MS Society offers new self-help group, family getaway in Alexandria this fall
Aug. 27, 2008
Contact: Emily Wilson
MINNEAPOLIS — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter hosts a weekend getaway for families affected by multiple sclerosis Oct. 10 to 12 at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, Minn. The chapter also introduces the “MS Many Stories Coffee Group,” a new self-help group for people with MS, which meets monthly in Alexandria starting Sept. 22.
The Family Getaway is for families with a parent or guardian who has MS. At the getaway, families enjoy entertainment and recreation while learning to live positively with MS. To complete an interest form, visit http://www.mssociety.org/ or call 612-335-7970. The deadline to submit interest forms is Friday, Sept. 19. For more information, contact Timothy Holtz at 612-335-7930 or tholtz@MSsociety.org.
The “MS Many Stories Coffee Group,” a new, informal self-help group, is designed to help people with MS learn more about the disease, develop strategies for addressing problems and enjoy support from others living with MS. The group meets the fourth Monday of every month at 10:30 a.m., starting Sept. 22, at the Daily Grind House of Java in Alexandria, 518 Broadway St. For more information, contact Deb at 320-859-5610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can reduce future disease activity and improve quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis. Talk to your health care professional and contact the National MS Society at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/ or 1-800-344-4867 to learn about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.