Listen, Connect and Share with Others!
The Long Island Chapter sponsors a network of community self help groups facilitated by people with MS for people with MS or caregivers of a person with MS. These groups provide an opportunity to share information, discuss common concerns, and have fun! Members of self-help groups share a belief that positive change happens through individual efforts with the support of others. The benefit of these groups is the opportunity to:
- Learn new information and strategies for confronting problems.
- Find reassurance and support from others with similar life experiences.
- Develop personal insights and achieving personal growth.
- Guest speakers sharing their expertise.
- The opportunity to be helpful to others.
- Feeling less isolated.
- Learn to express feelings better and to be more sensitive to the feelings of others.
- Feel empowered and more self-confident in coping with challenges.
- Develop a connection to a community and personal identification with a social group.
To join one of these very special groups, please contact the peer facilitator before attending a meeting.
Bayshore - Let's Be Positive
2nd Tuesday of the month
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Marie (631) 277-6552 or (516) 297-9331
This group is for people with a diagnosis of MS and their current caregiver.
*Please call if interested.
Socializing with MS
Brookhaven Hospital, Conference Room 2A
2nd Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
Susie (631) 766-0829
But You Look So Good
Mel (516) 582-6270
7:00 - 8:30 p.m., 1st Monday of the month
Hewlett East Rockaway Jewish Center
295 Main Street
This group will meet to celebrate and discuss how MS may affect us and explore how others may see us, as well as how we see ourselves.
1st Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Theresia (631) 288-2161
1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 12:00 p.m.
Tom (516) 220-4869
Are you employed? Looking for work? Thinking about entering the workforce?
Join us as we explore the many challenges of MS and the work place.
350 W. Jericho Turnpike
First Saturday of every month, 11:00 a.m.
Diner is handicapped accessible and reasonably priced (separate checks).
Donna - (516) 643-2155
Paul (631) 666-0982
Reaching for that Silver Lining
Harborfields Public Library
31 Broadway (Kitchen Meeting Room)
1st Wednesday of the month, 1:00 -2:30 p.m.
Dennis (631) 495-0512
Fran (631) 470-0584
Balancing Your Changes
Grace Lutheran Church
240 Mastic Road
2nd Thursday of the month - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Last Wednesday of the month - 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Melissa (516) 991-3653
A New Generation of MS
Long Island Chapter Office
40 Marcus Drive, Suite 100
1st Tuesday and 3rd Sunday of the month
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Amy (631) 252-3485
881 Walt Whitman Road
4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
Tracy (516) 792-1567
Robin (516) 812-0153
You Look So Good
58 South Service Road, Suite 400
3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Vic (631) 755-1638
East End Care Partners Support Group
Steve (631) 241-7332
St. William the Abbot Rectory Meeting Room
Alternate Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.
Jim (516) 826-8514
Nancy (516) 489-9163
MS Support Group
St. Frances de Chantal Parish
3rd Tuesday of the month
11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Donna (516) 679-8797
Teresa (516) 312-6171
Kathy (516) 221-2880
Aimee (516) 841-4090
MS Friends - "Friends Helping Friends" - Available 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to Midnight. Telephone helpline staffed with trained volunteers who live with MS. 1-888-MS FRIENDS (673-7436)
Cafe con Leche: Telephone-based support group for native Spanish speakers. Topics focus on areas of interest to people living with MS. Additionally, experts from different areas of specialization in MS will join the group to speak about important topics in MS care.
Have MS for more than 10 years and have trouble coping?
Call Sal (516) 752-1116.
Trouble leaving your home?
Call Eileen at (516) 579-5097.
Call Karleen, RN at (516) 873-9220 between 6-8 p.m.
Want to talk about your spiritual journey as you live with MS? call Sister Mary Jo at (631) 928-2975 leave message until 8:00 p.m.
Living, Coping and Understanding MS?
Call Rosemarie at (516) 937-9069 anytime
Living with MS - A Conversation
Call Rochelle Cohn at (212) 222-4635, Monday through Friday.
Leave a name, number and message and she will return your call.