Patient Resources

Support Groups

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.

Class Information

Dates:   April 2 – November 21, 2019

Tuesdays and Thursdays

11:00 am—11:45 am

11:45 am—12:30 pm

*With no class on April 4, July 4, July 25, August 8, August 20, August 22 , November  5*

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Autumn Cleverly

Contact:, (p) 513-556-0382

Please email doctor referrals to

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.

Class Information

Dates:   September 16 – December 2, 2019

1st and 3rd Monday of the month

Time:     11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Please RSVP to Veronica DeNoma, MSW, LISW-S (Group size limited to 15 participants)

Contact:, (p) 513-475-4804


Online Resources

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.

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