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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 Support and Self Help Groups

    Watertown

    Connect with others who understand MS. Enjoy lively discussions, learn valuable information and ways to cope with challenges, have fun and be inspired. Find a group in your community that's right for you.

    Multiple Dates
    Watertown, SD 57201See Map
  2. ONLINE Everyday Matters

    Everyday Matters

    Everyone has their own idea of their best life. For people living with multiple sclerosis, the idea of that “best life” can change due to the challenges of having a chronic, unpredictable and lifelong disease. The National MS Society’s Everyday Matters, supported by Genzyme, a Sanofi company, was an interactive national project that uncovered stories of real people facing the everyday challenges that MS can bring on the path to one’s best life.

  3. ONLINE Social gatherings and networking

    MS Connection Online Community

    MSconnection.org is an online community that provides the opportunity to connect with people involved in the MS movement and with valuable content, activities and resources.

  4. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Depression and MS (.pdf)

    Symptoms of depression, the relationship between MS and depression, available therapies, and where to find help. (last updated November 2011)

  5. IN PERSON Exercise

    Hutchinson Group Exercise

    Exercise is essential to general health and well-being and is helpful in managing many MS symptoms. Attend this group exercise program uniquely designed for people with MS in your area.

    Multiple Dates
    Hutchinson, MN 55350See Map
  6. IN PERSON Exercise

    Eden Prairie Water Exercise and Yoga

    Exercise is essential to general health and well-being and is helpful in managing many MS symptoms. Attend one of these programs uniquely designed for people with MS in your area. Choose between water exercise and yoga classes.

    Multiple Dates
    Eden Prairie, MN 55346See Map
  7. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Oakdale

    Connect with others who understand MS. Enjoy lively discussions, learn valuable information and ways to cope with challenges, have fun and be inspired. Find a group in your community that's right for you.

    Multiple Dates
    Oakdale, MN 55128See Map
  8. VIDEO Nutrition

    Nutrition and MS (video)

    This video provides information on maintaining general good health and following the recommendation of MS specialists that people with MS adhere to the same low-fat, high-fiber diet that’s recommended for the general population.

  9. VIDEO Treating MS

    Making Treatment & Lifestyle Decisions: Thinking About Benefits & Risks (video)

    Explores the factors people must consider when making treatment and lifestyle decisions, including when to begin treatment, the role information overload can play in decision making, and how to weigh the benefits and risks of a treatment or lifestyle decision. Download a copy of the companion book and transcripts.

  10. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Intimacy and Sexuality (.pdf)

    MS can affect sexuality, both directly and indirectly, but problems can be resolved or minimized. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD. (last updated February 2012)

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Group Leader Resources

The Society recognizes that well trained and supported volunteers are key to the ongoing delivery of self-help groups and one-on-one peer support. Click here for resources available to assist and support you in your leadership role.