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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 One-on-one Peer Support

    MSFriends

    The MSFriends program connects you with volunteers living with MS. The common bond of living with MS creates a unique connection. MSFriends volunteers complete a rigorous screening and training program and are focused on the needs of those who call for support.

  2. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    MS and Pregnancy (.pdf)

    Covers pregnancy, delivery, nursing, hormones, and questions about the disease-modifying drugs. (last updated May 2006)

  3. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bladder Dysfunction (video)

    This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses diagnosing bladder problems associated with multiple sclerosis and strategies for managing the symptoms.

  4. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Guidelines for the Outside Meeting Support Program (.pdf)

    This document provides guidelines for the National MS Society's support of meetings, workshops and conferences.

  5. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Southtowns MS Club Self Help Group

    Self-help group for people living with MS.

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  6. TELEPHONE Financial Assistance

    Financial Assistance

    Multiple sclerosis creates a range of challenges that are not just physical, but financial. Some people living with MS face short-term financial crises which makes it difficult for them to obtain critical equipment, home/auto modifications, or other items to accommodate their needs. The National MS Society Upstate New York Chapter’s Financial Assistance Program offers resources to help alleviate the financial impact of MS.

  7. 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

  8. 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)

  9. 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

  10. 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)

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