Self Help Groups
Support groups allow individuals living with MS to come together to discuss what is important to them. Support groups explore a variety of topics to allow for in-depth discussions and communication with those who know what you are going through. These support systems are great for understanding your own MS by connecting with others who share similar experiences.
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.
Living with MS-Brooklyn
Individuals coping over the long term with a wide range of chronic disease related MS issues including but not limited to more visible MS symptoms.
Group will meet one session per month on a Monday, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Please DO NOT attempt to attend group without prior contact and confirmation from group leader!
New members welcome on a monthly basis.
Register online or call 1-800-344-4867, option 1
Start Date: Monday, December 19, 2016
End Date: Monday, June 19, 2017
You can RSVP for this event online. Please see link below.
September 10, 24 October 1, 22 November 5, 12, 19 December 3, 17
Self-help group for individuals with MS. Please contact Donna Galloway if you are interested.
TIME AND LOCATION UNKNOWN TO PUBLIC CONTACT FACILITATOR
Attending an MS support group makes it much easier to connect with others facing similar challenges related to MS, make new friends and build personal networks of support, and find information about MS-related resources available in your local community.
Please contact the facilitator of the group you wish to attend to learn more about the group and where it meets. If you still have questions about the Chapter’s MS Support Groups after contacting the facilitator, or need help locating a group closest to your home, please contact our Information Resource Center at 1-800-344-4867 and ask to speak with a Service Navigator.
Self-Help group for individuals with MS.
Date rotates each month. Please contact leader prior to attending a meeting to confirm date & time.
Meets in the Special Functions Room.
Every 1st Monday. If a holiday falls on 1st Monday, we will meet the Tuesday after that.