MS patients enjoy therapy as NCJW resumes swim-ins
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MS patients enjoy therapy as NCJW resumes swim-ins

Members of the Swim-In Program, a community service project the Bergen County Section of the National Council for Jewish Women offers to people with multiple sclerosis, shared an end-of-summer afternoon together. Dedicated volunteers and swimmers with MS got to socialize and have a pizza lunch.

Since 1976, the local NCJW section, in collaboration with the NJ Metro chapter of the National MS Society, has provided a once-a-week water program where people with MS have an opportunity for therapeutic exercise.

Swim-In resumed on September 14 at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly. The free therapeutic program runs through May on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and is supervised by a licensed physical therapist. Volunteers assist clients in the locker room and with wheelchairs in the pool area. Clients are fitted with a buoyancy belt and helped into the pool, where they swim or exercise with a trained volunteer.

Volunteers are sought for the program and a short training program is provided. For information, call (201) 385-4847 or go to www.ncjwbcs.org.

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