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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. IN PERSON Exercise

    Mature Fitness Aquatics for MS (Rochester Area)

    a water exercise program available to the community through Mature Fitness that focuses on increasing flexibility, balance and muscle tone. Participants do not need to be swimmers to enjoy this program. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. St. John's Meadows is located at One Johnsarbor Drive. For more information and pricing, call Jeanne Weber at 585-442-9651

  2. ONLINE Adaptive Equipment

    How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You (.pdf)

    Understand the full range of tools available to stay functionally mobile, comfortable and safe. Offers full-color photos of devices ranging from the simplest cane to the most complex power chair, guidance on how to determine if and when a device might be appropriate, and important safety tips. Introduces readers to assistive technology professionals and outlines the steps involved in a comprehensive evaluation for a wheeled mobility device. (New August 2013)

  3. IN PERSON Exercise

    Binghamton YMCA

    Did you know you can have our Wellness Instructors design a workout program just for you? When you join the Y, three FREE workout orientations are included with your membership. Have you been using the Wellness Center and need a more challenging fitness program? Our instructors will update your exercise program and help your reach your wellness goals. Contact the Wellness Center at either branch and schedule your personal appointment today

  4. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs in MS: An Introduction (.pdf)

    Practical guide to diet supplements for people with MS. Outlines what is and is not known, with references for further study. By Allen Bowling, MD, PhD, and Thomas Stewart, PA-C, MS, JD. (last updated August 2011)

  5. IN PERSON Exercise

    Tai Chi - Tuesdays

    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).

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  6. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Fatigue: What You Should Know (.pdf)

    MS fatigue can be reduced with treatments and self-help. (last updated January 2012)

  7. VIDEO Work

    MS in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers (video)

    This video is a resource for employers, featuring discussions about multiple sclerosis in the workplace.

  8. ONLINE Clinical Trials

    Symptomatic Treatment Trials

    This document outlines Symptomatic Treatment Trials.

  9. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Acupuncture and MS: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    An exploration of what is known and not known about this complementary therapy by Alan Bowling, MD, PhD and Tom Stewart. (last updated 2004)

  10. ONLINE Support and Self Help Groups

    Online Groups

    Online groups bring people together on a regular basis for mutual support, education and camaraderie. groups have different purposes and goals. Groups may focus on support, advocacy, education, or be more social in nature. Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, carepartners, or people who are newly diagnosed.