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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.

  1. ONLINE Recreation

    Summer Creative Writing

    This is a 10 week online creative writing course under the direction of Brendan Costello Jr., a published author and creative writing instructor at the City College of New York. The course consists of reading and discussing the writing of the class participants, "meeting" in an online forum once a week (from 8 to 9 pm on Thursdays. Whether you are an experienced writer hoping to finish a large project or a beginner, still trying to find your voice, there is a place for you in the group.

    Multiple Dates
  2. IN PERSON Treating MS

    Making Treatment & Lifestyle Decisions: Thinking Clearly about Benefits and Risks

    Join us for a FREE educational program about multiple sclerosis offered in Spanish. This program highlights the significant progress being made in developing new treatments and focuses on how people with MS evaluate benefits and risks when making treatment and lifestyle decisions. Our guest presenter is bilingual neurologist, Dr. Wendy Vargas from Columbia University Medical Center MS Clinical Care & Research Center. Light refreshments to be served.

    Bronx, NY 10458See Map
  3. WEBCAST Emotional Health

    Can Do Webinar: MS Symptoms Part II: Managing Your Mood & Cognition Issues

    Many individuals living with MS will face cognitive changes during the course of the disease. Individuals may face loss of memory, attention, visual perception or verbal fluency skills. Join speech language pathologist Jeff Hodgson and psychologist Peggy Crawford to recognize these cognitive changes and learn strategies to meet the challenges of cognitive issues.

  4. IN PERSON Symptom Management

    Free From Falls: Fall Prevention Program

    The National MS Society has developed a fall prevention program designed for people living with MS who are ambulatory but may be at risk for falling.

    New York, NY 10017See Map
  5. IN PERSON Recreation

    Adult Day

    The Adult Day Program is designed to promote participation in social, educational, fitness and recreational activities in a four hour program. Adult Day sessions will begin in October. Registration opens in September.

  6. IN PERSON Exercise


    Aquatic is a class designed for people with MS who have varying levels of disability or activity limitations. Taught in shallow water in a group setting, the emphasis is on fun and independence. Wellness and Recreation programs will begin in October. Registration opens in September.

  7. IN PERSON Health & Wellness


    Wellness Level 1 programs are designed for everyone, including those who may require assistance to participate. These exercises are modified and done from a seated position. If you require assistance, you must bring someone to help you. Wellness Level 2 programs are for those who want to focus on a more advanced fitness regimen. These exercises are done from a standing position or while lying on the floor or mat. Sessions will begin in October. Registration opens in September 12th.

  8. ONLINE Recreation

    Access for All

    The City of New York Parks & Recreation strives to help ALL New Yorkers discover its New nearly 29,000 acres of parks and how they can enrich lives, promoting physical and emotional well-being, and provide venues for fitness and peaceful respite.

  9. WEBCAST Exercise

    Achieving Optimal Wellness: Exercise and Nutrition

  10. ONLINE Recreation

    Independence Care System, ICS

    ICS is a Medicaid-managed long-term care plan licensed by New York State for individuals with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. Their mission is to provide their members with the health and social supports they need to live full and satisfying lives at home, in their own communities. ICS has a unit dedicated to people living with MS and works in collaborations with the NYC-SNY Chapter.