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Find Resources and Support

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 Social gatherings and networking

    Connections: West Plains

    Whether you have been recently diagnosed with MS in the past five years, have just moved to the area, or just want to learn more about the oral medication Aubagio, this program is about learning from one another, making new friends, learning more about the Gateway Area Chapter of the National MS Society and hearing from a professional speaker on an MS related topic.

    West Plains, MO 65775See Map
  2. IN PERSON Exercise

    MS Wellness Fair

    The MS Wellness Fair is a wellness program that provides clients with an opportunity to have screenings with multiple health care professionals, as well as meet with area vendors.

    Jefferson City, MO 65109See Map
  3. ONLINE Support and Self Help Groups

    Wellness Network Teleconference

    Upcoming Teleconferences:

    Alternative Massage Therapy
    July 24, 2014, 7-8pm

    Multiple Dates
  4. Symptom Management

    Cognitive Dysfunction

    List of resources dealing with cognitive dysfunction. Cognitive changes are common in people with MS. In MS, certain functions are more likely to be affected than others: memory, attention and concentration, information gathering, word-finding, etc. Trained health professional, such as neuropsychologist, speech/ language pathologist, or occupational therapist may be able to evaluate and treat cognitive dysfunction.

  5. Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)

    Comprehenisve list of websites relating with CAM. CAM is a group of various health care systems, and practices outside of what is considered conventional medicine. CAM therapies have a small but growing body of evidence to support the effectiveness of the treatments.

  6. Exercise

    Motorized Mini Bikes

    Exercise options for people with MS are limited. The Gateway Area Chapter can purchase exercise equipment, such as a mini bike-exercise machine that is essentially a cycle that can be used with one's legs or arms to increase endurance and strength.The Motorized Mini Bike offers a convenient way to exercise people of all ages and health levels. It uses an attached motor to assist you in exercising legs, arms and upper body.

  7. Symptom Management

    MS Next Step®

    MS Next Step® is designed to answer questions that are commonly asked immediately following a diagnosis. If you are just beginning your search for information about MS; wondering how the diagnosis may affect you; or considering issues like disclosure, treatment strategies and working with your health care team...MS Next Step® is for you.

  8. Nutrition

    Nutrition and Diet

    List of resources promoting nutrition and diet in people living with MS.

  9. IN PERSON Recreation

    Therapeutic Exercise Sites

    Full listing of area aquatics, yoga, pilates, zumba and tai chi classes.

  10. ONLINE Recreation

    Therapeutic Recreation Program Scholarships

    Financial assistance is available to help you pay for therapeutic recreation classes and memberships. In some cases, assistance with transportation may also be available.