The MENTOR program, which stands for Mindfulness, Exercise and Nutrition to Optimize Recovery takes a holistic approach to restoring, improving and protecting health. For the purposes of this program, health is divided into three domains – physical, mental and emotional health. MENTOR will focus on individuals who have acquired a new disability (spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury), diagnosis (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease) or have a congenital condition (cerebral palsy, spina bifida). Through this program individuals will learn the multiple ways life can be enhanced through the portal of health and wellness.


People between the ages of 18 and 70, with a recently acquired disability, diagnosis or existing disability with a new health condition and willing to participate in a free 8-week program.


MENTOR is a virtual program headquartered at Lakeshore Foundation (Homewood, AL).


Participants will experience the latest wellness program consisting of exercise, nutrition and mindfulness, along with other activities designed to improve the body, mind and spirit.

MENTOR is a strategic priority of the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability. NCHPAD (National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability) is the nation’s premier center in promoting the health and wellness of people with disability. To view more resources and services which can benefit all ages and populations visit