The Central & Eastern Virginia Chapter recognizes that self help groups and social networking opportunities play a major role in helping those living with the challenges of MS. Self help groups and social networking opprotunties provide an avenue for connection, optimism, education, personal change, advocacy and friendship.
Self Help Groups:
Our self help groups are composed of individuals with MS, family members, and friends and are led by trained volunteers. The members of each group give input and determine the group’s meeting agenda and topics of discussion; therefore, each group is distinctive.
We recommend contacting the group leader or chapter in advance if you would like to attend as groups are sometimes canceled or meeting times/locations change based on meeting space availability.
If you do not find a group that is convenient to you, and you think you might like to start one, contact the Chapter 804-353-5008 or 757-490-9627.
My Solutions for MS:
My Solutions for MS is a compassionate group of individuals in their 20s and 30s living with multiple sclerosis. It provides an important networking opportunity for individuals working to balance their life—including school, careers, relationships and families—and issues that arise due to a diagnosis of MS. The group primarily connects with each other through Facebook and email but as interest grows, face-to-face social events and gatherings will be held.
As a My Solutions member, you will:
- Stay connected with other members everyday on our Facebook page;
- Share thoughts and participate in weekly discussion topics;
- Learn about MS related events happening in our area; and
- Develop new relationships and make friends who, just like you, understand the daily challenges of being young with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
To become a member, click the button below and complete the questionnaire. You will be contacted by email and/or phone to confirm your registration, and a link to the Facebook group will be sent.
If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Ramirez at email@example.com or (804) 591-3038.
(PLEASE NOTE: This is a special group designed for younger adults under forty years of age. All participants will be screened by Chapter staff prior to full registration to ensure they comply with the age requirements.)