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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 Exercise

    Living Well with A (dis) Ability

    A Free, Six-Week Series of Workshops and Presentations for People with Disabilities. Every Tuesday from July 15, 2014 through August 19, 2014. Sponsored by the Vermont Center for Independent Living.

    Multiple Dates
    Rutland, VT 05701See Map
  2. IN PERSON Everyday Matters

    Everyday Matters: Living Your Best Life With MS

    Put positive psychology to work in your life in this 5-week series! Increase your knowledge and gain an understanding of how these principles can be used as a strategy for living with MS. Facilitator: Patty Hanley-Gorman – Life Coach and founder/owner of Move Forward.

    Multiple Dates
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
  3. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Annual Meeting

    Greater New England Chapter Annual Meeting of Members & Conference on Saturday October 25, 2014. Save the date for one of four locations (TBD) in Maine, Mass, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Annual Meeting of Members is held to elect the Chapter Board of Trustees, and to consider the Annual Report of the Board, and the Treasurer’s Report of the Chapter accounts. Included will be Brunch, a Resource EXPO, Research Update and Volunteer Recognition.

  4. IN PERSON Treating MS

    Beyond Diagnosis: Moving Forward

    Have you or a family member been diagnosed with MS within the last 5 years? Do you have questions about MS? Have you wanted to meet others also recently diagnosed? An MS expert presents information on MS, answers your questions and facilitates the discussion. Lunch and opportunity to meet and talk with others in similar situations included.

    Multiple Dates
  5. IN PERSON Employment

    Maintaining Cognitive and Emotional Health While Unemployed

    Psychologist Lauren Strober discusses current research that shows the importance of staying productive to maintain your health while unemployed. Along with others living with MS, she shares practical tips on how this is accomplished. Recorded February 20, 2014.

  6. ONLINE Employment

    Federal Hiring Initiatives for People with Disabilities

    The Federal Government is taking steps to become a model employer for people with disabilities. Michael Murray of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) discusses Schedule A hiring authority and U.S. Department of Labor regulations designed to increase the employment of people with disabilities by federal government contractors. Recorded March 6, 2014.

  7. ONLINE Employment

    Home-Based Employment: What You Need to Know

    Are you interested in working from home? Have you been unsuccessful in finding work –from- home positions? Home-based workers living with MS, along with MS Employment Specialist Barbara McKeon, shares tips and resources to help increase your chances of succeeding at home-based employment. Recorded March 20, 2014.

  8. ONLINE Employment

    Social Security Disability Application Secrets

    Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a difficult and lengthy process with a high chance of being denied the first time around. Disability advocate Delores Gonzalez shares information you need to know to increase your chances of getting your application approved. Recorded April 3, 2014.

  9. ONLINE Nutrition

    Achieving Optimal Wellness: Exercise and Nutrition

    Learn about the benefits and importance of wellness behaviors, exercise and nutrition to manage the symptoms of MS. Speakers: Brian Quinn, PTA, M.S. at St. Charles Rehabilitation Network, Partner in MS Care and Mara Crans, M.D., a competitive triathlete living with MS for 18 years. Northeast Region Teleconferences: Living Well with MS: Spring 2014 Series.

  10. ONLINE Exercise

    CogniFitness: Memory, Attention and Executive Skills

    Up to 60% of people with MS experience cognitive changes in some form. This call will discuss issues and engage you in practical activities. Learn exercises and strategies to help focus your attention, improve memory, planning & problem solving skills. Speaker: Nancy Lowenstein, MS OTR, BCPR, Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. Northeast Region Teleconferences.