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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.

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  1. IN PERSON Symptom Management

    Yoga for MS - Concord

    Join instructor Susheela Thomas of Yoga Su-Tra for this class specifically for people living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    Concord, CA 94520See Map
  2. IN PERSON Symptom Management

    Yoga for MS - Modesto

    Yoga combines breathing with movements that can alternately stimulate or calm the body. Many people with muscle tightness or decreased range of motion find that yoga practice brings noticeable improvement. Because yoga is relaxing and noncompetitive, it is especially recommended for people with MS. Join us for this class specifically for people living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
  3. 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.

  4. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Online Newly Diagnosed Orientation

    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.

    San Francisco, CA 94158See Map
  5. WEBCAST Emotional Health

    MS & Stress (Teleconference Recording)

    Recorded Aug 7, 2014. This teleconference will help you learn how to recognize the signs of stress, new strategies to help reduce stress, distinguish between stress and depression, and understand how high levels of stress may impact MS.

  6. IN PERSON Nutrition

    Living Well with MS

    Living Well with MS is an extraordinary program designed to help you better understand MS and develop lifestyle strategies that can help diminish the effects of the disease. Get the tools and knowledge you need in this multi-week course that combines online learning with in-person classes. Develop a healthy eating and exercise program. Connect with others, like you. Gain access to MS experts. Participants must be able to walk unassisted and have Internet access.

  7. IN PERSON Symptom Management

    CogniFitness

    Realize your optimal thinking skills utilizing techniques that have everyday applications. CogniFitness is a fun and educational 8-week series that will help you keep the mind moving and develop new techniques to strengthen your cognitive skills.

  8. IN PERSON Symptom Management

    Free from Falls

    This 8-week fall prevention program is designed for people living with MS who are ambulatory but who may be at risk for falling. Learn about fall risks, tips and strategies to reduce risk for falling, and exercises to enhance balance and safety. Each week’s 2-hour program will have two parts; a discussion component focused on awareness of issues related to falls and an exercise component directed to improving postural alignment, balance, endurance and mobility.

  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. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Controlling Spasticity (.pdf)

    Managing this common, sometimes disabling, MS symptom—roles of self-help, medications, physical therapists, nurses, and physicians. (last updated May 2014)

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