Gardening with MS

"I’m writing this at the end of May after all my annuals have been planted or hung on hooks, creating an instant garden where there was only barren earth and debris. By now, my perennials have leafed out and started blooming, too. Together they bring a festival of color to the eye of anyone who passes. This is partly why I make the effort every year. For the simple pleasure a flower can bring. Not one person is immune..."

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Wende Carver
Exercising your options

"Dan Melfi was used to bicycling up and down mountains in his home state of Colorado when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009 at age 58. Now, he needs some assistance to walk—a walker, scooter, forearm crutches and, occasionally, a wheelchair. He’s a bigger advocate than ever of an active lifestyle. He goes to an MS swim class twice a week, which he enjoys because it helps him move all parts of his body without fear of falling, and he practices yoga..."

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Wende Carver
Common MS Drug Can Bring Longer, Healthier Life

"An older but still common multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment has an unexpected perk: It not only quells symptoms, but patients may also live longer. New research revealed that patients taking a beta interferon drug for more than three years were likely to live longer than those who took one for a shorter time or who didn't take one at all...."

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Wende Carver
Functional Living for Those Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Wednesday, June 21 join us at The Williams Inn, 1090 Main Street, Williamstown, MA.This program includes dinner and a presentation by Jane Edge, MS, OTR/L, DipCOT,SROT. Jane is an Occupational Therapist We hope you can join us for this free and informational program. 5:30 p.m. Registration 6:00 p.m. Welcome/Dinner 6:30 p.m. Presentation: Functional Living for Those Living with Multiple Sclerosis 7:45 p.m. Questions and Answers 8:15 p.m. Closing Remarks and Evaluation Pickup

Pre-register to: dbriggs1@msresource.org or jbombardier@msresource.org; also can call (413)664-2011)

We hope you can join us.

Thank you to Sanofi/Genzyme for your support.

NewsDonna Briggs