Keep S’myelin, the Midcoast’s MS awareness group, will meet Thursday, June 1, at 11:30 a.m. at MaineHealth Care at Home, 170 Pleasant St. This meeting will be the last one until September.

This month’s guest speaker will be Henry Powell, a specialist from Alpha One which is a center for independent living. He will give an overview of services provided to people with disabilities and chronic illness like MS. In addition, he will discuss financial challenges facing his organization in light of recent federal budget changes.

As a result of Alpha One's recommendation and active support, the Maine Legislature established the Commission on Independent Living in 1985 to coordinate, improve and expand services for people with disabilities.

An awareness group for those with multiple sclerosis, their caregivers, and friends, Keep S’myelin is affiliated with the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Programs are varied, often including speakers addressing various subjects of interest to the group. For more information, call Tom at 354-0285.