Educational Events 2019

Educational Events 2019

Educational Events 2019

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 2019 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 [email protected]. Please ensure you check details when registering.

Port Pirie exercise group

When: Wednesdays, 11am
Where: Thrive Health Centre, Port Pirie

The MS Society has partnered with Thrive Health Centre to offer modified exercise classes for MS members in Port Pirie. This class offers a combination of cardiovascular and resistance training, balance, and fun activities.

MS staff visit Bordertown

When: Thursday 16 May
Where: Bordertown (venue TBC)

Join our MS staff on the Limestone Coast, to share information about living with MS, and learn more about health management.

Continence education session - Darwin

When: May 2019 (date TBC)
Where: Darwin, Northern Territory (venue TBC)

The MS Society SA/NT has received a grant from Continence Foundation Australia to hold a continence education session in 2019! Join our MS continence nurse to learn more about continence management options.

Barossa exercise group - Expressions of interest

When: TBC
Where: Nurioopta, venue TBC

Let us know if you are interested in joining regular group exercise sessions, run by a physiotherapist, to increase your fitness, strength, balance and mobility.

Wellness series - Expressions of interest

Week 1: Diet and fitness
Week 2: Stress management
Week 3: Fatigue management
Week 4: Sleep hygiene

Many people are keen to know what they can do to stay well. Let us know if you are interested in joining us for four group workshops which include a 30 minute fitness activity and 45 minutes of interactive information about the topic of the week.

NEW hydrotherapy classes - Expressions of interest

Daw Park
When: Thursday afternoons
Where: Repatriation Hospital, Daw Park

Glen Osmond
When: TBC
Where: StateSwim, 548 Portrush Rd, Glen Osmond

Let us know if you are interested in joining us for weekly water-based exercise groups. Hydrotherapy is a fun and gentle way to increase strength and mobility. Exercising in water helps keep body temperatures down which is important if you are sensitive to heat.

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 Development Coordinator Kate at [email protected] to express your interest or to find out more.