Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Site: Chatham-Kent Chapter

Service: Recently Diagnosed With MS Support Group

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-676-7420
Toll Free Phone 1-800-268-7582
After Hours Phone 519-676-7420
Fax 519-676-7420
Primary Contact Nelda Renkema, Coordinator Client Services; Email:
Alternate Contact Sheila Clements, Chairperson; Phone: 519-351-2008
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Aa leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life * The Chatham-Kent MS Chapter supports MS patients and contributes funds for MS approved research; It is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors and the main fund raising activities are the annual MS Walk in April and bingos every month * Upon request our Client Services Coordinator will make home visits to provide information, support and referral to the person with MS and family members * Equipment from storage is available on loan, with the recommendation of an Occupational Therapist * Funding is available for services such as house cleaning and respite care. * Funding assistance is available for that portion of new equipment not covered by government programs or personal insurance * Horseback riding in the summer is available * Support groups are available in various communities in Chatham-Kent and a caregiver support group is available in Chatham * Education is offered to professional trainees, community agencies or anyone upon request.
Meetings Chatham; Wallaceburg; Bothwell call Nelda 519-676-7420 for dates and times of support meetings
Areas Served Chatham-Kent
Eligibility Male; Female; Infants; Toddlers; Children; Youth; Adults; Seniors
Application By phone; Arrange home visit/assessment; No referral needed; No waiting list
Languages English
Fees Membership - Membership fee of $10 per year which can be waived for low income clients who request it
Agency Information
Established Chatham-Kent Chapter 1968; MS Society founded in 1948
Primary Executive Sheila Clements, Chapter Chair; Phone: 519-351-2008
Funding Fundraising ; Donations
Elections At Annual General Meeting in May
Site Information
Located In Community Chatham-Kent
Mailing Address c/o Chatham-Kent MS Chapter 
PO Box 365 
Chatham, ON N7M 5K5
Accessibility Not Applicable - No physical location - staff and volunteers work from their own homes
Other Details
Print Material pamphlets; free newsletter produced for members only 6 times/year