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 msassist@ms.asn.au. 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: 30 May 2019
Session 1: 2:30-3:30pm
World MS Day celebration: 3:30-5:30pm
Repeat session: 5:30-6:30pm
Where: Nightcliff Community Centre, 18 Bauhinia St Nightcliff, Darwin

Join us to learn about continence and MS and good habits to help with bladder & bowel issues. Great tips to help with managing toilet troubles at work, home and travel.

Proudly supported by the Continence Foundation of Australia – Community Health Promotion Grants Program 2018-2019.



Barossa exercise group

When: Tuesdays 10 - 11am
Where: Country Wide Health, 5 Atze Parade, Nuriootpa

The MS Society has partnered with Country Wide Health to offer modified exercise classes for MS members in the Barossa Valley. This class offers a combination of cardiovascular and resistance training, balance, and fun activities.



Wellness series - Expressions of interest

Week 1: Physio
Week 2: Diet
Week 3: Fatigue management
Week 4: Stress management

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. The workshops will take place in four different locations: Hillcrest, Thebarton, Mt Barker and Fullarton.



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 kmoran@ms.asn.au to express your interest or to find out more.