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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. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    North State Holiday Mix and Mingle at the Pour House Wine Bar- Chico

    Come join us for a Holiday Mix and Mingle at the Pour House Wine Bar in Chico. You’ll meet other people living with MS in the North State and find out how to best deal with holiday stress from our professional organizer guest speaker, Natalie Conrad. Music, appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks and festive ambiance will be provided. Don’t miss this great networking opportunity!

    Chico, CA 95928See Map
  2. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Holiday Party & Open House- Santa Clara

    The holidays can be stressful, and we want to help you have some fun. Take a break with us for cookies, cider and some stress reducing strategies to battle the holidays or just drop by to learn how the National MS Society can help you with programs, services, support and resources.

    Santa Clara, CA 95050See Map
  3. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Opus Handbell Ensemble at Gallo Center for the Arts

    Warm up to the holidays as the Opus Handbell Ensemble returns to the Gallo Center with their exquisitely beautiful music to celebrate the season. This 15 member choir is now a tradition at the Center!

    Modesto, CA 95354See Map
  4. ONLINE Adaptive Equipment

    How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You (.pdf)

    Understand the full range of tools available to stay functionally mobile, comfortable and safe. Offers full-color photos of devices ranging from the simplest cane to the most complex power chair, guidance on how to determine if and when a device might be appropriate, and important safety tips. Introduces readers to assistive technology professionals and outlines the steps involved in a comprehensive evaluation for a wheeled mobility device. (New August 2013)

  5. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs in MS: An Introduction (.pdf)

    Practical guide to diet supplements for people with MS. Outlines what is and is not known, with references for further study. By Allen Bowling, MD, PhD, and Thomas Stewart, PA-C, MS, JD. (last updated August 2011)

  6. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Fatigue: What You Should Know (.pdf)

    MS fatigue can be reduced with treatments and self-help. (last updated January 2012)

  7. Treating MS

    Turning Humor into Medication

    Studies have shown that humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Take a tour of your life and learn how to laugh at yourself and to create humor out of the not-so-funny experience of life.

  8. Everyday Matters

    Maintaining Your Balance with MS

    Original Air Date: February 2, 2012 Presenter: Dr. Michelle Cameron, MD Current research helps us understand the root causes of balance issues in those with MS; this teleconference will suggest ways to optimize your balance and minimize risk of falling.

  9. Insurance

    Getting the Most out of Your Health Insurance

    A presentation addressing some of the practical issues people face when dealing with insurance companies and governmental health programs. Speakers include: Liz Mercer, regional trainer for Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Helpline and Washington State Office of the insurance commissioner; Elizabeth Pelley, former insurance company executive; John Wood, attorney and advocate.

  10. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Sacramento County: Yoga & Tai Chi Self-Help Group

    Self-help group for individuals with MS. Please call leader for location, dates/time and more information.

    Multiple Dates