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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 Support and Self Help Groups

    Core Connections 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! Group does not meet in July & August

    Multiple Dates
    Waltham, MA 02451See Map
  2. IN PERSON Research

    Research Study: Brain Plasticity

    Seeking patients to participate in a study to test for genes related to disease progression in MS. This is a NON-medication study and requires only one visit. Study participants will complete an MRI (without contrast), a blood-draw for genetic testing, a neurological exam, and brief questionnaires. Lebanon, NH

    Lebanon, NH 03756See Map
  3. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Kids Get MS Too

    The goal of Kids Get MS Too is to provide an opportunity for children and adolescents with MS, and their families, to meet others in similar situations, and to talk with the team of health professionals from the Pediatric MS Centers about the care of children and teens with MS. Activities are planned during the year. For more information or to register you or your child please call 800-344-4867

    Multiple Dates
  4. IN PERSON Exercise

    Sonia Smith

    Yoga instructor in Newton, MA

    Newton, MA 02356
  5. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Clear Thinking About Alternative Therapies (.pdf)

    Facts and common misconceptions, plus practical ways to evaluate benefits and risks. By Virginia Foster. (last updated August 2011)

  6. ONLINE Exercise

    Exercise as Part of Everyday Life (.pdf)

    Physical activity can be a regular part of staying healthy if you have MS. Includes tips on handling MS symptoms. By Mary Harmon. (last updated December 2011)

  7. IN PERSON Clinical Trials

    Clinical Trial: Natalizumab

    In light of lack of therapy for SPMS patients, the study seeks to determine whether or not Natalizumab is effective in slowing disease progression. Lexington, MA

    Lexington, MA 02421See Map
  8. 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.

  9. IN PERSON Exercise

    Living Room Yoga

    Lisa Enzer, yoga instructor in Leverett, MA

    Leverett, MA 01351
  10. VIDEO Family and Relationships

    MS & Pregnancy: Kara's Story Part 1 (video)

    This video features part one of a discussion about pregnancy and multiple sclerosis.