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Medina Connect Group

Medina, Ohio
14 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

Virtual Event
  • Saturday August 6th 2022
    11:00 AM
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  • Saturday August 6th 2022
    12:00 PM
Northeast Ohio Live Yes! Connect Group 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, etc. Feel free to invite any family and friends who might like to join us.

1 person attending Attend
Virtual Event
  • Thursday November 10th 2022
    7:00 PM
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  • Thursday November 10th 2022
    08:00 PM
Northeast Ohio Live Yes! Connect Group 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, etc. Feel free to invite any family and friends who might like to join us.

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Virtual Event
  • Saturday August 6th 2022 11:00 AM
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  • Saturday August 6th 2022 12:00 PM
Northeast Ohio Live Yes! Connect Group 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, etc. Feel free to invite any family and friends who might like to join us.

1 person attending Attend
Virtual Event
  • Thursday November 10th 2022 7:00 PM
  • through
  • Thursday November 10th 2022 08:00 PM
Northeast Ohio Live Yes! Connect Group 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, etc. Feel free to invite any family and friends who might like to join us.

1 person attending Attend
Dublin Metro Center 555 Metro Place N Dublin, Ohio Get Directions
  • Friday August 19th 2022 10:00 AM
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  • Saturday August 20th 2022 06:00 PM
2022 Classic Auto Show & Cruise In - Columbus, OH

Happy 40th anniversary to us! The Classic Auto Show began in 1982 and other than that weird COVID year, we have been going strong every year since! We are excited to be turning 40 and are looking forward to seeing you at the show this year. We will once again have the pleasure of hosting the show in the Great City of Dublin, Ohio at the Dublin Metro Center.

Scioto Reserve Country Club 7383 Scioto Pkwy Columbus, Ohio Get Directions
  • Monday September 26th 2022 11:30 AM
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  • Monday September 26th 2022 02:00 PM
2022 Arthritis Foundation Golf Classic - Columbus, OH

Join us for a fun day of golf while raising funds for the 60 million americans and 300,000 children living with arthritis.

Genoa Park / COSI 303 W Broad St Columbus, Ohio Get Directions
  • Saturday December 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Columbus, 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!

The Town Center at Levis Commons 3201 Levis Commons Blvd. Toledo, Ohio Get Directions
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Toledo, 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!

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Ruthann G
Ruthann G
February 22, 2022 - 7:03 PM

Hello to Medina members!! I am new to the group and am looking for a new rheumatoid arthritis doctor.  I had one in Akron that I went to for 2 years and he did absolutely nothing for me to ease my pain.  I am very frustrated at this time.  If anyone has a doctor they can refer me to I would certainly appreciate it.  Thank you.

Tessa H
Tessa H
May 25, 2020 - 12:30 AM

Hello! I got diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis this past November and I just got my medication increased because there wasn't enough improvement after 6 months. Do you guys have any tips on how to manage the pain while I'm waiting for the meds to work? I lift weights which helps a bit, but not as much as I'd like. I'm 22 years old and I'm trying to figure out what I can do now that will make my life easier down the road. I'm also worried that I don't have a good mattress for RA because a lot of my pain is at night and in the morning, so if you guys have any recommendations for mattresses I'd really appreciate it. Thanks so much!

Ruthann G
Ruthann G
March 13, 2022 - 11:42 PM

I use a heating pad on my hands in the morning while I sit and drink my first cup of coffee.  That helps and feels really good on other parts of my body also. Give it a try.

 

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