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Mahoning Valley Connect Group

Boardman, Ohio
29 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. 

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday October 8th 2022
    10:00 AM ET
    1h 30m
  • Virtual Event
  •   3 people attending
Mahoning Valley Connect & Renowned Chef Jim Perko CEC, AAC Executive Chef @ Wellness & Preventive Medicine at Cleveland Clinic as he discusses Culinary Medicine

Food is medicine – that’s the mantra of culinary medicine. The first line of defense against chronic disease and inflammation could be your dinner plate. The science of culinary medicine combats illnesses like chronic inflammation and pain, heart disease, cancer and diabetes with recipes and meals designed to help the body heal. Chef Jim Perko was Drs. Oz & Roizen’s YouBeauty.com’s culinary expert columnist for 4 years, creator of hundreds of delicious and healthy recipes, and is a co-author with Michael F. Roizen. M.D., and Michael Crupain M.D., M.P.H., in the groundbreaking lifestyle guide What To Eat When Cookbook. Chef Jim Perko has been a part of Cleveland Clinic for over 36 years. During his time at Cleveland Clinic, Chef Jim has collaborated with numerous physicians to develop the first evidence-based, technique-driven culinary medicine initiatives for the Cleveland Clinic. He has developed culinary curricula and recipes for six patient programs including Culinary Medicine for Chronic Disease. He is the creator and provider of the first Cleveland Clinic Culinary Medicine patient consult program to help patients execute prescribed nutritional plans and find true enjoyment in their new and tailored culinary plan. We will be discussing easy, budget friendly meals to help inflammation and ease pain. Chef Jim’s passion is to implement culinary medicine that’s evidence-based in both clinical and culinary disciplines to educate how foods can be powerful medicine without compromising the flavor of your meals or your health. Remember anything you eat you are either feeding or fighting disease

 This is a Virtual Event. 
  • Thursday November 10th 2022
    7:00 PM ET
    1h
  • Virtual Event
  •   2 people attending
Mahoning Valley Connect Virtual Open Mic

Mahoning Valley LYC , Medina Ohio LYC and The Northeast Ohio Live Yes! Connect Groups VIRTUAL Meeting: "Open Mic" Session Based on feedback from Connect Group members that you’d like more opportunities to connect and converse informally, the facilitators of the Northeast Ohio, Boardman and Medina groups are jointly scheduling quarterly “Open Mic” sessions. These will allow us to share whatever is most important in our arthritis journeys – what we’re struggling with, successes, opportunities to ask for help or advice. Feel free to invite any family and friends who might like to join us. 11am EST to 12pm EST

 This is a Virtual Event. 
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  • Saturday October 8th 2022
    10:00 AM ET
    1h 30m
  • Virtual Event
  •   3 people attending
Mahoning Valley Connect & Renowned Chef Jim Perko CEC, AAC Executive Chef @ Wellness & Preventive Medicine at Cleveland Clinic as he discusses Culinary Medicine

Food is medicine – that’s the mantra of culinary medicine. The first line of defense against chronic disease and inflammation could be your dinner plate. The science of culinary medicine combats illnesses like chronic inflammation and pain, heart disease, cancer and diabetes with recipes and meals designed to help the body heal. Chef Jim Perko was Drs. Oz & Roizen’s YouBeauty.com’s culinary expert columnist for 4 years, creator of hundreds of delicious and healthy recipes, and is a co-author with Michael F. Roizen. M.D., and Michael Crupain M.D., M.P.H., in the groundbreaking lifestyle guide What To Eat When Cookbook. Chef Jim Perko has been a part of Cleveland Clinic for over 36 years. During his time at Cleveland Clinic, Chef Jim has collaborated with numerous physicians to develop the first evidence-based, technique-driven culinary medicine initiatives for the Cleveland Clinic. He has developed culinary curricula and recipes for six patient programs including Culinary Medicine for Chronic Disease. He is the creator and provider of the first Cleveland Clinic Culinary Medicine patient consult program to help patients execute prescribed nutritional plans and find true enjoyment in their new and tailored culinary plan. We will be discussing easy, budget friendly meals to help inflammation and ease pain. Chef Jim’s passion is to implement culinary medicine that’s evidence-based in both clinical and culinary disciplines to educate how foods can be powerful medicine without compromising the flavor of your meals or your health. Remember anything you eat you are either feeding or fighting disease

 This is a Virtual Event. 
  • Thursday November 10th 2022
    7:00 PM ET
    1h
  • Virtual Event
  •   2 people attending
Mahoning Valley Connect Virtual Open Mic

Mahoning Valley LYC , Medina Ohio LYC and The Northeast Ohio Live Yes! Connect Groups VIRTUAL Meeting: "Open Mic" Session Based on feedback from Connect Group members that you’d like more opportunities to connect and converse informally, the facilitators of the Northeast Ohio, Boardman and Medina groups are jointly scheduling quarterly “Open Mic” sessions. These will allow us to share whatever is most important in our arthritis journeys – what we’re struggling with, successes, opportunities to ask for help or advice. Feel free to invite any family and friends who might like to join us. 11am EST to 12pm EST

 This is a Virtual Event. 
  • Sunday November 13th 2022
    3:00 PM ET
    1h 30m
  • Virtual Event
  •   3 people attending
Mahoning Valley Connect -Virtual Event Talking with Rheumatologist, Beth Biggee, MD East West and Me: A Physician's Perspective

Please join us on Sunday November 13, 2022 at 3 PM EST, 2 PM CST, 1 PM MST, and 12 Noon PST for a very special lecture and question and answer with Rheumatologist, Beth Biggee, MD. This presentation is entitled: East West and Me; Complementary and Holistic Treatment options for Autoimmunity Arthritis and Inflammation: an Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine approach. Dr. Biggee is a practicing Rheumatologist and is Board-Certified in Rheumatology, Integrative Medicine, and Lifestyle Medicine. Many reading this meeting notice will be familiar with Rheumatology, the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis, autoimmune challenges and osteoporosis. Seize this opportunity to become familiar with Integrative medicine, a branch of medicine that takes into account the whole you and all aspects of your lifestyle finding appropriate therapies both conventional and holistic to heal! Finally, Dr. Biggee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Learn about this branch of medicine that delivers evidence based guidelines for use of your nutritional lifestyle choices, the time you devote to movement, your sleep hygiene, regulating your stress management and making positive social connections (like this connect group!) to ameliorate autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. Dr. Biggee is a superwoman in action at her Rheumatology practice and a kind and patient educator and tireless advocate for those components of our self treatment that we can consider when taking a whole life approach. She is a tireless advocate whether on behalf of the RheumPAC-Political Action Committee,or 1:1 for her patients. Contribute your voice to this illuminating and lively discussion. Please sign up early and bring a friend.

 This is a Virtual Event. 
  • Friday October 21st 2022
    6:00 PM
    4h
  • Fairmont Pittsburgh 510 Market Street Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Get Directions
  •   0 people attending
 This is an In-Person Event. 
  • Saturday December 3rd 2022
    12:00 AM
  • North Park Boathouse 10301 Pearce Mill Rd Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Get Directions
  •   0 people attending
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Pittsburgh, PA

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!

 This is an In-Person Event. 
  • Sunday December 11th 2022
    12:00 AM
  • Legacy Village 25001 Cedar Road Cleveland, Ohio Get Directions
  •   0 people attending
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Cleveland, OH

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!

 This is an In-Person Event. 
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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. 

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