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A Monthly Support Group

In Bellingham, WA

For Anyone Living With Multiple Sclerosis

 

Every Second Sunday
5-7pm 
Community Meeting Room
@ Coop Bakery Cafe

405 E Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225

(This calendar includes ALL ms-related events in the greater Bellingham area)

2019 Calendar:

Jan 13 – New Year’s Resolutions
What’s your formula for success?
Setting goals for our health and wellness in the new year

Feb 10 – Pursuing Your Passions
Hobbies, social life, and professional goals : Being our best selves
Led by Candice Elmore
(cancelled – will revisit this topic)

March 10 – Diets for MS
Which ones help the most, recipe sharing, food-prep, meal-planning. Potluck! Paleo, KETO, Swank and Wahls, distilling the best parts.

April 6th – (sat) MS Walk
Join our “MS My Way” team or form your own with friends and family!
9am at Zuanich Park in Bellingham
Official registration here: https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/WASWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=30634

April 14 – Mental Health
Addressing MS as a traumatic brain injury, the occurrence of clinical depression with MS, and the critical need to stay engaged with community and social networks.

May 12 – Invisible Illness
Tools for communicating about a disability that can’t be seen
*(conflicts with Mother’s Day – resched?)

June 9 – Assembling Your Pit Crew
Healthcare, housing, social security, mental health, healthcare managers, navigating bureaucracy, and accessing alternative medicine. We all do better when we have a professional support team.

July 14 – The Nitty-Gritty
Tools for dealing with the everyday symptoms of MS, and finding humor in the struggle.

August 11 – The Latest Research
Sharing the newest, latest research on MS and which treatments show the best results.
Guest Speaker from National MS Society: TBA

Sept 7-8 – BIKE MS – Join us for the Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic 2019
Join us to cheer on our team for the 2019 Bike MS: 2019 Deception Pass Classic.
https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/WASBikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=30243

October 13 – Connecting with Larger Organizations & Resources
Guest Speaker: Laurie Johnsoh, chapter president of the National MS Society
MS Society locally and around the world.

November 10 – Tending our Relationships
Living in right-relationship with our support networks and caregivers.

December 8 – Wrapping Up the Year
Recap and reflections of the past year. What works, what doesn’t work, and what did we learn?

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