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West Metro - JA Parent Connect Group

West Metro, Massachusetts
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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

We will be meeting at the Westford Common in Westford, MA across from Muffins at Main. Rain location Paul's Diner. Both are conveniently located off of Rt 495. Muffins on Main - 40 Main St Westford, Massachusetts Get Directions
  • Saturday September 10th 2022
    10:00 AM
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  • Saturday September 10th 2022
    12:00 PM
West Metro MA Live Yes! JA Parent Connect - Coffee on the Common - DATE CHANGE

Hi - Due to other exciting JA Events scheduled in June, July, and August, the JA Parent Chat will be moved to September. We hope to see you at the upcoming JA Walk and JA Conference, which can be attended in person or remotely, and a Family Day is also being planned. We are pleased to announce our first in-person JA Parent Connect Group in 2022. Grab a cup of coffee and a muffin and join Felicia and Jen to talk about our kids, JA, Self-Care, or any other topics you would like to bring up. We will be meeting at the Westford Common in Westford, MA across from Muffins at Main. If we have rain, we will meet indoors at Paul's Diner. Both are conveniently located off of Rt 495. Please RSVP so we know who to expect. COVID Safety: Recognize COVID-19 Symptoms The CDC has identified the following symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. If you have one or more of these symptoms on the day of the event, please stay home. If you are waiting for COVID-19 test results or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home unless you get a negative test result before the event. Your Safety is Our Number One Priority The COVID-19 virus and its variants are highly contagious. Some people infected with these viruses get severely ill, become hospitalized or die. Event attendees acknowledge the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus and the Arthritis Foundation shall not be held liable. Protect Our Community Help to protect our community. Attendees are asked to wear a mask. Please get a negative COVID test before attending this event if you are unvaccinated. Hope you can join us there!

2 people attending Attend
Slater Park 401 Newport Avenue Pawtucket, Rhode Island Get Directions
  • Sunday August 7th 2022
    12:00 AM
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  • Sunday August 7th 2022
    12:00 AM
2022 Edd Pedro's Wiffleball Tournament

18th Annual Edd Pedro's Fight for a Cure of Juvenile Arthritis Sunday, August 7 (rain date August 14) check in at 8:30am. FREE tournament t-shirt, lunch and a $5 raffle ticket for all Players!

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We will be meeting at the Westford Common in Westford, MA across from Muffins at Main. Rain location Paul's Diner. Both are conveniently located off of Rt 495. Muffins on Main - 40 Main St Westford, Massachusetts Get Directions
  • Saturday September 10th 2022 10:00 AM
  • through
  • Saturday September 10th 2022 12:00 PM
West Metro MA Live Yes! JA Parent Connect - Coffee on the Common - DATE CHANGE

Hi - Due to other exciting JA Events scheduled in June, July, and August, the JA Parent Chat will be moved to September. We hope to see you at the upcoming JA Walk and JA Conference, which can be attended in person or remotely, and a Family Day is also being planned. We are pleased to announce our first in-person JA Parent Connect Group in 2022. Grab a cup of coffee and a muffin and join Felicia and Jen to talk about our kids, JA, Self-Care, or any other topics you would like to bring up. We will be meeting at the Westford Common in Westford, MA across from Muffins at Main. If we have rain, we will meet indoors at Paul's Diner. Both are conveniently located off of Rt 495. Please RSVP so we know who to expect. COVID Safety: Recognize COVID-19 Symptoms The CDC has identified the following symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. If you have one or more of these symptoms on the day of the event, please stay home. If you are waiting for COVID-19 test results or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home unless you get a negative test result before the event. Your Safety is Our Number One Priority The COVID-19 virus and its variants are highly contagious. Some people infected with these viruses get severely ill, become hospitalized or die. Event attendees acknowledge the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus and the Arthritis Foundation shall not be held liable. Protect Our Community Help to protect our community. Attendees are asked to wear a mask. Please get a negative COVID test before attending this event if you are unvaccinated. Hope you can join us there!

2 people attending Attend
Slater Park 401 Newport Avenue Pawtucket, Rhode Island Get Directions
  • Sunday August 7th 2022 12:00 AM
  • through
  • Sunday August 7th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Edd Pedro's Wiffleball Tournament

18th Annual Edd Pedro's Fight for a Cure of Juvenile Arthritis Sunday, August 7 (rain date August 14) check in at 8:30am. FREE tournament t-shirt, lunch and a $5 raffle ticket for all Players!

Intercontinental Hotel Boston 510 Atlantic Avenue Boston, Massachusetts Get Directions
  • Friday September 23rd 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Friday September 23rd 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Commitment to a Cure - Boston, MA

Please join us at the 26th annual Boston Commitment to a Cure Gala on Friday, September 23 at the Intercontinental Hotel Boston. We will be celebrating the tremendous work and legacy of Drs. Lisa Fitzgerald of Beth Israel Medical Deaconess Center and Richard Iorio, of Birgham and Women's Hospital. Also spotlighting the efforts of Brian Doherty and the Building Trades Unions on osteoarthritis and its overwhelming impact on their membership and community

TPC River Highlands 1 Golf Club Road Cromwell, Connecticut Get Directions
  • Friday September 30th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Friday September 30th 2022 12:00 AM
Graduate PRovidence 11 Dorrance Street Providence, Rhode Island Get Directions
  • Saturday October 15th 2022 6:00 PM
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  • Saturday October 15th 2022 10:00 PM
2022 Commitment to a Cure - Rhode Island

Join us at the Commitment to a Cure Gala on October 15, 2022. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities please visit our event website.

Delta Dental Stadium 1 Line Drive Manchester, New Hampshire Get Directions
  • Sunday December 4th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Sunday December 4th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - New Hampshire

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!

Bay State Brewing Company 112 Harding St Worcester, Massachusetts Get Directions
  • Sunday December 11th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Sunday December 11th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Central MA

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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June 23, 2020 - 8:28 PM

Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Jun 24, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://arthritisfoundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodOCsrDMvGNdSujQdTY2jMq59icaRpW2_ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Thank You!

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