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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 Financial Assistance

    Financial Assistance - Respite and Independent Living

    Offers limited funding for services not covered by insurance or other community programs that will enhance the safety and independence of people with MS and/or provide relief to family caregivers, such as house cleaning or other chore services, emergency response system, incontinence supplies, short-term home health aide or companion care, respite stay in assisted living or nursing home facility, adult day center participation, Meals on Wheels or nutrition supplements (Boost or Ensure).

  2. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Your Symptoms in MS: Tremors, Seizures, and Loss of Balance (video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features Michael Kaufman, MD, who discusses how to treat tremors, seizures, and loss of balance in multiple sclerosis.

  3. VIDEO Health & Wellness

    Donnie Horner - A Veteran's Perspective (video)

    This video features Donnie Horner, a veteran living with MS.

  4. ONLINE Nutrition

    Food for Thought—MS and Nutrition (.pdf)

    A guide to healthy eating—includes managing symptoms, changing eating habits, and the effects of diet on MS. By Denise M. Nowack, RD. (last updated January 2012)

  5. IN PERSON Exercise

    TR Swim for Physical Disabilities (North Bethesda)

    Aquatic exercise class for people with MS and other physical disabilities who want to work on their fitness and flexibility in an aquatic environment. Staff ratio 1:6, no personal care provided. Instructor is Pat Ameling.

    Multiple Dates
  6. IN PERSON Exercise

    Adaptive Yoga for MS (DC)

    An introduction to yoga and meditation as practical tools for managing common symptoms of MS. Appropriate for people who are ambulatory or more comfortable practicing from a chair.

    Multiple Dates
  7. VIDEO Family and Relationships

    Parenting with MS (video)

    This video features Deborah M. Miller, PhD, who talks about parenting and having multiple sclerosis.

  8. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Beginning Rehab for MS (video)

    Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about how to begin rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis.

  9. IN PERSON Long-Term Care

    Friendly Visitors

    The Friendly Visitors Program pairs trained volunteers with nursing home residents with MS for companionship and emotional support. Visitors and residents are matched based on similar interests, hobbies, or desires. Participants are encouraged to take part in mutually enjoyable activities, such as reading, arts and crafts, games, or other pastimes. Visitors are not expected to provide health care or transportation services. They are there to offer support and friendship.

  10. ONLINE Work

    Staying Mobile

    Staying Mobile can be accomplished through effective symptom management, the use of mobility aids, automobile adaptations and the use of assistance animals.

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