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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 Health & Wellness

    Relationship Matters - Traverse City

    Changes resulting from living with MS can strain even the strongest relationships. Join us for Relationship Matters, a dynamic workshop for couples living with the challenges of MS to learn how you and your spouse/partner can break patterns that prevent effective communication and work as a team to manage MS and your relationship. Both persons in the couple must attend

    Traverse City, MI 49686See Map
  2. IN PERSON Health & Wellness

    What You Need to Know About Good Nutrition and MS

    Maintaining good health is very important for people with any chronic disorder. A well-balanced and planned diet will help achieve this goal. Come learn what you need to know about good nutrition as it relates to MS.

  3. IN PERSON Health & Wellness

    Cookies, Cakes, and Canvas

    Join us for a six week art therapy program. Our facilitator, Jennifer Reida, had been a self- taught artist for 15 years and will work with you on a variety of art projects that will allow you to express yourself artistically and emotionally.

  4. IN PERSON Social and Emotional support

    Gateway to Wellness Saginaw

    Gateway to Wellness- is a program to help you achieve a sense of well-being in spite of MS. During this six-week program, you will learn how to make informed choices about lifestyles, medical care, exercises, and practice setting realistic personal goals.

  5. 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.

  6. PRINT Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis (book)

    With this book, readers will be able to find other options that may provide symptomatic relief when conventional therapies are limited,learn about potentially dangerous interactions between CAM therapies and medical treatments used in the management of MS, identify CAM therapies that are effective, low risk and inexpensive, and recognize ineffective, dangerous or costly alternative therapies.

  7. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bladder Dysfunction (video)

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

  8. VIDEO Emotional Health

    Mood Changes and MS, Part 3: Diagnosing and Treating Depression (video)

    This video features a discussion on diagnosing and treating depression in people with multiple sclerosis.

  9. ONLINE Exercise

    Stretching for People with MS—An Illustrated Manual (.pdf)

    Illustrated manual showing range of motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program. By Beth E. Gibson, PT. (last updated November 2012)

  10. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs in MS: An Introduction (.pdf)

    Practical guide to diet supplements for people with MS. Outlines what is and is not known, with references for further study. By Allen Bowling, MD, PhD, and Thomas Stewart, PA-C, MS, JD. (last updated August 2011)

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You can Count On US for health, knowledge and independence programs. The National MS Society, Michigan Chapter supports a wide range of programs and services designed to assist people with MS to live more productive lives. These programs are developed in direct response to needs expressed by our members.

The Chapter takes pride in offering important services under the direction of a caring and informed staff of professionals and volunteers.