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.



Aqua exercise classes - Salisbury

When: Tuesdays (11, 11:45am, 2pm), Thursdays (10, 11am, 2pm), Saturdays (8:15, 9:15am)
Where: Northcare physio, Salisbury Plains
Cost: $10 (concession/pension $9)

An experienced instructor will go through slower paced exercise classes in the pool. Allow 20 minutes before your first class to fill in paperwork. Contact MS Assist on 1800 812 311 to speak to MS physio Margot for more information.



Balance and Mobility for Falls Prevention

Mount Barker
When: Tuesdays 19 March - 23 April OR 18 June - 23 July, 10am-12 midday
Where: Mount Barker, venue TBA

Murray Bridge
When: Wednesdays 20 March - 24 April OR 19 June - 24 July, 10am-12 midday
Where: Carers SA, 95 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge

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.