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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

    Adaptive Yoga for MS (Hyattsville)

    This class includes modified yoga stretches to release muscular tension (thus relieving spasticity), breathing practices, and fun. It has been reported by others with MS that doing yoga can increase body awareness; improve flexibility and strength; allow for better coordination and balance; and give the ability to better handle stress. Each class ends with a deep relaxation. Participants must be ambulatory and be able to transfer from chair to floor.

    Multiple Dates
  2. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Men's Day

    Men's Day is an annual program specifically for men living with MS. Attendees have the opportunity to network and share experiences, common dilemmas, and positive solutions.

    Multiple Dates
  3. IN PERSON Exercise

    Adaptive/Seated Yoga (Arlington)

    Adaptive/seated yoga designed for adults with limited mobility, chronic pain or neuropathy. This class emphasizes breathing, gentle stretching & going at your own pace. Instructor Seema Debas.

    Multiple Dates
  4. ONLINE Clinical Trials

    From Clinical Trials to Treatments

    This presentation is: From Clinical Trials to Treatments.

  5. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Solving Cognitive Problems (.pdf)

    Discusses mental functions most likely to be affected by MS. Self-help and information on cognitive rehabilitation. By Nick LaRocca, PhD, with Martha King. (last updated November 2011)

  6. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bowel Dysfunction (video)

    This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses bowel dysfunction associated with multiple sclerosis and strategies for managing the symptoms.

  7. 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).

  8. 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.

  9. VIDEO Health & Wellness

    Donnie Horner - A Veteran's Perspective (video)

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

  10. 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)

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