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Join us for additional activities


All programs listed below are open to both members and non-members.    


Book Club


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Join us in 2023 for bi-monthly book club meetings with the MS Achievement Center. Read/listen to all or a portion of the book and connect with others in the MS community to discuss or just to listen in! The meetings will be held virtually via Zoom.

Book Club is free and open to members and non-members of the MS Achievement Center.

  • February 6th (Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus)
  • April 3rd (A Place for Us: A Novel , Fatima Farheen Mirza)
  • June 5th (Moon Over Manifest, Claire Vanderpool)
  • August 7th (The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein)
  • October 2nd (The Last Mrs. Parrish, Liv Constantine)
  • December 11th (On the Rooftop, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton)

Contact us to be added to the invite list and for details of our next Book Club meeting:  [email protected] or (916) 453-7966.


Supporting Our Loved Ones


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The MS Achievement Center is pleased to host Supporting Our Loved Ones, a program for support partners of loved ones living with multiple sclerosis. The 2023 programs will be held in person at the MS Achievement Center and include several guest speakers who specialize in MS and/or provide services specific for support partners. Following each session, Dr. Linda Trettin, neuropsychologist for Dignity Health, will be available for a follow-up discussion.

A $50 registration fee is required to secure your participation for all sessions.

We do ask if you have any symptoms (fever, headaches, sore/scratchy throat, runny nose) that you do not attend. Masks are required..

Wednesdays

5:00pm – 6:30pm
Via Zoom

Dates

  • January 25th
  • March 29th
  • May 24th
  • July 26th
  • October 4th
  • November 29th

To register:  [email protected] or (916) 453-7966.


Virtual Yoga Series


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Have you wanted to try yoga, but didn’t know where to begin? Did you previously practice yoga, but felt like you couldn’t continue?

Our upcoming Chair Yoga series, led by Gena Foreman, is an adapted form of yoga that makes it accessible to everyone. Gena has over 25 years experience as a student, teacher and mentor. Her classes are a balanced fusion of informed, conscious yoga postures with attention to breath (pranayama) and healthy energetic alignment. Her instructions are clear and concise, offering modifications to address injuries or the special needs of her students. Throughout her classes students learn yoga is not a “one size fits all practice” and that there is more than one way to be in a pose.

The practice is done entirely in a seated position; no yoga mat is needed. It is best to have a comfortable, sturdy chair with no arms to give the body more range of motion, but one with arms will work, if balance is a concern. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Mondays- Virtually
12:00pm – 1:00pm

  • January 30th
  • February 6th
  • February 13th

Registration fee for all four sessions is $20. Checks can be made payable to: MS Achievement Center, and the registration fee can be mailed to:

MS Achievement Center
7777 Greenback Lane
Suite 108
Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Registration is required and a ZOOM link will be emailed to registrants. Space is limited. Please register by January 17, 2023.

To register, contact: (916) 453-7966 or [email protected].


When MS Care Meets with the Art - Dr. Bethoux


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The idea of introducing the creative arts to individuals with certain diseases has been floated around medical centers for some time. As MS can affect individuals in their physical abilities and emotional wellness, participation in art forms such as music or painting may be helpful in disease management. Francois Bethoux, MD is a believer that for patients with MS, the incorporation of the arts into a treatment plan has essentially become a must.

Francois Bethoux, MD, physiatrist, currently serves as Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute. He is also director of rehabilitation services at the Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research, and medical director of the Arts and Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He holds an appointment as Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He has served as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of MS Care since 2014. Dr. Bethoux’s research interests include neurorehabilitation, spasticity management, and interventions (including therapeutic arts) to improve walking in persons with MS and other central nervous system disorders.

Monday, January 23, 2023
9:00am-10:00am PST

Registration is required and a ZOOM link will be emailed to registrants.  Space is limited.  

Please register by January 9, 2023.

To register, contact: (916) 453-7966 or [email protected].


Writing as Healing


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Have you ever considered expressive writing as a form of healing? Writing has been proven to have a positive, healing effect, and we are pleased to welcome John Crandall, author, educator, and artist, to facilitate this free writing workshop. Join us virtually to experience a creative, artistic, and confidential form of sharing the written voice.

Second Monday of every month, from 1 – 3 pm

Registration is required. Both virtual and in person options are available. Space is limited. Contact Tiffany Malone at [email protected] or (916) 453-7966.