OCTOBER 2017
The  Alaska Multiple Sclerosis Center promotes a healthy and active lifestyle for Alaskans living with MS by  providing educational workshops and seminars, recreational and social opportunities, as well as regular fitness sessions based on current treatment, research and available resources.


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MS NEWS  


ACTION REQUEST
YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR THESE TWO BIG EVENTS.  MORE DETAILS BELOW...





EVENTS FOR THE MONTH AHEAD

Adaptive Aquatics
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:30 am - 3:00 pm 
Saturdays
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Location: YMCA, 5353 Lake Otis Pkwy., Anchorage

 

Facilitator: Antonia Fowler, LPT, MSCS

 

No charge, but please sign in at front desk

(Instructor available by appointment)

 

Water therapy can burn calories, improve balance, increase range of motion, take stress off joints and tone muscle.

 


Healing Yoga - Wasilla
Fridays
October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th

Location:  ANJALI Yoga Room, 280 Main St., Wasilla

Time: 10:35 -11:30 am

Instructor: Linda Ransom

Cost: AMSC will pay $5/class, while the participant is asked to donate further.

Registration is necessary so please call 373-9644 or email: anjaliyogaroom@yahoo.com

  
  
Board Meeting
Tuesday
October 17th

Quarterly gathering for Executive Officers and Directors

Time:  6:00 - 7:15 pm

Location:  Providence Hospital, Tower B, Room B01

   

UW Medicine MS Center - Education Series
Wednesday
October 18th
 
Presentations are held in  Seattle on the third Wednesday of each month, but Alaskans can participate by webinar from the comfort of home!

This is an interactive discussion about MS, work, disability benefits and planning an employment exit strategy.

Time: 5:00 - 6:15 pm Alaska Time, 6:00 pm Pacific

Topic: When Is It Time To Stop Working?
 
Presenter:
Joe Stuckey, MS, CRC, Rehabilitation Counselor, UW MS Center

Adaptive Abilities Fair
Saturday
October 21st

The event is FREE, but please preregister to 907.929.2567 or alaskamscenter@gmail.com

Meet providers and experts who will share their knowledge, advice, techniques, and equipment to help physically challenged Alaskans live a more independent, fuller life.

Vendors and representatives from community organizations will also be available. Come for a few hours or the entire day.

Registration: 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Lecture Schedule:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Location:
Providence Health Park
3851 Piper St., Anchorage
Tower U, Rooms 2281 and 2285


   
 
4th Annual Zombie Flash Mob
Saturday
October 28th

This event is in cooperation with Underground Dance Company, and in conjunction with "Trick or Treat Street" by Anchorage Downtown Partnership.

Cost: $10
Each participant will be asked to get pledges with some great prizes for the Top 5 fundraisers!

Rehearsals:
Thursdays, 7:30 m at 701 W. 58th Ave., Anchorage
October 12
October 19
October 26 (Practice in Costume)

Performances:
2:00 pm, Peratrovich Park at 4th and E
2:30 pm, Town Square Park at 5th and E

After-party:
3:00 - 5:00 pm, Fat Ptarmigan at 441 W. 5th, Anchorage



Halloween
Tuesday
October 31

This is a time for candy, costumes, pumpkins, bonfires, parties, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.

Be careful of children in neighborhoods and be safe!


Picture Of The Month

BP Health Fair

This is our information booth in the atrium at BP Alaska on September 12th.

Jessie Lavoie, Board President, and Board Member Tina Stair welcome employees wanting to learn more about MS.

If you have a special photo or captured memorable moment, please share with us.

Remember... YOU can certainly send a picture, email or even make a special post to our social media sites and you may just see yourself and/or those you care about in this space!


Weekly updates are NOW sent as a regular email on Sundays

Our monthly newsletters should arrive on or around the first day of the month

3300 Providence Dr., Suite B04
Anchorage, AK 99508