ALASKA MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CENTER INC

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: 3340 Providence Dr Ste 552 % Vickie Dodge-Pamplin Anchorage AK 99508 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first learned of the AMSC through my childhood friend, who was diagnosed just after we graduated highschool in 1992. The AMSC has proven to be a wonderful experience for her as well as me. There is a support group that meets monthly, and the AMSC has many social functions to get MS people together. There are also exercise programs designed especially for people living with MS. All of this is possible on a very small budget due to active volunteers. There is also an extensive library with various literature on the nature of MS, how to live with it, and information about the different drugs available to MS patients. The AMSC gives their clients help and hope for a better way of living with MS.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This charity is a by the members and for the members organization. All people with Ms are welcome to join and even those with other neurolgical disorders have joined in the fun. We promote a better quality of life by teaching classes in strategies to deal with the condition, invite speakers with great knowlege and experience in the field to give informative talks on the various symptoms of the disease and therapies available. We have all kinds of fun programs that are adapted to the needs of MS sufferers, such as horseback riding, yoga, masssage, chair exercises a swimming program and others. We have art therapy classes like water color painting and life boards with collages. It's also a wonderful place to meet for support group or a tea party and other social events with others who are similarly effected by this disease. Our library is full of information and there is wonderful peer support available. I really enjoy the time I spend there and Know that it greatly imroves my quality of life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My depression has lessened greatly since I joined. My overall health has improved and instead of hiding from life am now fully involved, even working part time. I've lost my self-consciousness, made many friends and had a positive impact on them as well.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get even more people involved in it, get more people to donate to it and spend even more time there.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The wonderful friends I've made.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

People just like me!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have clones of itself in every large and medium sized town in Alaska.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to enjoy it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The economy. funding is necessary but hard to come by.

One thing I'd also say is that...

If you're not a "joiner" and don't come in and see what there is here for you, you ae missing something that can change your life so much for the better.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The Alaska MS Center is a place of compassion, support and inspiration to everyone who walks in the door or calls on the phone! The atmosphere amongst the board members is one of trying to do the best they can for all Alaskans living with MS, their co-operation with other community organizations striving to support the same goals is exemplary and their dedication in volunteering hours at home retruning personal emails, providing exercise and health and wellness programs thru the community, and their endless forays to health fairs to help educate the people of Alaska as to the nature of the disease and the treatments available is astounding!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

participation in classes offered for watercolor , yoga, healthy living and the water fitness program for the last 6 years.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the compassion of the staff nd board members!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, knowledgeable, and always willing to listen.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

establish a gym and classrooms where people could attend classes or workout regularly to better their health,and physical & mental well being

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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