Wellness Programs for a Healthier Community

Casa Colina offers a variety of health and wellness programs for patients and the community at large. Please be sure to call the numbers listed below for more information or to confirm the schedule prior to attending a session as times and locations listed below are subject to change. Please check this page regularly to learn more about these opportunities for our patients and community members.

Optimal Living with MS

A 12-week program designed by the National MS Society to help people experiencing changes in their MS to take control, improve physical function, regain and maintain independence, and overcome challenges. Facilitated by the occupational therapists and physical therapists at the Casa Colina Multiple Sclerosis Center. Call the National MS Society, Southern California Chapter 310/479-4456 or 800/344-4867 or email programs@cal.nmss.org for fees and registration information.

CogniFitness - Keeping the Mind Moving

Learn to improve focus and concentration, memory, organization, problem solving and critical thinking skills with MS. Facilitated by speech therapists from the Casa Colina Multiple Sclerosis Center. Call the National MS Society, Southern California Chapter at 310/479-4456 or 800/344-4867 or email programs@cal.nmss.org for fees and more information.

Free From Falls

A 9-week fall prevention program designed for people with MS who are ambulatory, but who may be at risk for falling. Learn about fall risks, tips and strategies to reduce falls and enhance balance and safety. This is an 8-week program designed by the National MS Society. Facilitated by physical therapists from the Casa Colina Multiple Sclerosis Center. Call the National MS Society, Southern California Chapter at 310/479-4456 or 800/344-4867 or email programs@cal.nmss.org for fees and registration information.

Parkinson's Disease Speech & Exercise Group - Pomona Campus

Designed for those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy are rotated throughout the sessions. All therapists are certified in LSVT BIG and LOUD, the latest integrated rehabilitation approach for Parkinson's disease. Facilitated by the Casa Colina Movement Disorders Center.
2 hours per week on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 pm at the Casa Colina Outpatient Center
Call 909/596-7733, ext. 3500
$15 per 2-hour session
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Pulmonary Wellness Program

Over the course of six informative sessions, you will hear from a variety of medical professionals devoted to helping you learn skills to improve breathing. The program is overseen by a board-certified pulmonologist who works with a team of respiratory therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, neuropsychologists, pharmacists, and nutritionists. Learn about energy conservation techniques and adaptive equipment to enhance daily productivity; tools to better manage anxiety and stress; proper use of inhalers to maximize oxygen intake; group exercises to improve overall physical condition with a focus on lung function; nutritional counseling for better health and weight management specific to COPD; strategies to improve quality of sleep; and home exercises to optimize wellness.
Six, one-hour sessions presented over a 3-week period at the Casa Colina Outpatient Center
Call 909/596-7733, ext. 3800 for session dates
$20 per session or $120 for the entire course

Speech Conversation Group

Casa Colina's Outpatient Speech Conversation Group is designed to promote expressive language skills by practicing strategies to enhance daily conversations within the home and community. The group will focus on individuals who have communication difficulties as a result of a stroke. Areas addressed include improved initiation in social contexts, problem-solving communication breakdowns, and accessing resources within the community. A speech-language pathologist leads the group, while facilitating use of strategies trained amongst conversation groups and partners.
Meets every Tuesday 3 to 4 pm for 8 weeks - 2-week breaks will occur between each 8-week session
Tamkin Education Center, Room C
Call Christina Moon at 909/596-7733, Ext. 3035
$10 per session