Educational Events 2017

Educational Events 2017

The MS Society of SA & NT provide a series of education programs focussed on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping you up to date with latest information and research. The 2017 program details are updated regularly, please check back often.

Family and friends are also welcome to attend our education seminars.

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. The dates, times and venues are current however details may need to be changed. Please ensure you check details when registering.

Staff visits to country locations

Port Pirie Information Session provided by the MS Society, Coloplast and the Independent Living Centre (ILC)

Continence Confidence – bladder and bowel care and management

Tuesday 16 May, 11.00am – 1.00pm

GP Plus Health Care Centre, Gertrude Street, Port Pirie

This session aims to provide the knowledge and resources needed to develop care management plans for continence issues, so that people have the confidence to undertake their daily activities. The continence nurse and ILC occupational therapist will cover topics including behaviours to promote continence health, the medications that do and don’t help, and other options. There will be time for Q&A and to view and feel a variety of continence products. People are also invited to visit the ILC caravan (which will be parked at GP Plus), before or after the session, to view their display of assisted technology – small to large items to assist with the tasks of daily living.

The ILC display and the seminar will be of interest to people with MS, their families, carers and the general public, and all are invited to attend.

Please RSVP by Monday 8 May 2017 to MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or msassist@ms.asn.au

A similar session will be offered in Alice Springs on Wednesday 2nd August 2017, ring MS Assist for the details.

World MS Day 2017

Please join us as we celebrate World MS Day and the telling of our MS stories.


This will be followed by the launch of the book: Multiple Sclerosis: Many Stories, Many Symptoms

When: Wednesday 31 May 2017, 4.00pm to 6.30pm
Where: Torrens Rowing Club, Victoria Drive, Adelaide

Please join us as we celebrate World MS Day and the telling of our MS stories. Find out more.

Come'n Try

The MS Society has been fortunate to receive funding from Grants SA to provide some special experiences for our members. Throughout May and June a number of activities will be offered in various locations and subsidised by this grant. Bring the family; as no matter what your skill or fitness level you will all be able to ‘give it a try’.


​Creative Writing Workshops – Write Yourself Well

When: Sunday 21 May and 4 June, 11.00am - 12.30pm
Where: Prince Albert Hotel, 109 Murray Street, Gawler.

The hotel has good food and great coffee. Please bring a pen, paper and your creative energies.

Ring Carolyn on 0418 806 490 if you can come along.

Come'n'Try Lawn Bowls

“You need to get out and give things a go, it is better than sitting at home feeling sorry for yourself” Kevin, MS member, lawn bowler, aged 66

This is a family day introduction to lawn bowls, something that all ages and abilities can enjoy. Come alone or bring the family, to one or both, of these events. Both clubs have bowlers (members) with MS and no previous experience is required.

When: Has been delayed until the warmer weather, maybe a Sunday morning in October
Where: Hawthorn Lawn Bowls Club, 86A Monmouth Road, Hawthorn

and/or

When: Saturday 24 June, 10.00am for a 10.30am start
Where: Para Hills Bowling Club, 92 Bridge Rd, Para Hills

The clubs will provide all the equipment, cold drinks, tea and coffee and a BBQ lunch (gold coin donation). Club members will be there to help/teach you bowl and you will be welcome to stay on to join the social bowls from 12.30pm (at Para Hills). All you need to do is wear flat soled shoes!

Please RSVP by Friday 16 June for Para Hills to MS Assist on 1800 812 311 or msassist@ms.asn.au

​Come'n'Try Kayaking in the Port River

When: Saturday 10 June, 2 sessions to choose from 10.30am or 1.00pm
Where: Port River, behind Garden Island

A 2 hour session on the Port River, behind Garden Island. Winter days can be calm and beautiful on the Port River and expect to see some dolphins up close. You will be in double kayaks; even if you are a wheelchair user or have reduced arm function you can go kayaking, as you can be paired with an able bodied person. The number of people each session is capped at 16 and they will be in 8 2-person kayaks. In each kayak there would need to be an able bodied paddler. Children from the age of 4 are also welcome.

There will be 2 instructors and MS staff to help out. Lifejackets etc are provided and even a spray jackets if needed. For those relying on public transport a transfer can be arranged from the Port Adelaide Visitor Centre (close to bus and train transport). If the weather is poor (inclement) don’t panic, the event will be re-scheduled!

Please call MS Assist 1800 812 311 or email msassist@ms.asn.au for further details and to book your berth.

Other Come'n'Try activities planned

Drawing Classes

(Pencil to charcoal, ink to pastel)

When: Wednesdays 14 and 21 June, 10.00am to 12.00pm
Where: The Mill Studio, Angas Street, Adelaide

Dance, seated or standing

When/Where:
Clarence Park - Fridays 16 and 23 June, 9.30am to 11.00am
Goolwa - Thursday 29 June 6 July, 11.15am to 12.15pm
Port Noarlunga - Fridays 16 and 23 June, 11.00am to 12.00pm

Looking to get more involved in the MS Society?

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