MS Support Groups Simi Valley, T.O, Santa Clarita, Downey and Lakewood

Thanks to support group co-leader Ken Thurman for sending us the latest updates for Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Santa Clarita MS support groups. Please provide your group information and we’ll post it here.

While attending a support group may not be a good fit for everyone, most people find it helpful to talk with others who are in the same situation. Benefits of participating in support groups may include:

– Feeling less lonely, isolated or judged
– Gaining a sense of empowerment and control
– Improving your coping skills and sense of adjustment
– Talking openly and honestly about your feelings
– Reducing distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue
– Developing a clearer understanding of what to expect with your situation
– Getting practical advice or information about treatment options
– Comparing notes about resources, such as doctors and alternative options

MS Support Groups

Simi Valley

When: every first Monday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm

Where: Cornerstone Community Church, 2080 Winifred St, Simi Valley, CA 93063 – in class room #10

Thousand Oaks

When: every second Monday of the month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Where: Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Santa Clarita

When: every second Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Where:Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 22508 Copper Hill Dr, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

 Downey

When: Every Thursday – except when temperatures are over 85 degrees

10:00 AM – 2:15 PM

Where: 7601 W. Imperial HWY. ,
Bldg. 900. Room 10
Downey, CA 90242

Contact person: Staci  (213) 343-9962

Long Beach/ Lakewood

MS  Support Group meetings, 3rd Sundays, except July & August, 1:00-3:00 pm, Mae Boyar Park Activity Room, 6701 E. Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood. Contact: Fran Itkoff, 562/925-4405

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