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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 Exercise

    MS Thrivers Self-Help Group

    The mission of the MS Thrivers self-help group is to help attendees take an active role in the management of their disease. The group alternates between an online and in-person meeting format.

    Multiple Dates
    Wheaton, MD 20902See Map
  2. IN PERSON Exercise

    MS Water Exercise (Annandale)

    Exercise in the water to help maintain flexibility, build strength, and relax the body. Exercises adapted to all ability levels. Instructor Sandy McGowen.

    Multiple Dates
    Annandale, VA 22033See Map
  3. 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
  4. IN PERSON Exercise

    Water Aerobics - Arthritis, Fibro and MS (Reston)

    Exercise in the water to help maintain flexibility, build strength, and relax the body. Exercises adapted to all ability levels.

    Multiple Dates
  5. IN PERSON Health & Wellness

    Yoga for MS (Vienna)

    Experience physical postures adapted to enhance strength and stability without overexertion. Learn breath work and meditation designed to have a soothing effect on the nervous system. Appropriate modifications will be made for people who are ambulatory or more comfortable practicing from a seated position.

    Multiple Dates
    Vienna, VA 22182See Map
  6. IN PERSON Emotional Health

    Counseling

    The chapter offers a wide variety of counseling and support services, both professionally and peer-led. You may choose to request individual or family counseling, or participate in targeted short-term, professionally led groups. You may also want to get involved in one of our peer-support programs, such as a self-help group in your community.

  7. IN PERSON Exercise

    Financial Assistance - Physical Health and Wellness

    Offers funding to cover the cost of registration fees for community exercise classes, personal training sessions, or for physical health and wellness classes sponsored by the National MS Society. This does not include gym membership fees. Search the "Health and Wellness" section for classes in your community.

  8. ONLINE Health & Wellness

    Online Fitness Professional training

    Free online training course for fitness and wellness professionals, including aquatics instructors, yoga teachers, personal trainers, and others who want to learn more about MS. Provides an overview of the disease and offers specific strategies for working with a diverse MS population. Approved by American Council of Exercise for .4 CEUs.

  9. ONLINE Live Fully, Live Well

    Live Fully, Live Well

    Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

  10. ONLINE You CAN!

    You CAN!

    You CAN! is brought to you with the help of Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis) as a reminder that despite the challenges MS may bring, you have a whole life to live. Can Do Multiple Sclerosis teaches people with MS to focus on what they ‘can do’ in life instead of what they cannot, empowering them to live fuller, more productive lives.

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