FALL 2012 PROGRAMS & SERVICES IN YOUR COMMUNITY
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FALL PREVENTION
Saturday, October 13 & October 27, 2012 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Lunch at Yaks included! The Rose Center 3278 Bechelli Lane Redding, CA www.therosecenter.com
Studies indicate that falls are quite common among people with MS and are often associated with injuries and negative impact on quality of life. Join us for a two-day interactive fall prevention class designed for people with MS. Through this course, participants will: • Increase their awareness of the prevalence of falls among people with MS and the risk factors that may contribute to falls. • Identify strategies they can employ to prevent falls and develop a fall prevention action plan. • Engage in and develop a home fitness plan that addresses balance, endurance, and strength, aimed at reducing fall risk. • Increase their confidence in minimizing fall risk and in managing falls if they do occur. • Identify additional community resources to implement a fall prevention action plan. You must be available to attend both days of the workshop. A completed, signed
medical waiver by your doctor is required to participate. Please Note: This course is designed for those who are currently walking independently with a cane or one crutch. If you are using a scooter or a walker, even intermittently, this workshop is not a fit for your fall prevention needs. Please contact your physical therapist for an individualized appointment and plan to maximize your mobility. Pre-registration is required and a completed signed medical waiver is needed prior to the first day of class. To register, please call 800-344-4867 or register online at www. nationalMSsociety.org/can.
Free From Falls is coming to Sacramento in January! More details to come.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES FALL 2012
NOTE: Community events are not offered or endorsed by the National MS Society. This information is offered as a courtesy to our clients.
MUSIC FOR MOVEMENT Saturday, October 13, 2012 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM Chico Women’s Club 592 East Third Street Chico, CA Join DiFY Productions for an evening of music, art, food and vendors from the campus and community, while helping create a world free of MS. Visit www. musicformovementchico.com for details.
CORK 4 A CURE
Friday, October 19, 2012 5:30 -8:00 PM Vintner’s Cellar (Hwy 50 & Hazel in the Nimbus Winery) Join us for a wine bottling experience & raise funds for MS. Guests will enjoy wine tastings and light appetizers, one bottle of wine with commemorative label, a raffle ticket for a party of six wine tasting, and more! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kimberly at 916-595-9750 for ticket prices.
CogniFitness is a fun and educational 7-week series that will help you keep the mind moving and develop new techniques to strengthen your cognitive skills. Throughout
the course you will learn to: • Facilitate focus and concentration. • Improve memory using new strategies. • Improve organization, problem solving & critical thinking skills. • Manage cognitive fatigue. Offered in two locations this fall: Chico Wednesday, October 3 - November, 14, 2012 6:00 - 7:30 PM Independent Living Services of Northern California The Jennifer Roberts Building 1161 East Avenue Carmichael Saturdays, October 6 - November 17, 2012 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mercy San Juan Medical Center 6555 Coyle Avenue Room 145 Pre-registration is required. To register and learn about pricing, please call 800-344-4867, or visit us online at www.nationalMSsociety. org/can.
TREATMENT OPTIONS AND MS: WHERE WE ARE & WHERE WE’RE GOING Tuesday, October 16, 2012 6:30 - 8:00 PM Mercy San Juan Medical Center Lukens Auditorium 6555 Coyle Ave Carmichael, CA
Do you need a treatment? How long do you need to continue treatment? What about the new pills for MS? This program will help you
REGISTER AT NATIONALMSSOCIETY.ORG/CAN | 1-800-344-4867 evaluate your treatment plan and understand options that are right for you. Join Dr. John Schafer, Director of the Mercy MS Clinic at Mercy San Juan, and get an update about MS treatment options and what is on the forefront to manage MS. Dinner will be served. Preregistration is required. To register, please visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/can or call 800344-4867.
HEALTHY COOKING DEMONSTRATION WITH LIA HUBER Saturday, October 13, 2012 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM East Bay Restaurant Supply, Inc. 522 North 12th Street Sacramento, CA
Looking for nutritious, new recipes and adaptive techniques to make cooking less tiring? Join us for a demonstration cooking class led by Chef Lia Huber, founder & CEO of Nourish Network. Lia Huber believes you don’t have to be a chef or “foodie” to cook fabulous-tasting food and you don’t need to be a nutritionist to make healthy choices. She is a widely-published writer and recipe developer for national food magazines like Cooking Light, Prevention and Health, and appears frequently on television and in person to spread the Nourish message. During our 2-1/2 hour class, Lia will show you simple techniques for choosing and using fresh, seasonal ingredients to make nourishing meals every night, while giving you a taste of how tempting healthy food can be. For more about Lia’s “Nourish” philosophy, check out her website www.nourishnetwork.com.
Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, October 10. To register and learn about pricing, please call 800-344-4867, or visit us online at www.nationalMSsociety.org/can.
SELF-HELP GROUPS BUTTE COUNTY
Chico, Amy 530-863-7818 or Tracy 530-343-3623
EL DORADO COUNTY
Placerville , Doris 530-622-5673
Grass Valley, Phyllis 530-432-3504
Auburn, Ruth 530-888-8388 Lincoln, Marilyn 916-434-6898
Carmichael: Minimal Symptoms Group, Peter 916-989-1364 Elk Grove, Letitia 916-896-7764 or Dorothy 916-684-6849 or Willie 916-684-1677 Carmichael: Moving on with MS, Annette 916-715-4973 or Irene 916-536-9116 or Sylvia 916-349-1324 Sacramento: MS Sisters (men welcome too), Kim 916-821-6133 or Chelsea 916-289-6543 or Stephanie 916-215-5356
HOPE 4 MS, Beth 530-246-8404 or Patricia 530-222-7277 or Pat 530-357-3585
Vacaville, Marian 707-422-7515 or Willie 707-689-7814
Yuba City, Evon 530-701-2189
10 NEWLY DIAGNOSED ORIENTATIONS
Are you newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis? A diagnosis of MS can create many unexpected emotions that leave you with a strong need to understand the changes you may be facing. The Northern California Chapter is pleased to present two opportunities to address the most common concerns for people who are newly diagnosed. These orientations provide an excellent opportunity to have any questions you may wish to ask answered and learn more about the resources available to people living with multiple sclerosis.
ONLINE NEWLY DIAGNOSED ORIENTATION
Thursday, November 8, 2012 6:00 - 7:30 PM This web-based program will be conducted by Dr. Elizabeth Crabtree, Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at UCSF and Director of Patient Program Development at UCSF’s MS Center. A phone and computer with internet access will be necessary to join this program. Pre-registration is not required.
IN-PERSON NEWLY DIAGNOSED ORIENTATION
Thursday, November 1, 2012 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM Mercy San Juan Medical Offices 6555 Coyle Ave Room 145 Carmichael, CA Join National MS Society Community Development Manager, Ann Johnson and Edie Happs RN and Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse and discover resources and get answers to your MS questions.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES FALL 2012
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY
Free From Falls - October 2 (8-week series) Town Hall Meeting - October 24 Newly Diagnosed Orientation - November 6 Christmas at the Gallo Center - November 27
GREATER BAY AREA Yoga for MS & Wellness multiple dates & times Program for Stress & Pain Management Starts October 9 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - October 11 (8-week series) Newly Diagnosed Orientation - November 7
SOUTH BAY AREA
Horse Power: Living Strong with MS October 4 (6-week series) Newly Diagnosed Orientation - November 5 Trim the Tree - November 13
NORTH BAY AREA
CogniFitness - 2 locations & dates I Don’t Have Time for the Challenges of MS- November 6 Newly Diagnosed Orientation - November 7 To view a complete listing of Northern California programs & services, please visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/can.