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Ambler - JA Parent Connect Group

Ambler, Pennsylvania
34 Members

Live Yes! Connect Groups for JA Parents provide local connections, education and empowerment for parents and caregivers with children living with rheumatic disease. JA Parents come together for professional and volunteer-led sessions on a variety of topics and group activities as it relates to raising a child with arthritis.

Participants gain skills to advocate for their child, help their child develop self-management skills and discover strategies for daily living. These groups are part of an expanding range of Arthritis Foundation resources that provides personalized help & support to parents who have a child/teen with a childhood rheumatic disease.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Event
  • Thursday July 28th 2022
    8:00 PM
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  • Thursday July 28th 2022
    09:00 PM
Ambler, PA JA Parent Live Yes! Connect - Virtual Meet & Greet

Pennsylvania JA Parents - please join us for a chance to connect with other PA parents and share in supporting each other on this JA journey. Expand on connections from the JA Conference or make new ones.

2 people attending Attend
The Drexelbrook 4700 Drexelbrook Drive Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania Get Directions
  • Friday October 21st 2022
    12:00 AM
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  • Friday October 21st 2022
    12:00 AM
2022 Bone Bash - Philadelphia

The Arthritis Foundation’s Bone Bash is a spirited way of talking about the seriousness of arthritis. All proceeds support our efforts to combat the disease and help more than 60 million Americans, including 2.9 million adults and 11,500 children in Pennsylvania, say, “Yes!” to a better life.

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Arthritis Foundation Event
Virtual Event
  • Thursday July 28th 2022 8:00 PM
  • through
  • Thursday July 28th 2022 09:00 PM
Ambler, PA JA Parent Live Yes! Connect - Virtual Meet & Greet

Pennsylvania JA Parents - please join us for a chance to connect with other PA parents and share in supporting each other on this JA journey. Expand on connections from the JA Conference or make new ones.

2 people attending Attend
The Drexelbrook 4700 Drexelbrook Drive Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania Get Directions
  • Friday October 21st 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Friday October 21st 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Bone Bash - Philadelphia

The Arthritis Foundation’s Bone Bash is a spirited way of talking about the seriousness of arthritis. All proceeds support our efforts to combat the disease and help more than 60 million Americans, including 2.9 million adults and 11,500 children in Pennsylvania, say, “Yes!” to a better life.

Bell Works 101 Crawfords Corner Rd Holmdel, New Jersey Get Directions
  • Saturday December 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - New Jersey

The Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

Manhattanville College 2900 Purchase St Purchase, New York Get Directions
  • Saturday December 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Westchester, NY

The Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

Hofstra University 1000 Hempstead Turnpike Hempstead, New York Get Directions
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Long Island

The Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

West Shore Park 401 Light St Baltimore, Maryland Get Directions
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Baltimore, MD

The Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Get Directions
  • Sunday December 25th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Sunday December 25th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Philadelphia

The Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis is among the nation's most incredible themed events. This fun and festive 5K race benefits the Arthritis Foundation's fight for the arthritis community - and helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Wear your favorite holiday outfit, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces and help us find a cure!

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Rebecca P
Rebecca P
March 1, 2021 - 5:11 PM

Hi all, I'm becca, a 25yo from Chesapeake. I have had psoriasis since I was 14 and was just recently diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis. Looking to meet others in the area with similar struggles. 

Kara Y
Kara Y
January 6, 2021 - 3:35 PM

Hi there, our daughter Nora was diagnosed with oligoarticular JIA a year ago; she his experiencing her first flare since that time. We are looking to connect with other parents who are going through this to learn about their experience. 

Kerry F
Kerry F
January 6, 2021 - 3:53 PM

My daughter Abby was diagnosed at 20mos old. She'll be 11 at the end of the month. How old is your daughter?

Roberto F
Roberto F
February 27, 2020 - 10:52 PM

Hi all! My 9 year old daughter was diagnosed when she was 1 and a half years old. We've seen periods of exacerbation and remission, and right now she's having a tough time. Looking to find a some kiddos going through similar experiences to connect with! Any interest out there? :)

Kerry F
Kerry F
August 4, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Hi, Roberto! I'm not sure why I didn't receive a notification when you posted this in February. My daughter is 10yo, diagnosed at 20mos. Welcome to the group. We have a few events coming up, including a 2-part series on Returning to School Safely and a meet and greet type virtual event.

January 14, 2020 - 5:17 PM

Hi I'm Kristi. My 7 year old son was just diagnosed in December with JIA. We are starting his injections this coming week and am looking for support in a group of people going through similar circumstances.

Kerry F
Kerry F
August 4, 2020 - 3:46 PM

I'm not sure why I never received a notification when you posted this way back in January. How are the injections going?

Tierah C
Tierah C
January 30, 2020 - 10:25 PM

Hello Kristi, my 12 year old daughter also was diagnosed with JIA in 2015. Welcome to the group.

Charles V
Charles V
December 28, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Hello and glad to be here. 30 year Navy vet; working as contractor on Naval Base Norfolk; RA/OA going on 11 years. Just heard about this app through th RA Magazine and thought I would give it a try.

Kerry F
Kerry F
September 15, 2019 - 2:05 AM

Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself as the group's facilitator. I'm the mom of a 9yo daughter with oligo JIA. I'm looking forward to helping to grow this group and help JA parents connect.

Lindsey K
Lindsey K
August 19, 2019 - 5:24 PM

Happy Monday

Lindsey K
Lindsey K
September 15, 2019 - 3:30 PM

hi lindsey

Kevin P
Kevin P
August 19, 2019 - 4:46 PM

Testing the comments

Lindsey K
Lindsey K
September 15, 2019 - 3:30 PM

hi kevin

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