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Denver Connect Group

Denver, Colorado
151 Members

Live Yes! Connect Groups offer local connections, education and empowerment. Adults living with arthritis from our local community come together for professional- and volunteer-led sessions on a variety of topics, as well as fun group activities.     

We offer a place of understanding and encouragement for both people living with arthritis and their loved ones. Group participants become self-advocates, develop self-management skills and learn how to not just survive life with arthritis but to thrive. 

  

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Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, July 25th, 2024
  • Virtual Event
 This is a Virtual Event. 
  • Thursday, August 15th, 2024
  • Virtual Event
 This is a Virtual Event. 
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Arthritis Foundation Event
  • Thursday, July 25th, 2024
  • Virtual Event
 This is a Virtual Event. 
  • Thursday, August 15th, 2024
  • Virtual Event
 This is a Virtual Event. 
  • Sunday, August 18th, 2024
  • Coors Field 2001 Blake Street Denver, Colorado Get Directions
 This is an In-Person Event. 
  • Tuesday, August 20th, 2024
  • Virtual Event
 This is a Virtual Event. 
  • Thursday, August 22nd, 2024
 This is an In-Person Event. 
  • Saturday, September 21st, 2024
  • BOUDIN BAKERY 160 Jefferson Street San Francisco, California Get Directions
 This is an In-Person Event. 
  • Tuesday, September 24th, 2024
  • Virtual Event
 This is a Virtual Event. 
  • Monday, October 14th, 2024
  • Le French - 9+CO 846 Albion Street Denver, Colorado Get Directions
 This is an In-Person Event. 
  • Sunday, December 8th, 2024
  • Washington Park S. Franklin St. and E. Mississippi Ave Denver, Colorado Get Directions
 This is an In-Person Event. 
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Maggie R
Maggie R
February 19, 2024 - 10:04 PM

Is this an active group? 

Joseph I
Joseph I
February 22, 2024 - 2:09 AM

Hi Maggie,

We are in the process of relaunching this group.  Stay tuned for additional details in the very near future.  Please let me know if there is anything that I can help with in the meantime.

Best,

Joe I. 

Vicki B
Vicki B
July 24, 2023 - 5:03 PM

Hello! 

I am new to this inflammatory arthritis diagnosis although I've had pain for years. My doctors have had difficulty diagnosing me due to my rare blood disease causing my bloodwork not to register it. Just had carpal tunnel surgery and my surgeon found a lot of inflammation in my wrists. Still waiting on the biopsy but my Rheumatologist found RA on my ultrasound. Starting Methatrexate and folic acid. I'd love to hear other people's thoughts on RA and how to cope. Any strategies or tricks to help with the discomfort/pain? 

Vicki

Liz C
Liz C
August 31, 2021 - 7:37 PM

For those on RA meds...Has anyone received thier 3rd covid vaccine on the advice of your doctor?  

Lisa H
Lisa H
August 31, 2021 - 9:57 PM

Hello Liz and welcome to the Denver Connects group! I have just yesterday, my doc advised that I should have a "booster" on account of taking Methotrexate. So far no bad reaction. I wonder if anyone else has yet? I should note that discussions in this group don't qualify as medical advice, check with your doc, etc.

Lisa H
Lisa H
February 11, 2021 - 1:39 AM

Denver LiveYes! team for Walk to Cure is up - looking forward to seeing you there! https://events.arthritis.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=24726

Lisa H
Lisa H
February 9, 2021 - 10:11 PM

It was wonderful to see everyone who could make it to our meeting last night. Thanks again to Lynda for her informative presentation!

We got a question last night about paying for medications. While that's a whole topic in itself - we had one last July, here's some resources that can help:

https://www.mat.org

https://www.arthritis.org/rx-for-access

https://www.arthritis.org/.../paying-for-care-resources

https://www.patientadvocate.org

www.copays.org

https://rarepatientvoice.com/

JEN M
JEN M
July 26, 2020 - 4:57 PM

Hi everyone, I haven't participated much before, but how is everyone doing as the pandemic stretches on?

Lisa H
Lisa H
February 9, 2021 - 7:42 PM

Oh and we also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RockyMountainConnectGroups

Lisa H
Lisa H
February 9, 2021 - 7:38 PM

Hi Jen - Thank you so much for reaching out. I apologize for the delay in response. We are still working on building our online community and hope that the discussions will eventually be an integral part of it. In meantime, I encourage you to join our support group in person. Our next event is on Monday, April 12 at 6:00pm. You can find more information under the event tab.

Lisa H
Lisa H
April 13, 2020 - 3:31 PM

Looking forward to tonight's virtual event!

Lisa H
Lisa H
March 24, 2020 - 2:06 AM

Life has sure thrown a curveball! Let’s discuss! We’ll also be moving the April event online so we still have a chance to connect. How’s everyone feeling? I know my stress levels have been higher, trying to balance that with exercise and meditation.

Ricardo D
Ricardo D
November 6, 2019 - 8:38 PM

I just want to say thank you for the wonderful group! I found it very comforting to meet with many who deal with the same condition that I have. I have since moved to Austin, TX and will miss this group. Take care everyone!

LiveYesFamily R
LiveYesFamily R
January 18, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Ricardo - it was so wonderful to have met you and glad you had the opportunity to connect with us. Best wishes on your next adventure. Thanks! Becky

Gina R
Gina R
September 3, 2019 - 3:25 PM

Hi. I’m Gina, new to connect groups. Diagnosed Feb 2019 with RA and Sjögren. Been on prednisone since Feb and last 5 weeks at 60mg. Now weaning down. It’s been pretty awful. Always dizzy and eyes blurry. Anyone else gone thru this.? Any tips on how to manage the dizziness and how long it lasts ? This whole diagnosis has really thrown me!

LiveYesFamily R
LiveYesFamily R
October 10, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Hi Gina - Thank you so much for reaching out. I apologize for the delay in response. We are still working on building our online community and hope that the discussions will eventually be an integral part of it. In meantime, I encourage you to join our support group in person. Our next event is on Monday, October 14 at 6:00pm. You can find more information under the event tab, or feel free to email Becky at [email protected]. I hope we will be able to connect you with more people that can help answer your questions. Please stay in touch and we look forward to meeting you soon.