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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 Exercise

    Stretch and Strength for MS

    Come and explore this exercise class safely and at your own pace. Increasing your muscle flexibility and strength can help improve coordination, balance and endurance. Most exercises can be done seated. Instructor Barb Cacia, BS Ed, holds classes at the Pieters Family Life Center in Henrietta.

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  2. PRINT Mobility & Accessibility

    Affordable Accessible Housing

    A Guide for People with MS In Upstate New York

  3. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Less Common Symptoms (video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features a discussion with Stephen Krieger, MD, who talks about less common symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

  4. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Pain (video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses pain associated with multiple sclerosis, the types of pain, and options for managing it.

  5. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Rochester Men's Self Help Group

    Self-help group for people living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    Rochester, NY 14620See Map
  6. IN PERSON MS Education

    Training Opportunities

    The Upstate New York Chapter conducts in-service training programs for healthcare professionals in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, long-term care facilities, independent living agencies, home health agencies and employment related organizations. We can customize in-service presentations to the needs of the group. To schedule an in-service training program email nyr@nmss.org

  7. IN PERSON Exercise

    Sportsfocus Wellness Program (Buffalo Area)

    The Sportsfocus Wellness Program offers a variety of exercises for individuals with neurologic challenges. A physical therapist will see you for an assessment and discuss your exercise goals, then design an exercise program to meet your specific needs and abilities. The programs consist of a variety of stretching, strengthening, and aerobic exercises in a fun filled atmosphere.

  8. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Otsego-Delaware Self Help Group

    Self-help group for people living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    Oneonta, NY 13820See Map
  9. IN PERSON Exercise

    SportsNet, a division of Rochester Rehabilitation Center (Rochester Area)

    provides sports and recreation opportunities for people with physical disabilities by collaborating with community organizations. People with or without disabilities can enjoy a schedule of “Try-it” clinics and ongoing programs including golf, sailing, power wheelchair soccer, sled hockey, wheelchair basketball, outrigger canoeing and cycling.

  10. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Clear Thinking About Alternative Therapies (.pdf)

    Facts and common misconceptions, plus practical ways to evaluate benefits and risks. By Virginia Foster. (last updated August 2011)

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