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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 Emotional Health

    Gateway to Wellness

    This programs provide six sessions that focus on exercise, discussion and activities to promote wellness, self-management, and balance in lifestyle. Participants learn: how to make informed decisions about lifestyle issues and medical care, discover how to build a variety of exercises into their daily routine, practice setting realistic goals so they can balance work, play, family and self-care activities, and developing friendships with other participants.

  3. IN PERSON Exercise

    MS Achievement Center

    The MS Achievement Center, meeting at the Chapter's office in Southfield, is designed to help people meet a range of personal goals. These include: Reducing stress, Improving or maintaining mobility, Enhancing a support system, Providing creative expression outlets, Maximize individual abilities, Expanding learning opportunities. Every Thursday 1-4pm

    Southfield, MI 48076See Map
  4. IN PERSON Exercise

    Regional Lending Library

    In support of our mission, we provide free access to accurate, current, and comprehensive information to people with MS, those who care for them, and health professionals through the Midwest Regional Lending Library. Books, DVDs, and CDs are available on a variety of topics including symptom management, emotional health, exercise, family support, disease information, and more.

  5. ONLINE Live Fully, Live Well

    Live Fully, Live Well

    Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

  6. 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.

  7. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Acupuncture and MS: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    An exploration of what is known and not known about this complementary therapy by Alan Bowling, MD, PhD and Tom Stewart. (last updated 2004)

  8. VIDEO Nutrition

    Antioxidants and MS (video)

    Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's questions about antioxidants and if they are recommended for people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

  9. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Beginning Rehab for MS (video)

    Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about how to begin rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis.

  10. ONLINE Social and Emotional support

    Caring for Loved Ones with Advanced MS - A Guide for Families (.pdf)

    This booklet is designed for families who are caring for a person with advanced Multiple Sclerosis.

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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.