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The Society offers many programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Find resources in your area to learn, connect, and get support.

  1. TELEPHONE Support and Self Help Groups

    Unlocking Your Resilience With Sherry Johnson, MFT

    This call, part of our emtional wellness teleseries, aims to increase your understanding of resiliency, help you recognize your stressors and learn constructive ways to cope. We will identify tools to avoid resiliency roadblocks and develop a personal plan for achieving a more resilient life.

  2. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Self-Advocacy Skills Training: Overcoming Barriers to Getting What You Need- Pleasanton

    This practical “hands-on” workshop offers an opportunity to hear from communication and advocacy professionals about the most effective methods for presenting fact-based needs to achieve maximum results. Representatives from congressional and statewide offices will discuss how to expedite problems with Medicare and Medi-Cal, accessibility issues, Social Security claims, and intervening with governmental issues.

    Pleasanton, CA 94566See Map
  3. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Newly Diagnosed Orientation – Chico

    The National MS Society can help you get the information and support you need to live comfortably and confidently with this change in your life. Friends and family are welcome for this overview of MS facts and how the Society can help.

    Chico, CA 95926See Map
  4. Everyday Matters

    A Candid Conversation about Bladder, Bowel and Sex

    Original Air Date: September 1, 2011 Presenter: Dr. Shana Johnson, MD These often invisible symptoms of MS can affect patients' daily lives; this teleconference covers the reasons this dysfunction happens and basic management options.

  5. MS Education

    An in-depth look at Progressive MS (Teleconference Recording)

    Original Air Date: May 3, 2012

  6. TELEPHONE Symptom Management

    "Bowel and Bladder Issues in MS" (Teleconference recording)

    This is a teleconference recording that aired on April 3, 2014. During this teleconference: Participants will be aware of normal bowel and bladder function without MS; participants will learn what dysfunction can occur related to MS; participants will be able to explore these issues with their health care provider for solutions that will lessen the impact on their overall quality of life.

  7. Everyday Matters

    Complimentary and Alternative Medicine for MS

    Original Air Date: January 7, 2011 Presenter: Dr. Alan Bowling, MD, PhD An informative session about integrative medicine, or using alternative medicine along with conventional medicine to effectively address symptoms of MS. This includes discussion of Vitamin D, marijuana, and ancient healing method.

  8. Everyday Matters

    Diet & MS - The Nutrition Connection

    Original Air Date: October 13, 2010 Presenter: Denise Nowack, RD This two-part teleconference highlights the importance of proper nutrition in MS; diet & symptom management; and simple strategies for eating well.

  9. Everyday Matters

    Energy Management: Fatigue & MS

    Original Air Date: March 8, 2011 Presenter: Maureen "Mo" Johnson, MS, OT/L Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of MS, occuring in about 80% of people. It can interfere with your ability to function at home and at work. Yes, fatigue is a difficult symptom to treat, but you CAN manage your fatigue!

  10. Everyday Matters

    Exercise & MS

    Original Air Date: February 18, 2010 Presenter: Richard W. Hicks, Ph.D. This teleconference highlights how to start moving and keeping moving; bringing exercise back into your life; and choosing exercise that's right for you.