Educational Events 2018

Educational Events 2018

Educational Events 2018

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of SA and NT strives to promote social inclusion, community participation, health and wellness education, friendship, and fun for people with MS with a number of ‘come and try’ activities, and information and education sessions on offer throughout the year.

Whether you are newly diagnosed and looking for information about the supports available to you, or looking for ways to live well with your MS, we have a range of education sessions available to you. The MS Society has also been fortunate to receive funding from Grants SA to provide some special 'come and try' experiences for our members. Costs to participate are subsidised by the grant.

The 2018 program details are updated regularly, so please check back often. Registration is essential. Confirmation letters are provided 1-2 weeks before each seminar or workshop. If you do not receive a confirmation for a session you plan to attend, please notify MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or email msassist@ms.asn.au. Please ensure you check details when registering.



Staying Steady - Balance and Mobility for Falls Prevention

Hillcrest course:
When: Wednesdays 5 September – 10 October, 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: MS Society Head Office, 341 North East Road, Hillcrest
Cost: $10 per person, per class

Angle Park course:
When: Thursdays 6 September – 11 October, 12-2:00pm
Where: Neuromoves, The Parks Recreation and Sports Centre, 46 Cowan Street, Angle Park
Cost: $10 per person, per class

Please join us for our next six week Balance and Mobility for Falls Prevention courses and learn exercises and strategies aimed at improving your balance and mobility to reduce the risk of falling.

Classes will be led by Professor Sheila Lennon, a neuro physiotherapist from Flinders University, with over 38 years of clinical experience, education and research. Participants will need to be able to stand for 30 seconds and walk independently in a room, with or without a walking aid, to benefit from these exercises.

These small group classes (of no more than eight people) will span over a six week period with one two-hour class per week - participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions to experience the full benefits. Classes will include one hour of exercise, plus an education session on falls, balance and mobility with peer group discussion. All participants will receive an exercise workbook, which will include an individually tailored program to practice at home.

Contact MS Assist on 1800 812 311 to register your interest, or find out more.



MS Staff head to the Riverland

When: Wednesday 8 August, 6:30pm
Where: Big River Golf Club, Berri

Please join our MS staff and members, for a meal and conversation in Berri.

This is a great chance for our MS members in the Riverland to come together to share stories and experiences about living with MS. Our MS staff will also share the latest information in health management to help you live well with your MS.



Seminar for the Newly Diagnosed

When: Wednesday 19 September, 6:30pm

With guest speaker, Neurologist Dr Lesley-Anne Hall, this is a great opportunity for those who have recently been diagnosed to learn more about MS, treatments and research, and the supports available.



Employment Forum

When: Monday 24 September, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Thebarton Community Centre, Torrensville

Join us and hear from experts on issues such as workplace rights, disclosure, available supports, and how to maximise workplace insurance and superannuation.



Employment Forum

When: Tuesday 23 October, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Thebarton Community Centre, Torrensville

Join us to hear from experts on workplace insurances and superannuation, workplace support consultants, and the Centrelink Financial Information Service.



Staying Steady - Balance and Mobility for Falls Prevention

Gawler course:
When: Wednesdays 7 November – 12 December, 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Gawler, location TBA
Cost: $10 per person, per class

Angle Park course:
When: Thursdays 8 November – 6 December, 12-2:00pm
Where: Neuromoves, The Parks Recreation and Sports Centre, 46 Cowan Street, Angle Park
Cost: $10 per person, per class

Please join us for our next six week Balance and Mobility for Falls Prevention courses and learn exercises and strategies aimed at improving your balance and mobility to reduce the risk of falling.

Classes will be led by Professor Sheila Lennon, a neuro physiotherapist from Flinders University, with over 38 years of clinical experience, education and research. Participants will need to be able to stand for 30 seconds and walk independently in a room, with or without a walking aid, to benefit from these exercises.

These small group classes (of no more than eight people) will span over a six week period with one two-hour class per week - participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions to experience the full benefits. Classes will include one hour of exercise, plus an education session on falls, balance and mobility with peer group discussion. All participants will receive an exercise workbook, which will include an individually tailored program to practice at home.

Contact MS Assist on 1800 812 311 to register your interest, or find out more.


Looking to get more involved in the MS Society?

We have a number of events, information sessions and activities in the works; all that's missing is you! If you think you would be interested in a gardening group, a tai chi class or a singing group, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator Mary-Anne at medge@ms.asn.au to express your interest or to find out more.