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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. PRINT Exercise

    Documents: Stretching for People with MS

    This booklet focuses on the basics to move and gently stretch muscles and other soft tissues, such as tendons, on your own, at your own pace. For the purposes of this book, the familiar term “stretching” is used, though most of these exercises are, technically, range of motion activities and followed by exercises combining the motions that can be done sitting or on your bed for flexibility.

  2. VIDEO Nutrition

    Vitamin D (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. Excerpt from 2013 North American Education Program.

  3. PRINT Financial Planning

    Documents: Affordable Accessible Housing

    We offer a guide to help families living with MS evaluate their housing needs and better understand the range of options available to them.

  4. VIDEO MS Education

    MS Next Step®

    Hearing the diagnosis of MS is never easy. MS Next Step is designed to answer questions that are commonly asked immediately following a diagnosis and provides an introduction to MS and the programs and services of the National MS Society. (Available in Spanish.)

  5. ONLINE Financial Planning

    Third-Party Services: Financial Wellness Webinar Series

    The National Disability Institute hosts a regular webinar series on important financial wellness topics for persons with disabilities. Tune in to their website to view recordings of past episodes and stay tuned for future topics.

  6. 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.

  7. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Websites: Polar Products

    Offers an array of cooling products, including thorough information to help you decide which products are right for you and fit your budget.

  8. 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.

  9. 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)

  10. IN PERSON Nutrition

    Teleconference Series: Nutrition

    This teleconference covers the important roles of diet and exercise in managing and minimizing symptoms of MS.

    (recorded: 8 Mar 2010; time/size: 1h17m15s/14.4MB)

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