COVID-19 Update: March 26, 2020

At the Rocky Mountain MS Center, our top priority is always the health and safety of individuals and families living with MS. Now more than ever, we know it's important to do everything we can to continue to provide quality care, education, and support for you. We truly are all in this together and we want you to know that we are here for you.

To safeguard our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our employees are temporarily working from home. Our partners at the RMMSC at University of Colorado are continuing to provide excellent care to patients primarily through telehealth visits. Our King Adult Day Enrichment Program (KADEP) and our hydrotherapy program have been temporarily suspended. Our team is staying connected with our day program clients through online programming and resources. Our MS 101 classes and counseling sessions are being conducted online.

Below are resources and upcoming programs that we hope will be helpful for you.  

>> COVID-19 and MS Informational Overview

We've collected information specific to our MS community on our website, where you can stay informed with the latest updates we have for you. CLICK HERE. 

>> COVID-19 and MS Q & A Virtual Town Hall

Dr. Enrique Alvarez conducted a virtual Q&A session last week, focused on how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting the MS Community. We've archived the entire hour-long presentation on our YouTube channel. CLICK HERE.

>> Webinar -- MS, COVID-19, and Uncertainty: Ideas, Support, and Resources for Managing Mental Health

Having MS is difficult in and of itself, let alone while we all navigate the current state of affairs regarding COVID-19. Join us live online, Tuesday, March 31, starting at 10 a.m. mountain time for a webinar with Elissa Berlinger, licensed clinical social worker and MS educator. The ever-changing news and information can be overwhelming and anxiety inducing. In this webinar, we will explore ways to manage the uncertainty and unknown, how stress can impact MS symptoms, ways to take care of yourself and your needs while you are staying home, and provide some resources and ideas to support you in this difficult time. There will be time for Q&A at the end. CLICK HERE to register.

>> Spring Education Summit has been Moved to a Virtual Livestream Event on Saturday, May 16  

Our virtual Spring Education Summit will now take place on Saturday, May 16th, and will be conducted via livestream on our YouTube channel. If you have already signed up for the Summit either in person or via livestream, your registration will automatically move to the new date, you do not need to re-register. We hope you’ll tune in and join us for a great program. CLICK HERE to register.

>> MSYPN Virtual Meeting

Have you been meaning to check out our MS Young Professionals Network or are you currently a member missing our in person meetings? Join us for our virtual MSYPN meeting via Zoom on Monday, April 6th at 6 p.m. mountain time. This virtual meeting will include an overview of COVID-19 & MS with Dr. Enrique Alvarez, a discussion on mental health with the current landscape with Elissa Belinger, LCSW & MS Educator, and information on resources and how to stay connected. To join MSYPN and get information on connecting for our vistual meeting, connect with us on Facebook. CLICK HERE.

>> RMMSC's COVID-19 Resource List

Staying connected, active, and calm during these difficult times is challenging, but we have been so grateful to find so many amazing and creative resources and online programming being offered right now. We have compiled a list of those resources including ways to stay active at home, fun things to do online (tours, concerts, educational activities, zoo cams, and more!), opportunities to socialize virtually, mental health resources, food and supply links, and volunteering opportunities. CLICK HERE.

Thank you for all you are doing to keep our community safe and healthy. We will get through this together. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions. We will continue to do our best to deliver meaningful services to you and your family.

Your Rocky Mountain MS Center Team