo.