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Saturday, October 24, 2015
Services and Programs offered by the National MS Society - Ohio Valley Chapter
PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE NATIONAL MS SOCIETY
Educational Scholarships: The National MS Scholarship exists to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent living with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.
Carol M Peterson Housing Fund: Provides funds for accessibility rehabilitation and emergency repairs for low and moderate income special needs and elderly homeowners in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennesse. Through this Housing Fund, the FHLBank provides grants up to $7,500 per homeowner to fund accessibility and emergency repairs. Program submission occurs in May 2016.
Journey Club: Journey Club is an interactive program for children ages 6-12 and their parents. The program provides education about MS and encourages open communication and expression of feelings about the changes that may happen in a family when the diagnosis of MS is present.
Relationship Matters: 8-hour workshop designed to address the needs of couples living with MS. Topics include: effective communication and listening skills, problem solving and conflict resolution, and managing relationships proactively. Workshop led by Dr. Amy Sullivan from the Cleveland Clinic.
Everyday Matters: The program aims to empower, educate and equip members of the MS community with inspiring examples, tools and resources to help put positive psychology to work in their own lives.
Free From Falls: Program developed to increase awareness of prevalence of falls and factors that may contribute to falls, identify strategies to prevent falls & develop a fall prevention action plan, and engage in and develop a home fitness plan aimed at reducing fall risk
Holiday Cheer: Holiday program that provides gifts, food, and decorations for families living with MS
Support Groups: Life with MS Groups provide opportunities to gain peer support and receive information about the latest research, treatments, and services available to those with MS. The group experience helps members to become more empowered to cope with the challenges of their MS in a supportive and confidential environment
National Telelearning Series: Telelearning series provides information and guidance on current matters essential to living one’s best life with MS. The program offers seven different topics annually. Each free telelearning will feature topic-area expert(s) by phone with online presentations and Q&A session. Presenters are subject to change.
Health and Wellness: The Society currently has two aquatics programs being offered for those living with MS; 1 at University of Dayton and 1 at University of Cincinnati.
Walk MS / Bike MS: Walk and Bike MS connects people living with MS and those that care about them. When you participate in this community event, the funds you raise give hope to those living with MS!
SERVICES OFFERED BY THE NATIONAL MS SOCIETY
IRC: The Information and Referral Center is dedicated to providing the most timely, accurate, and consistent information available about MS. This center is often the first point of contact for those living with MS who decide to reach out to the Society for information and resources. IRC members can assist individuals with intake and assessment, FMLA and disability, Social Security, disease related information, treatment and research updates, referral to community resources, connections to programs and services, crisis intervention, and education materials.
Financial Assistance: Program offers guidance, leverage and resources to help contain the financial impact of MS. The program was developed to bring meaningful financial assistance to people living with MS, with emphasis on helping people maintain their independence, safety, health and quality of life.
Care Management: . CareStar's partnership with the MS Society centers on improving the quality of life for those with high needs related to their multiple sclerosis. The case management services are client centered and the scope of our services change greatly based on each clients specific needs. We provide services to clients of any age in the Ohio Valley and Kentucky suffering from multiple sclerosis.
Contact: 1-800-344-4867 or visit www.nationalmssociety.org
Ohio Valley Chapter Contact:
Programs and Services Manager
(513) 657 7006