Surprisingly there are several areas where no local support groups exist.  While there are quite a few in Monroe County several areas of the community do not have a support group.

Notably:  Spencerport, Chili, Gates, Henrietta, Brighton, Fairport, East Rochester, Penfield & Perinton.  Surrounding regions including Palmyra, Macedon and Brockport also have no support groups.  We would encourage any of you to contact The Upstate NY Chapter of The National Multiple Sclerosis Society to speak to them about forming a support group.

These in person get together’s can be very rewarding.  Sure,  I realize that having MS constantly in my front window can be disconcerting but these support groups do a great deal more than just talk MS.  Friendships are established and when someone needs a friend WHO UNDERSTANDS how MS impacts well… all we do really there is simply nothing comparable.

Thats the BEST things that these private MS groups provide and its simply priceless, people face to face who understand.

This website, MCMS flies under the same banner.  Inform, assist, help and communicate.  We all can learn so much from one another and most of us are there, dealing day to day with whats on our plate.  Who better to understand, comfort and be there than others who sit at that exact same table.

We here at MCMS are not adverse to whatever the community wishes to discuss.  If women want a place to just talk women stuff online or men that men stuff, we will put it in place for you.

If you have a operate a support group that is not listed below please let The Upstate Chapter of The National Multiple Sclerosis Society know.

Should any of the great people operating these support groups or even those who attend wish to author content for MC MS please contact us.

If you would like your support group to have its own section within MCMS please let us know to discuss it.

LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPS

Morning / Afternoon Support Groups:

Group:

Rochester “But You Look So Good” Self-Help Group

Event: Recurring – 2nd Tuesday of the month
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Support group for people living with MS.
In person event
Location: National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Chapter Office
1000 Elmwood Ave., Suite 900
Rochester, NY 14620
Contact: Shari Mazzella
Director, Programs & Services
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Shari.mazzella@nmss.org
800-344-4867
Map: [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”0b37354e80″ width=”100%” height=”350″ zoom=”17″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” enablegeolocationmarker=”false” enablemarkerclustering=”false” addmarkermashup=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”43.125648,-77.612107{}5-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” distanceunits=”miles” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”]

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Group:

Rochester Self Help Group

Event: Recurring – 2nd Wednesday of the month
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Support group for people living with MS.
In person event
Location: National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Chapter Office
1000 Elmwood Ave., Suite 900
Rochester, NY 14620
Contact: Shari Mazzella
Director, Programs & Services
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Shari.mazzella@nmss.org
800-344-4867
Map: [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”0b37354e80″ width=”100%” height=”350″ zoom=”17″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” enablegeolocationmarker=”false” enablemarkerclustering=”false” addmarkermashup=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”43.125648,-77.612107{}5-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” distanceunits=”miles” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”]

 

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Group:

Greece MS Support Group

Event: Recurring – 2nd Monday of the month
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Support group for people living with MS.
In person event
Location: SoHo Bagel Café
1520 W. Ridge Rd.
Stoneridge Plaza
Rochester, NY 14615
Contact: Shari Mazzella
Director, Programs & Services
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Shari.mazzella@nmss.org
800-344-4867
Map: [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”501e3f8a10″ width=”100%” height=”350″ zoom=”17″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” enablegeolocationmarker=”false” enablemarkerclustering=”false” addmarkermashup=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”43.20722,-77.666138{}1-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” distanceunits=”miles” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”]

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Group:

Greece MS Support Group

Event: Recurring – 4th Monday of the month
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Support group for people living with MS.
In person event
Location: Greece United Methodist Church
1924 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14626
Contact: Shari Mazzella
Director, Programs & Services
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Shari.mazzella@nmss.org
800-344-4867
Map: [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”3eb1c847b7″ width=”100%” height=”350″ zoom=”17″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” enablegeolocationmarker=”false” enablemarkerclustering=”false” addmarkermashup=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”43.2242457,-77.6950567{}1-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” distanceunits=”miles” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”]

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Group:

Parma / Hilton Self-Help Support Group

Event: Recurring – 3rd Wednesday of the month
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Support group for people living with MS.
In person event
Location: Parma Town Hall
1300 Hilton Parma Rd.
Hilton, NY 14468
Contact: Dee Mascari
Dee.mascari@nmss.org
800-344-4867
Map: [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”4edd5677e5″ width=”100%” height=”350″ zoom=”17″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” enablegeolocationmarker=”false” enablemarkerclustering=”false” addmarkermashup=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”43.252566,-77.789417{}5-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” distanceunits=”miles” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”]

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Group:

Webster NY RAMS Self-Help Group

Event: Recurring – 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Support group for people living with MS.
In person event
Location: Immanual Lutheran Church
131 W. Main St.
Webster, NY 14580
Contact: Dee Mascari
Dee.mascari@nmss.org
800-344-4867
Map: [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”5cfcc1972d” width=”100%” height=”350″ zoom=”17″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” enablegeolocationmarker=”false” enablemarkerclustering=”false” addmarkermashup=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”43.212117,-77.435868{}5-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” distanceunits=”miles” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”]

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Group:

Webster MS Support Group

Event: Recurring – 3rd Thursday of the month
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Support group for people living with MS.
In person event
Location: Immanual Lutheran Church
131 W. Main St.
Webster, NY 14580
Contact: Dee Mascari
Dee.mascari@nmss.org
800-344-4867
Map: [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”fdb55ce855″ width=”100%” height=”350″ zoom=”17″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” enablegeolocationmarker=”false” enablemarkerclustering=”false” addmarkermashup=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”43.206815,-77.5046464{}5-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” distanceunits=”miles” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”]

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Group:

Livingston County Social Support Group

Event: Recurring – 2nd Tuesday of the month
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Support group for people living with MS.
In person event
Location: Tom Wahl’s
280 East Main St.
Avon, NY 14414
Contact: Dee Mascari
Dee.mascari@nmss.org
800-344-4867
Map: [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”06b87c9e02″ width=”100%” height=”350″ zoom=”17″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” enablegeolocationmarker=”false” enablemarkerclustering=”false” addmarkermashup=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”42.9096975,-77.7323419{}5-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” distanceunits=”miles” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”]

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Evening Support Groups

Group:

Rochester Family and Friends Self Help Group

Event: Recurring -1st Wednesday of the month
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Support group for people living with MS.
In person event
Location: Al Sigl Center
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Lower Level Conference Room
Rochester, NY 14620
Contact: Dee Mascari
Dee.mascari@nmss.org
800-344-4867
Map: [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”0b37354e80″ width=”100%” height=”350″ zoom=”17″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” enablegeolocationmarker=”false” enablemarkerclustering=”false” addmarkermashup=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”43.125648,-77.612107{}5-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” distanceunits=”miles” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”]

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Group:

Rochester Men’s Self Help Group

Event: Recurring -3rd Wednesday of the month
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Support group for people living with MS.
In person event
Location: National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyNational Multiple Sclerosis Society Chapter Office
1000 Elmwood Ave., Suite 900
Rochester, NY
Contact: Dee Mascari
Dee.mascari@nmss.org
800-344-4867
Map: [google-map-v3 shortcodeid=”0b37354e80″ width=”100%” height=”350″ zoom=”17″ maptype=”roadmap” mapalign=”center” directionhint=”false” language=”default” poweredby=”false” maptypecontrol=”true” pancontrol=”true” zoomcontrol=”true” scalecontrol=”true” streetviewcontrol=”true” scrollwheelcontrol=”false” draggable=”true” tiltfourtyfive=”false” enablegeolocationmarker=”false” enablemarkerclustering=”false” addmarkermashup=”false” addmarkermashupbubble=”false” addmarkerlist=”43.125648,-77.612107{}5-default.png” bubbleautopan=”true” distanceunits=”miles” showbike=”false” showtraffic=”false” showpanoramio=”false”]

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Group:

Rochester 20 & 30 Something’s Self Help Group

Event: Recurring – 2nd Tuesday of the month
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Support group for people living with MS.
In person event
Location: Location varies. Call for more information
Contact: Shari Mazzella
Director, Programs & Services
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Shari.mazzella@nmss.org
800-344-4867
Map: Location varies. Call for more information