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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

    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.

  2. 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
  3. 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.

  4. 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)

  5. ONLINE Exercise

    Exercise as Part of Everyday Life (.pdf)

    Physical activity can be a regular part of staying healthy if you have MS. Includes tips on handling MS symptoms. By Mary Harmon. (last updated December 2011)

  6. VIDEO Family and Relationships

    MS & Pregnancy: Kara's Story Part 1 (video)

    This video features part one of a discussion about pregnancy and multiple sclerosis.

  7. IN PERSON Exercise

    Tai Chi - Fridays

    This is a collaborative program offered by NMSS, SportsNet and the Pieters Family Life Center. Tai Chi is an internal Martial Art. It is now primarily practiced for health, flexibility and fitness (body and mind).

    Multiple Dates
  8. ONLINE Financial Planning

    Adapting: Financial Planning for a Life with MS (.pdf)

    Addresses financial organization, planning, insurance options, employment concerns, and benefit issues important to people with MS and their families; provides information for the future and to meet financial challenges that often accompany life with MS. 72-pages. (This guide is a collaboration of the National Endowment for Financial Education, the National MS Society, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.)*published prior to the enactment of the ACA.

  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Rochester 20 & 30 Something's Self Help Group

    Self-help group for people living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
  10. PRINT Community

    101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas For Wheelers And Slow Walkers (book)

    101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is the first guidebook dedicated exclusively to wheelchair-accessible destinations, lodgings and recreational opportunities. Penned by Candy B. Harrington, the editor of Emerging Horizons, this new title focuses on the vacation planning needs of wheelchair-users and slow walkers.

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