Tuesday, July 03, 2007

"Shared Voices" MS Society Newsletter great source of tips

Shared Voices is an excellent newsletter published by the MS Society of Canada's Lower Mainland chapter. The Summer 2007 issue is packed with terrific information for people living with MS—much of it of interest to people with other types of disabilities or health conditions as well. Copies are available at the website. Check out this issue for the following items and more:

  • tips for keeping cool during the summer heat (p. 1-2)
  • a report on a Nordic Pole Walking Workshop at the WestEnd MS Support Group (p.3)
  • Lower Mainland Chapter educational workshop September 22nd 2007 (p. 4)
  • A Light-hearted Parody of Your Summer Horoscope (p. 6-7)
  • information about accessible pools, beaches, and musical events in the Lower Mainland
  • Massage and more ... information about the West Coast College of Massage Therapy's Inreach Program for people living with MS. Over a 14-week term, massage therapy students provide weekly 60 minute massages (under supervision). "Besides the many benefits of massage, a mini support group usually develops. Some have found their fear of becoming less mobile lessens when they see those who use various aids—canes, walkers, wheelchairs and scooters—living successfully." (p. 5)
  • Therapeutic and Research Issues: Mitoxantrone (might-oh-zan-trone) (p. 4)
Note: The West Coast College of Massage Therapy is located in New Westminster. Each massage is $10.00. The program is currently full, but if you're interested, call Brenda at 604-451-8616 to be placed on a cancellation list.