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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 Cognition

    Cognifitness: Keeping the Mind Moving - Colchester

    Up to 60% of people with MS experience cognitive changes in some form. Join us for this program to discuss cognitive issues and engage in small group practical activities. Learn exercise and strategies to help focus attention, improve memory, planning and problem solving skills. Register by September 10.

    Colchester, VT 05446
  2. IN PERSON Emotional Health

    Relationship Matters: 8 Hours to a Lifetime of Relationship Satisfaction

    Join us for this 2 day couples retreat! Couples living with MS often find it difficult to make their relationship a priority. This seminar is designed to address the needs of couples living with MS by teaching effective communication, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Learn ways to break old patterns and manage relationships proactively.

    Bangor, ME 04401
  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 Research

    Improving Cutaneous Sensation and Balance in People with Multiple Sclerosis

    The Multiple Sclerosis Research Group at the University of Massachusetts is conducting a study that examines the effects of enhancing sensation of the feet on standing balance in people with and without MS.

  5. ONLINE Employment

    Is it Time? Deciding to Change Careers or Stop Working

    Working with MS is possible, but can be challenging at times. What do you do if working, or working in your field is no longer an option? How do you know when it’s time to stop or make a change? Learn from a counseling professional what to consider when having to make this important decision. Teleconference Recording. Recorded: January 30, 2013

  6. ONLINE Employment

    Focus on Employment (.pdf)

    Covers disclosure, Americans with Disabilities Act, fatigue & cognitive issues on the job, and telework options. (last updated August 2007)

  7. ONLINE Employment

    Should I Work (.pdf)

    General overview of the employment issues that might concern people newly diagnosed. (last updated January 2012)

  8. IN PERSON Exercise

    The Yoga Center

    Yoga instructors in Portland, Maine

  9. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Coffee and Conversation - Bedford

    Join others with MS for a coffee break! People with MS and their friends and family are encouraged to socializing and meeting people in the area who are living with MS. Food and beverages are available for purchase or you can just come for the conversation. Want to start a Coffee & Conversation in YOUR area? Contact Amber Stalker at

    Multiple Dates
    Bedford, NH 03110See Map
  10. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Upper Valley (Lebanon NH) Self Help Group

    A National MS Society affiliated support group for people living with MS, their families, friends and caregivers. Besides sharing the realities of living with MS, we share good times, laughter and information in a positive, upbeat environment. Everyone comes full of ideas to take home and perhaps try out. Join a monthly meeting for education, information and good company!

    Multiple Dates
    Lebanon, NH 03756See Map