MS Connection Groups or self-help groups bring people together who share common life experiences for support, education and mutual aid. Benefits of participating in a connection group include:
- Learning new information and strategies for confronting problems.
- Finding support from others.
- The opportunity to help others.
- Feeling empowered and more self-confident in coping with challenges.
The Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter of the National MS Society MS Connection Groups focus on support, advocacy, education, and are social in nature. Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, parents with MS, carepartners, or African-Americans.
Members of an MS Connection Groups share a belief that positive personal change happens through individual efforts with the support of others.
Registration is not required.
For people with MS only.
No meetings June - August.
For people with MS and their families who value staying active
Under age 40 welcome, including parents with MS, students and newly diagnosed. Meeting times and locations may change! Please call or email the group prior to attending, to confirm the meeting date and location. (PLEASE NOTE: some groups do not meet every month of the year, or at the holidays.)
Our aim is to provide a safe haven where people living with MS can come together and join in fellowship and understanding. We believe that while each person’s MS experience is unique, we all share a common thread. Our group provides a supportive environment in which we can share our experiences with those who can understand.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss information that may be of interest to our affiliated support groups, please contact the MS Focus Support Group Program staff at (888) 673-6287, or email@example.com.
Please call before attending a meeting to confirm time and location.