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 Please ensure you check details when registering.

Sleep Workshops

When: Wednesdays 3, 10, 17, 24 October, 10am-12:30pm
Where: MS Society Head Office, 341 North East Road, Hillcrest

Did you know... a 20 minute nap can help you feel refreshed, that sunlight affects your sleep cycle, or that you can buy sensor lights for your toilet?

The occupational therapy team are running a 4 week educational series about sleep to answer your pressing questions: What is sleep? Why do people have difficulty sleeping? What can I do about it?

The first session is Wednesday October 3rd to coincide with Sleep Awareness Week. It is expected that you will attend all 4 workshops to gain full value from the program.

Structure: A small group workshop, total session time 2.5 hours. There will be a break half way through with drinks and morning tea.

Please contact MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or if you would like to attend or want more information.

National Carers' Week Morning Tea

When: Monday 15 October, 10:30am
Where: MS Society Head Office, Hillcrest
RSVP by: Monday 8 October

National Carers Week is about recognising and celebrating the outstanding contribution unpaid carers make to our nation. Join us for a delicious morning tea to celebrate an unpaid carer in your life, while Carers SA talk about the supports available for carers.

Employment Forum

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

This is a great opportunity for those who are considering leaving the workforce to hear from industry experts. Join us to hear from experts on workplace insurances and superannuation, workplace support consultants, and the Centrelink Financial Information Service.

Wellness Series

When: Saturdays 3, 10 ,17, 24 November, 9:30-11am
Where: MS Society Head Office, Hillcrest

Week 1: Diet and fitness (with a dietitian and MS physios)
Week 2: Stress management (with a mindfulness instructor)
Week 3: Fatigue management (with an MS occupational therapist)
Week 4: Sleep Hygiene (with an MS occupational therapist)

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

Staying Steady - Balance and Mobility for Falls Prevention

Gawler course:
When: Wednesdays 7 November – 12 December, 12:30-2:30pm
Where: STARplex Wellness and Rehabilitation Centre, Wellbeing Studio, Evanston Park

Hillcrest course:
When: Thursdays 8 November – 13 December, 10:30am-12:30pm OR 1:30-3:30pm
Where: MS Society SA/NT Head Office, 341 North East Road, Hillcrest

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.

Client Christmas Lunch

Christmas in Adelaide
When: Tuesday 4 December, 12 midday
Where: Klemzig Community Hall

Christmas in Darwin
When: Sunday 2 December, 12:00pm
Where: Shillelaghs Restaurant, Winnellie

Join us for good food and excellent company, with the highly accomplished High Spirits Harmony singers performing Christmas carols in Adelaide.

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 to express your interest or to find out more.