At age 60, Marion moves easily from the elliptical machine, to the parallel bars, to the exercise bike, all under the watchful eye of the physical therapists at Partners In Rehab West Seneca.
For the past 13 years, Marion has attended the MS Wellness Exercise Program twice a week at Partners In Rehab West Seneca location. To see her in action, you would never know that she has lived with MS for the past twenty years.
She used to need a wheelchair to get around and was concerned that she was losing her independence.
Today, she credits her mobility to the Partners In Rehab staff and her fellow patients. "They're like family," she said.
The program gives Marion the opportunity to socialize, and she counsels other MS patients on the resources that are available in the community. "Living with MS is a challenge, but coming here is hope," she said. "You have to set realistic goals and take small steps to reach those goals."
Launched in the mid-1990s, the MS Wellness Exercise Program helps patients to maintain their independence and stabilize the progression of MS. Participants meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information or to register, please call (716) 558-5150.