Due to anticipated inclement weather, all in-person classes and NCCs (Neighborhood Community Centers) for the dates September 26-29 have been canceled. Zoom classes are still scheduled at this time. Check this website for updates.

MS Center of SWFL

Neighborhood Community Centers

Our Neighborhood Community Centers (NCCs) are on the way!

An MS Neighborhood Community Center (NCC) is coming to your town in September! The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida is expanding and providing local access. An NCC day will be held weekly on Mondays in Bonita Springs, Tuesdays in Fort Myers, Wednesdays in Naples, and on Thursdays in Cape Coral. RSVP required.

The Disability Assistance Program is designed to assist our most disabled clients.

Most of these clients are wheelchair bound and some are partially paralyzed.

Sit-to-Stand lifts and Work to Disability assistance are the primary programs. 

Learn more about how you can receive assistance or support the program.

The Center is Open!

Join us in person or online

Mondays at 10:00
Everyday Strength & Balance

Tuesdays
Posture & Strength 10:30
Stretching 11:30

Fourth Fridays
Men’s Support Group

Saturdays
Mat Yoga at 11:30
Chair Yoga at 12:30

RSVP to clientservices@mscenterswfl.org

The MS Center helps patients grow in hope, community, and strength,” says Shannon Diener, MS Center Board Chair, donor, & advocate. “It is a community that helps one another, while keeping their mind and body active so they are more hopeful and stronger.”

The MS Center is a community center that provides valuable resources to individuals, and their families, who are affected by multiple sclerosis.

The center’s goals are to reduce isolation, improve mobility,
and reduce the risk of poor outcomes related to daily living.

Clients of the MS Center can take advantage of the center’s social interaction and wellness programs. Services include case management, connection to resources, MS-focused exercise classes, art therapy, mental health support and coaching, educational activities, and more.

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The MS Center’s service area of Southwest Florida includes an estimated 5,000 people living with multiple sclerosis, along with their affected family and friends.

In 2015, the organization had served 52 people with MS.  

The MS Center now provides free services, information and support to over 500 people annually

“When you walk in the door of the MS Center, there is a positive energy, comradery, and peace. It is amazing to meet other people with MS in a positive atmosphere and be able to give back,” says Lynne S, client of MS Center.

Linda and Ken Sumner,
Art Therapy Program Annual Sponsors

“It’s so important for people to have a place to go, so they’re not isolated or overwhelmed. The MS Center is critical for people who may not have access to help any other way….” Linda Sumner.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS). The disease causes inflammation that damages myelin — the substance that covers and insulates the nerve fibers. When myelin or nerve fibers are damaged or destroyed messages within the CNS are altered or stopped completely. As a result, the patient can suffer from a wide range of symptoms depending on where the damage (or scarring) occurs in the body. Symptoms can range from optic neuritis to the loss of the ability to walk. Severity can also vary widely from person to person.

The disease affects women 3 times more often than men. Most people are diagnosed between ages 20 and 50. An estimated 5000 people are living with MS in Southwest Florida. Over the last 5 years, the Center has attracted an average of 45 new clients each year. 

About

Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida

The Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has served the community since 2000. Its mission is to provide comprehensive care for the mind, body, and spirit of those affected by multiple sclerosis in Southwest Florida. 

The MS Center is not a chapter of a national organization and only serves Southwest Florida.

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