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What is a Connect Group?

What are Live Yes! Connect Groups?

Live Yes! Connect Groups provide supportive social connections and are inclusive to parents/guardians of children or adults living with all types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. These virtual or in person groups bring people together for fun social and informative educational events and activities focused on mutual support and positive coping strategies for living well. They offer a place of understanding and encouragement for both people living with arthritis and their loved ones. Group members become self-advocates, develop self-management skills and learn not only how to survive life with arthritis but to also thrive. 

People living with certain types of inflammatory arthritis and other conditions may be more vulnerable to infections and viruses. As such, we encourage attendees of in-person events to use careful judgment when it comes to wearing masks and staying up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines. If you are not feeling well or experiencing symptoms of an infectious condition (fever, cough, runny nose, nausea, indigestion, congestion, etc.), please stay home.

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Live Yes! Connect Groups are for people interested in a specific topic or type of group. Meetings are held virtually, so participants may join from anywhere in the country.

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Our peer-led, volunteer-run groups bring people of all ages together for fun and informative events and activities.

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