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Now the site is established.......

posted 9 May 2018, 08:26 by Alan B.

Now that this site is established and its content reasonably stable, this section will not be added to and the content of the site will be checked probably every 6 months. The last check took place in May 2018.


Pulling Back

posted 25 Mar 2018, 01:49 by Alan B.

I'm pulling back from stuff at the moment so may not be tending to this site and am unlikely to keep you in touch with things going on in Moray. The best place to go to now is the Facebook page on the Moray MS Community site. Best wishes to all.

Support Group

posted 11 Mar 2018, 01:04 by Alan B.

I haven't posted for ages due to ill-health (not MS!) but am back in action now. Yippee! The Moray MS Support Group had a great meeting last Friday and we have our next meeting on 13th April. To accommodate a new Mindfulness group that the Oaks are hosting the new meeting time for the Support Group is now 10.30am - 12.30pm. Please note this.

MOTOmed opportunity

posted 8 Dec 2017, 06:34 by Alan B.

Firstly, it was such a shame that our December/Xmas meeting had to be cancelled due to the weather. Apologies to those who arrived at the Oaks and found it off - annoying I know. And to those who prepared food. And the weather turned out to be less severe that was forecast! Drat!! There is an appetite to try for the party at our January meeting so we'll try to sort that out after Xmas.

Secondly, Group member Lynn has a wonderful MOTOmed arm and leg exerciser - great for MSers - that she can't use any more. She tells me that it cost £3000 new and she would like it to find a good home in return for a reasonable donation to her favoured charity. Those who have used a Motomed will know of its usefulness. If you don't know the machine  and/or are interested please Contact Us and I will put you in touch with Lynn. You can also go to the Medimotion website HERE for more info.

All the best to you all

Seasonal gripes!

posted 15 Nov 2017, 03:35 by Alan B.

Having just recovered from a UTI and a chest infection (!!) I'm mindful of how the colder, darker days can make us more vulnerable to infections and viruses. And MSers know that extra demands on the body's defences can be punishing. So keep warm, dry and safe. Lots of hand washing helps - as does steering clear of other people's bugs.

So I missed the November meeting of the Moray MS Support Group but I'm on course for the December gathering which will be our usual festive "party". The date is December 8th and the venue is the Oaks as usual. See you there!

Back from Hols!

posted 27 Oct 2017, 02:26 by Alan B.

I've just returned from a great break at Leuchie House, near North Berwick. It's worth a look if you need a break and also have care needs.

The holiday meant I missed the last Support Group meeting so I am looking forward to hearing how it went. 

The next gathering is at the Oaks as usual on November 10th 2017. See you there.

Date for your Diary

posted 8 Sep 2017, 12:38 by Alan B.

Once again the Moray MS Support Group met and enjoyed talks, sharing and good company. The Moray MS Community has also received some generous donations to help us raise the profile of MS in the area, and the challenges facing those affected by the condition. Next month the group will meet Pam Gowans who heads up the new integration board which brings together health services provided by the NHS with Social Care services run by the Moray Council. She is keen to meet us and we will have the chance to hear what the new arrangements are and how we can influence their decision making. So put the date in your diary - Friday 13th October 2017 at 11.00am at The Oaks in Elgin.

September's Support Group

posted 19 Aug 2017, 04:58 by Alan B.

The August meeting of the Moray MS Support Group went well and saw the launch of the Moray MS Community Library - a lending library of books all about MS and how best to manage it. It is housed at the Oaks and available to all.

The next Support Group meeting is Friday 8th September 2017 at 11.00am

Support Group

posted 22 Jul 2017, 05:30 by Alan B.

As promised here are details of the next meeting of the Moray MS Support Group:

Friday 11th August 2017
The Oaks, Elgin.

All are welcome to this friendly, informal group. See you there!

Onwards and Upwards

posted 7 Jul 2017, 01:52 by Alan B.

I haven't posted any news for a while but that doesn't mean there hasn't been activity in Moray. Quite the reverse!! The newly established Moray MS Community has been going from strength to strength. A wee committee has been formed and it meets monthly the week before the Moray MS Support Group which is also buoyant. 

A Library has been created providing a specialist resource on all matters MS. It will be the most complete collection of relevant books in Moray (and quite possibly in Scotland!) and is available as a lending library. It is hosted by the Oaks in Elgin and "opening hours" will be announced shortly.

A Facebook page has been created for the Moray MS  Community and it is there that all the Latest News will be listed. So for latest information on MS-related developments go there and join up. I'll only do posts on this page to remind you of Support Group meetings and with any developments on the website itself. In the meantime - Happy Browsing!

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