2013 Employment Teleconference Series: Career Decisions and MS
A series of six teleconferences on a variety of topics regarding employment and MS. Each teleconference is accessible via a toll-free number. You can participate in several calls or just the one that interests you. All calls are from 7 - 8 p.m. This program is FREE,
- January 16 - Should I Work from Home or Start My Own Business?
- January 30 - Is it Time? Deciding to Change Careers or Stop Working
- February 13 - Deciding how to Plan your Job Search? Employers Share how they find Employees.
- February 27 - Should I Work? Work from Home Options for those on Social Security Disability
- March 13 - The Impact of Health Insurance on Career Decisions
- March 27 - How to talk about MS to your Employer
To register: Call 1-800-344-4867 or register online through the calender.
High school seniors who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS are eligible for the Society’s scholarship program. Awards range from $1,000-$3,000; a small number of four-year awards are offered. Applications for 2013 scholarships will be accepted (online only) until January 15, 2013. For more info, visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship or call us at 1-800-344-4867.
In 2012, our Chapter was able to fund scholarships locally for 16 students throughout our four states. Two of the students have MS, and the others have a parent with MS.
Would you like to contribute?
A large part of the support that keeps the scholarship program helping students comes from individual donors. To find out how you can help, visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship and click “Support the Program.”
Great Activities Planned For MS Awareness Week!
March 11-17, 2013
What are you doing?
- Create a video to share your connection to MS. Post your MS Awareness Home Video on YouTube!
- Update your Facebook Status about MS.
- Post on Twitter about MS.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
- Raise MS aWEARness by wearing orange. Need something new? Visit the Society Store on line.
- Sign up to volunteer at an upcoming chapter event.
- Form a team: Bike MS, Walk MS, or Challenge Walk.
- Donate: Support the Society — every donation moves us closer to a world free of MS.
- Spread the Word: Tell five people it’s MS Awareness Week and ask them to tell five more people.
- The Chapter will post online a prepared story about MS that you can submit to a hospital or company newsletter.
- Distribute MS Awareness Week buckslips.
Recent Addition to the Dora Lipcon Lending Library in the Van Houten MS Resource Center
Life on Wheels, Second Edition: The A to Z Guide to Living Fully with Mobility Issues (2009). This book offers a road map to navigating the lifelong, complex, and fascinating road of the disability experience. Life on Wheels is an invaluable guidebook for those with mobility disability, offering practical information on how to adapt your home, choose a wheelchair, take care of your body, explore your sexuality, and much more!
Staying Healthy with Vitamins and Oral Supplements (NMSS Teleconference Series, 9/13/12). Speaker: Patricia Melville, NP-C; Stony Brook MS Care Center, Stony Brook, NY. Learn about the benefits of oral supplements and discuss some of the most commonly used vitamins, minerals, and herbs.
Day of Service
YORK, MAINE Oct. 13: University of New England students clean windows, weed, and garden for an 84 year old man with MS.
NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS October 27: Light housework, washing windows, and organizing books.
NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE October 13: Prepping the yard for the winter. Weeding, raking, and installing a swing set.
WILLISTON, VERMONT November 3: Organizing and cleaning the house, donating eight boxes of shoes and clothing.
“Programs without borders and community-based programs.” No matter where you live, you can access programs and services by telephone and the internet. Plus, there are in-person programs nearby in most communities.
Teleconference: The Spectrum of MS
Free call for people living with MS and their families.
Below The Belt: Bladder and Bowel Issues in MS
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 6:30 – 7: 30 p.m.
Christine St. Laurent, MSN, RN, MSCN
MS certified nurse, formerly clinic nurse coordinator at MS Center at Sturdy Memorial Hospital.
Learn about common bladder and bowel issues that can arise with MS, and ways to treat and cope with them. Call 800-344-4867 for more information.
Help is a Call Away — 800-344-4867
No matter where you live, if you have questions about multiple sclerosis, an MS Navigator can help you. Submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, mailing address, and phone number. Or call us toll free, 800 344 4867, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find resources for all of the following, and much more!
- REFERRALS to Neurologists, MS Clinical Centers, Legal Services, Mental Health Providers, Allied Health Professionals, Housing Needs, Self Help and Support Groups
- RESOURCES for Medical Equipment, Home Modifications, Transportation, Independent Living, Financial Assistance
- PROGRAMS in Home Care and Day Care, Recreation and Wellness
- COUNSELING for Employment, Insurance, and Public Benefits
Wellness Scholarship Program
Scholarships are available for classes in yoga, tai chi, aquatics, and physical fitness. Find out about instructors in your area. Visit our website, >Programs & Services>In Your Community> Physical Wellness.
Keep S’myelin is published quarterly by the National MS Society for children 5 - 10 years old and their relatives who have MS. Games, fun, and information. To sign up, call the chapter or email: email@example.com.
In Touch Phone Groups
These professionally facilitated support groups meet monthly by telephone. Listen, learn and talk to other people with MS from the comfort of your home.
- Third Monday/month with Denise Riel, LICSW
- Second Tuesday/month with Allison Troy, LICSW
- First Wednesday/month with Ronnie Gullette, MEd, LMHC, LSW
Call 800-344-4867 for more information.
For people with MS, run by people with MS. Share common experiences and concerns, provide and receive emotional support, and obtain information on coping with MS. To find a group in your area, visit MSnewengland.org.
MS Learn Online
Free webcasts, podcasts, and online conferences. Visit the Multimedia Library at nationalMSsociety,org.
Offers case management services to help stabilize client and family during times of difficulty or crisis. To learn more, call 800-344-4867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.