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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. TELEPHONE Support and Self Help Groups

    Children Support Group

    For children between the ages of nine and 14 who have a parent living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
  2. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Queens Rose Messina Support Group: Family/ Caregivers

    For spouses, significant others, parents, adult children, siblings and other family members and/or caregivers of persons living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    New York, NY 11435See Map
  3. IN PERSON Family and Relationships

    Relationship Matters

    You and your spouse/partner are invited to a free workshop for couples living with the challenges of MS designed to help achieve a healthy and harmonious relationship. Learn to work as a team to manage MS and your relationship, apply successful problem solving techniques, and break patterns that prevent effective communication. Space is limited. Don’t miss this wonderful relationship enrichment workshop! Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    Middletown, NY 10940See Map
  4. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Parenting Skills - Developing a Tool Kit for families with MS

    This teleconference will help you identify your parenting strengths, and challenges managing MS and parenting responsibilities. It will focus on the importance of communication, planning, prioritizing and developing a support network.

  5. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    MS: A Family Affair

    MS comes with many challenges for both the individual and family living with MS. Changes occur in family roles and everyday functions. Learning about MS and communicating are effective strategies for coping with these challenges and developing a healthier lifestyle.

  6. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, formerly the Heuga Center for Multiple Scelerosis, is a leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners. It has a web-based lifestyle empowerment program where you can interact with other participants online.

  7. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    The Emotional & Physical Health of Caregivers

    Learn tips for overcoming physical and emotional exhaustion while providing valuable resources to address the challenges of caring for a loved one living with a chronic illness. Learn tips for overcoming physical and emotional exhaustion while providing valuable resources to address the challenges of caring for a loved one living with a chronic illness.

  8. IN PERSON Long-Term Care

    Case Management

    Chapter members feel overwhelmed by their MS and are unable to identify and tap into available community resources that can help them cope with the challenges of having a chronic disease. A social worker is sent to the member's home to assess, plan and coordinate needs relating to long-term care issues, access to entitlements and financial management.

  9. IN PERSON Family and Relationships

    Rose Messina Family Counseling:

    Counseling services are offered through couple and family sessions. Up to seven counseling sessions are available.

  10. 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.

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