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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 Pharmaceutical and Other Educational Programs

    Ready to learn more about relapsing MS? Join us for breakfast!- Pleasant Hill

    You and your loved one are invited to an MS Living Event. Hear from MS experts and others who are living with MS. Plus, get answers about dealing with MS and information on an oral treatment. Today can make a difference. Featured Speaker: Flavia Nelson, MD -- Event Hosted By Genzyme

    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523See Map
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. IN PERSON Pharmaceutical and Other Educational Programs

    Emerging Concepts in MS - Fairfield

    Learn about MS, treatment options, and support services that are within your reach. Share real-life experiences, resources, and advice with other people affected by MS. Featured Speaker(s): Jong-Mi Lee, NP Stanford MS Clinic & MS Advocate Demirius Omphroy

    Fairfield 94533See Map
  6. IN PERSON Pharmaceutical and Other Educational Programs

    Understanding Multiple Sclerosis and Treatment- Roseville

    An informative event for people living with MS and their care partners. Featuring Speaker: Melissa Pulver-Bloch, MD, University of Nevada School of Medicine.-- Event Hosted By: Genzyme

    Roseville, CA 95661See Map
  7. 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.

  8. MS Education

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

    Original Air Date: May 3, 2012

  9. 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.

  10. 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.