New Dates for the MS Center’s Book Club: We are waiting just for you!

The Book Club is a discussion and support group led by Kathy Feinstein, LMHC. The group covers books on topics about self-empowerment and improving coping skills. The book discussions are interesting and helpful. It’s also a great time to meet and get to know others who have MS. The book club meets once per week for about an hour and a half. This series will be six weeks beginning September 9.

Locations and Times:

Fridays at 10 am at Beth Tikva, 1459 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples

The book we will cover is “Man’s Search for Meaning”, by Viktor Frankl.

Man’s Search for Meaning is a 1946 book by Viktor Frankl. Frankl’s message is ultimately one of hope: even in the most absurd, painful, and dispiriting of circumstances, life can be given a meaning, and so too can suffering. Life in the concentration camp taught Frankl that our main drive or motivation in life is neither pleasure, as Freud had believed, nor power, as Adler had believed, but meaning.

Friday 12:30 pm at the MS Center, 3372 Woods Edge Circle, #103, Bonita Springs

The book we will cover is “The Power of Purpose”, by Richard Leider.

The Power of Purpose-We all want to find our purpose—our reason for getting up in the morning. Purpose is fundamental to human life. It is what makes us human. Purpose gives us the will not just to live but to live long and well. The good news is, purpose isn’t a grand concept reserved for a gifted few but something each one of us already possesses, needing only to be uncovered.

The books have arrived. You can sign up and pick up your book any time before Sept 9. Just send an email to

New Yoga Class on Saturdays

Elaine Malone is now conducting Yoga class at 11 am on Saturdays, here at the MS Center. All levels and abilities are welcome. Please contact Elaine at (239) 465-7058 if you are interested in attending.

Other ongoing Yoga classes with Elaine:

  • Thursdays at 11 am, MS Center, 3372 Woods Edge Circle, Bonita Springs
  • Fridays at 2 pm, Transcendent Fitness, 1200 Airport Rd. S, Naples

Personal Training

exerciseElyse Sashin

Fitness Basics “Chair Class”-strengthening, stretching, creating balance. Wednesdays, 12:00pm at the MS Center
Fitness on a Stability Ball (more advanced) Wednesdays, 1:00pm at the MS Center. Contact Elyse for more information and to enroll: 239.298.3399.

Courtney Williams
Pilates for MSTuesdays and Fridays, 10:30 and 11:30
Ease the physical symptoms of multiple sclerosis and improve your emotional outlook through breathing, flexibility, and strengthening exercises.  There will be some mat work during the class, but modifications will be provided.  For all levels.

Individual personal training appointments also available.

Contact Courtney for more information and to enroll:
Call 239.560.6893 or email

Art Class

artThe session started last week, but you can catch up if you come for class #2 on Wednesday August 31 at 10 am. Remember, you don’t need to have talent as an artist. Artist and author, Carol Williams, will help you produce a lovely work of art by the end of the session. Classes meet every other Wednesday 10 am for 3 more classes: Aug 31, Sept 14, and Sept 28.

Contact to sign up today! Art class is held at the MS Center.

Get Moving!
Join the Exercise Therapy Program at the Wellness Center

The MS Center of Southwest Florida offers therapies that contribute to the comprehensive wellness of its clients. This program is designed to help people with MS to start an individualized therapeutic exercise program.


As a participant, you would work one-on-one with a degreed exercise specialist on a program designed especially for you. The MS Center will cover the cost of the initial assessment, 7 half-hour sessions with a Wellness Center exercise specialist, and a post-assessment visit. That’s a total of nine personal training visits! You pay a $30 co-pay for the program.  If you are a MS Center client, you are eligible to participate in this program. It is being offered at the Cape Coral and Fort Myers Wellness Centers.

Yes, YOU can do it! Dozens of MS Center clients have participated in the program over the last few months. They have experienced great results, ranging from weight loss to a significant improvement in the strength in their legs and/or arms. Most of the participants report that they had no idea they would be able to accomplish so much.

Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to improve your physical condition and your self-confidence.

  • The LMHS Cape Coral Wellness Center is located at 609 SE 13th Court, Cape Coral.
  • The Fort Myers Wellness Center is located at 3114 S. Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers.

Contact the MS Center of SWFL to start the registration process. Call (239) 435-1901 or send an email to:

Genzyme Program

Genzyme is sponsoring an event on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6 p.m. at Edison Restaurant, 3583 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, Fl 33901. The speaker will be Matthew Baker, MD of Collier Neurologic Specialists speaking on alternate infusion treatment options.

To RSVP, call 1-866-682-7502 and use event code TR377878 or visit their website. This notice is for information only. The MS Center is not sponsoring the event and cannot accept reservations.