Support Partners Series
Join us for this quarterly series designed for support partners of people with MS. Connect with other support partners, enjoy lively discussions, learn valuable information about ways to cope with challenges, and have fun and be inspired.
Providing emotional or physical support to someone with a chronic illness like MS can be deeply satisfying, but sometimes distressing and now and then simply overwhelming. The strain of balancing employment and life, child-rearing, and increased responsibilities can lead to feelings of guilt, frustration, and fear. This four part series will address the specific needs, challenges, and well-being of spouses, partners, family, and friends of those affected by MS. Support partners can be drawn more closely together by their shared concerns and collaborative efforts.
Amy Martin is a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the Fort Collins community for over a decade. Her husband has been diagnosed with MS for 16 years. He inspires her to be mindful of staying in the present moment, taking one day at a time, and moving forward despite the obstacles life brings. Amy enjoys making art, leading art therapy groups for clients and finding new ways to connect with others and give back to the community.
Time/Date: Meets quarterly from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Place: Rustic Oven, 2350 East Harmony RoadFort Collins, CO 80528
Appetizers will be served.
These programs are specifically designed for spouses, partners, caregivers, family and friends of those living with MS. We would like to provide the opportunity for support partners to talk openly about their concerns. Financial assistance for respite care can be requested by contacting the Fort Collins office at 970-482-5016.
Please register for EACH topic that interests you.
Monday, November 5th - Managing Stress
Monday, February 4th - Maintaining Your Own Identity and Self Well-Being
Monday, May 6th - Conquering Fears
Monday, September 9th - Nurturing Relationships