If you are attending a support group meeting for the first time, we recommend that you call ahead to confirm that no changes in the schedule have been made. There is no cost to participants, and they are welcome to bring a guest.
Support group leaders rotate meeting locations to accommodate patients and families from different communities.
Newly Diagnosed (2 years or less): Sponsored dinner (no charge) at various restaurants the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Contact Helen Bisdorf at (513) 226-3800
MS ME (Meet & Eat): Sponsored lunch (no charge) at various restaurants first Wednesday of the month at 12 p.m. Contact Helen Bisdorf at (513) 226-3800
MS Evening Friends: Sponsored dinner (no charge) at various restaurants first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Contact Helen Bisdorf at (513) 226-3800
Aquatic Fitness Programs
The University of Cincinnati Campus Recreation Center is home to the free Aquatic Fitness Program for people with multiple sclerosis, a joint effort of the Recreation Center and the Waddell Center. The pool, which is kept at 82 degrees, has zero-depth entry, stairs with railings, and a chair lift. It is housed in a handicapped-accessible, patient-friendly facility.
Aquatic fitness can enhance the overall health of individuals affected by MS. It also can reduce fatigue and improve balance, muscle flexibility and strength.
For more information, or to sign up, please contact Autumn Cleverly at (513) 556-0382.
Art Therapy Program
The Waddell Center for Multiple Sclerosis in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati’s Pre-Art Therapy program is excited to offer a new Art Therapy program for people with MS. The course is designed to enhance the lives of those living with MS through shared creative expression in an inclusive and welcoming environment. Open to participants with or without art experience.
Please RSVP to Veronica DeNoma, MSW, LISW-S (Group size limited to 15 participants)
The National MS Society provides a wealth of information along with resources for patients and families.
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides free services that address the critical needs of people with MS and their families, helping them maintain the best quality of life.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America provides ongoing support and direct services to individuals with MS, their families and their care partners.