Maintaining a healthy relationship is important but sometimes challenging when a significant other is affected by MS. Relationship Matters offers an interactive series of programs available any time online to help you learn how to improve communication and resolve conflicts; have greater fulfillment in your relationships; manage MS as a team with your partner; and help your relationship thrive.
Jumpstart Your Relationship: Reclaim Your Well-Being
Presented by LuAnn Pierce & Pat Kennedy
First Series: Begins Tuesday, January 4, 2011; 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. ET
January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1 and 8
(Register by Monday, December 20, 2010)
Second Series: Begins Tuesday, March 1, 2011; 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. ET
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5
(Register by Monday, February 14, 2011)
Third Series: Begins Thursday, June 2, 2011; 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 7
(Register by Monday, May 16, 2011)
8 Hours to a Lifetime of Relationship Satisfaction
Presented by Karen and Greg McGreer
Begins Saturday, April 23, 2010; Noon - 2 p.m. ET
April 23rd, 30th, May 7th and 14th
(Register by Thursday, April 7, 2011)
**Please note - You will receive the course materials once you have completed a couple enrollment form and individual relationship assessments.
Conversación y Apoyo para Personas Viviendo con la Esclerosis Múltiple (EM)
La Sociedad Nacional de Esclerosis Múltiple ofrece una vez al mes un grupo telefónico, totalmente en español. Invitamos a las personas hispanas/latinas con EM a participar por teléfono con nosotros, desde la comodidad de su hogar u oficina, en estas llamadas mensuales que son totalmente gratis.
Tome su taza de café, siéntese, escuche y comparta con nosotros las experiencias de vivir con EM.
Aproveche la oportunidad para hablar de sus preocupaciones y conozca a personas que entienden su situación. Los temas serán enfocados en áreas de interés para personas viviendo con EM. Además, invitaremos a expertos de diferentes ramas de especialidad en la EM para conversar sobre temas importantes para Ud.
Para más información o para inscribirse llame al 1-800-344-4867, opción 3
Se aceptarán inscripciones en todas las fechas.
Los martes en 2010-11: Durante la semana de conocimiento sobre la EM
- Dic 14
- Enero 11
- Feb 8
- Marzo 15
- Abril 12
- Mayo 10
- Junio 14
Horario: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Hora estándar del este)
Receso - julio y agosto
Fechas para el resto del año se anunciarán más tarde
Vitamin D: Facts & Research
Thursday, December 16, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The real facts about Vitamin D will be exposed by a world leading Vitamin D researcher.
Presented By: Sylvia Christakos, PhD, UMDNJ
Overview of Progressive MS
Tuesday, January 25, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dorothy Northrop, MSW, ACSW
How to Apply for Jobs in the Federal Government: Webinar
Thursday, January 27, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Ex-rated – practical tips for living well with Progressive MS
Tuesday, February 1, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Speaker: Shelley Peterman Schwarz
Social Security Disability Eligibility and Application Process
Thursday, February 10, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Social Security Disability and Returning to Work
Thursday, February 17, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Reproductive Issues In MS
Wednesday February 16, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Issues regarding planning and raising a family when you have MS.
Presented by: June Halper, APN-C, MSCN, FAAN Executive Director, The Consortium of MS Centers
Jobs with Flexibility
Thursday, February 24, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Practical tips for Managing Challenging MS Symptoms on the Job
Wednesday, March 16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wellness and Work
Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
CCSVI in MS: The Update
Tuesday May 3 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The current facts about this controversial research will be discussed.
Presented by: Konstantin Balashov, MD, The MS Center at Robert Wood Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ
A Tasty Way to Network & Socialize
Meet, network and socialize with others in the MS community while enjoying dessert and a relaxing evening. Share information and learn more about the programs and services available to you. A variety of decadent desserts provided – bring your sweet tooth! Significant others, friends and adult family are welcome (limit – up to 2 adult guests per participant please). FREE!
Chocolate Social in Lewiston, Maine
Friday, February 11, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, ME
Sweet Social in West Roxbury, Mass
Friday, February 11, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
West Roxbury YMCA, West Roxbury, MA
Chocolate Social in Winooski, VT
Saturday, February 12, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
O’Brien Community Center, Winooski, VT
Sweet Social in Portsmouth, NH
Saturday, February 19, 2011, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Community Campus, Portsmouth, NH
This program is handicapped accessible
Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older
Complementary & Alternative Therapies in MS Treatment
“Complementary & Alternative Therapies in MS Treatment” seminar with nationally acclaimed neurologist & author Allen Bowling, MD, PhD was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Springfield, MA, on October 10. The program was a perfect opportunity for those in attendance to have their own questions answered by this expert in the field of complementary therapies used in multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Bowling, Director of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Service at the Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) and Medical Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Service at CNI, spoke about how important conventional medications & treatments are in MS, and how complementary therapies can be utilized along with the disease modifying and symptom management drugs. Topics discussed were exercise, vitamins (including the importance of having vitamin D levels checked), nutrition, stress management, and overall wellness.
Dr. Bowling’s books, “Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis” and “Multiple Sclerosis: The Guide to Treatment and Management” are available through Demos Publications, Amazon.com or through the chapter’s Lending Library online at www.MSnewengland.org.
National MS Society Publications:
- Clear Thinking About Alternative Therapies
- Food for Thought: MS and Nutrition
- Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs in MS: An Introduction
- Acupuncture and MS: The Basic Facts
- Exercise as Part of Everyday Life