Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Support Groups - Simcoe Muskoka Chapter

  • Peer Support
  • Social Gatherings & Recreation
  • Recreation & Fitness
  • Education
  • Health and Wellness

Self-Help/Support Groups

Self-help and support groups are an informal way to link people affected by MS. These programs all have the same goal: to give and receive emotional support and share practical ideas in dealing with the daily challenges that MS presents. Self-help is based on the idea that no one knows more about a problem than those living with it. Each person is an expert, having learned from his/her own experiences. In a self-help or support group, individuals share not only their challenges but also their successes. Sharing and talking with others who have had either the same or similar experiences, helps people discover they are not alone and that there are others who understand what they are going through. Support and self-help programs offer problem solving strategies as well as realistic support, encouragement and hope. For more information about groups listed please call 705-733-0488 or email ms.simcoecounty@mssociety.ca.

Alliston (New Tecumseth and area)

Meetings are every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. in Alliston. Every second week will include a light yoga class. For more information, please contact the chapter office or Elgin Armstrong at 705-435-4198 for more information and location details.

Barrie

Meets every Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. for light exercise, followed by informal support and refreshments. Contact the Chapter at 705-733-0488 for more information and location details.

Orillia

Meetings are held on the second and last Wednesdays of each month from 1:00 p.m. for support, exercise from 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Contact the Chapter at 705-733-0488 or Chris Rankin at 705-242-0787 or gasztold@yahoo.com for more information and location details.

Midland: not currently active; Interested in organizing one? Let us know at 705-733-0488!

Muskoka (Bracebridge): Please contact the chapter office at 705-733-0488 for more information.

Wasaga Beach / Stayner / Collingwood: Meetings are on the third Monday every month (start time: 6:30 p.m.). Contact Patty Barnes cell: 705-446-4731 or the chapter office at 705-733-0488 for more information and location details.

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