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Greater Philadelphia Area - Young Adult Connect Group

Lansdale, Pennsylvania
15 Members

Live Yes! Connect Groups offer local connections, education, and empowerment. Managing pain and a chronic illness is challenging enough without the additional stresses of young adulthood. Young people with arthritis can tell you what it's like to have real life interrupt your dreams. They can tell you about well-laid plans going bust. They can tell you about resetting their goals, reinventing themselves, dealing with unpredictability, and having to make tough decisions related to chronic illness. Does that sound somewhat daunting, especially for adolescents and young adults? It is. 

We offer a place of understanding and encouragement for young adults 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.  

Upcoming Events

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!

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Arthritis Foundation Event
The Drexelbrook 4700 Drexelbrook Drive Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania Get Directions
  • Friday October 21st 2022 12:00 AM
  • through
  • 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
  • through
  • 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!

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!

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!

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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Sarah L
Sarah L
June 3, 2021 - 12:54 PM

Lingering Mental Effects of COVID-19

Hello Greater Philadelphia Young Adult Connect Group! This month’s topic in the Arthritis Foundation's Ask the Professionals Q&A thread is Mental Health and COVID: Navigating Your New Normal. Now that world is starting to open up, we would love to hear your questions pertaining to the lingering mental effects of COVID-19 including how to deal with depression, anxiety, unhealthy coping mechanisms, social isolation, family and friends who aren’t taking the pandemic as seriously etc? Between today and Tuesday June 8th, post your questions in the June Ask the Professionals Q&A thread at https://liveyes.arthritis.org/#/Replies/11177/0

Questions submitted by the community will be used in an interview with Dr. Courtney Wells on Thursday June 10th - a recording of the interview will be posted in the Online Community by June 18th

 

Sarah L
Sarah L
May 11, 2021 - 7:24 PM

Pain Management Q&A

Hello Greater Philadelphia Young Adult Connect Group! Do you have questions about pain management?  Visit the Online Community today (May 11th) or tomorrow (May 12th) and submit your questions in the May "Ask the Professionals Q&A Thread" at https://liveyes.arthritis.org/#/Replies/10994/0 

Questions submitted will be used in an interview with Dr. Terrance Starz on Friday May 14th - a recording of the interview will be posted in the Online Community by May 21st

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  • Donate

    Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life.

  • Volunteer

    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

  • Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Take part to be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis.

  • Partner

    Proud Partners of the Arthritis Foundation make an annual commitment to directly support the Foundation’s mission.

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Ways to Give

Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life. Whether it is supporting cutting-edge research, 24/7 access to one-on-one support, resources and tools for daily living, and more, your gift will be life-changing.

Make a Donation

Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

Become a Member

Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20 and you'll receive access to helpful tools..... and more. 

Make a Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

Gift Planning

I want information on ways to remember the AF in my will, trust or other financial planning vehicles.
 

Volunteer


Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

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More About Volunteering

Live Yes! INSIGHTS


Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.

Trailblazer

Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

Visionary

Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.

Pioneer

Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.

Pacesetter

Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.

Signature

Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.

Supporting

Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.