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Military & Veterans Connect Group

Military & Veterans
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This online group serves active and retired military/veterans of our arthritis community from across the country. We invite those who are looking for support, education, robust programming, expert speakers, and camaraderie to connect and meet others who understand.

Live Yes! Connect Groups offer connections, education, and empowerment. Adults living with arthritis from our 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

  • Wednesday, August 14th, 2024
    7:30 PM ET
    1h 30m
  • Virtual Event
  •   8 people attending
Military & Veterans Connect Group: The Circle of Health

Join us for our next Nationwide Military & Vet Connect Group Event

Circle of Health – This will be a very interactive experience!! There are several different areas of your life that affect your health. Come to explore those areas and discover which areas you might wish to focus on to improve your overall health. Donna, the facilitator, will take you through this special inventory and share the insights she learned as she went through this experience. There will be plenty of time for learning and sharing!!

Come join us!!

Donna Olsen, Facilitator

 This is a Virtual Event. 
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Arthritis Foundation Event
  • Wednesday, August 14th, 2024
    7:30 PM ET
    1h 30m
  • Virtual Event
  •   8 people attending
Military & Veterans Connect Group: The Circle of Health

Join us for our next Nationwide Military & Vet Connect Group Event

Circle of Health – This will be a very interactive experience!! There are several different areas of your life that affect your health. Come to explore those areas and discover which areas you might wish to focus on to improve your overall health. Donna, the facilitator, will take you through this special inventory and share the insights she learned as she went through this experience. There will be plenty of time for learning and sharing!!

Come join us!!

Donna Olsen, Facilitator

 This is a Virtual Event. 
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Heidi S
Heidi S
October 11, 2023 - 7:42 PM

Here is the Zoom link for this evening's Connect Group (Nov 9th) at 7:30pm Eastern Time, 6:30pm Central Time, 5:30pm Mountain Time, 4:30pm Pacific Time. 

https://arthritisfoundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckdOivpzsvHdzFmLdY1AQePOLq8gsIVf7r

See You Soon!! 

Donna O
Donna O
July 12, 2023 - 5:39 PM

Hello Again!!

I don't want to create any confusion. My earlier email gave the wrong topic for tonight's event. Tongihts's event topic is: Emotional Coping Strategies with Arthritis.

Pain Management Strategies will be the topic for our Oct. 11th event. 

The link to join tonight's event, however, is correct: https://arthritisfoundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lfu-gqD4jGdxR5ud1WTMFgaGoLnuoMZhD

 

Donna O
Donna O
July 12, 2023 - 5:33 PM

Hello Everyone!!

Here is the link to join tonight's event: Pain Management Strategies

https://arthritisfoundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lfu-gqD4jGdxR5ud1WTMFgaGoLnuoMZhD

 

Donna O
Donna O
January 26, 2023 - 3:54 AM

Hello Everyone!!
 

I hope this note finds you well.  If you are new to the group Welcome!

Thank you for taking a moment to learn what's happening,

** Webinar: Arthritis Resolutions: Simple Changes, Big Results– Thursday, January 26th, 7PM Eastern, 6pm Central, 4pm Pacific, 5pm Mountain - In this webinar, a rheumatologist, life coach, and habit expert will offer solutions to help you to reset your health with arthritis. Register here

** Join us for our next Military & Vets Virtual Connect Group event -Benefits of Yoga on Thursday, Mar 16 at 7:30-9pm Eastern, 6:30-8pm Central, 4:30-6pm Pacific, 5:30-7pm Mountain. Visit the Group's event page today and RSVP.

Please feel free to reach out if you have questions.  I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming event!!


Donna Olsen (she/her)

Military & Vets Connect Group Facilitator
Phone: 612-404-9853 

Email: i[email protected]

Arthritis Foundation Help Line 800-283-7800

Allan S
Allan S
January 11, 2023 - 7:30 PM

The link posted here is for the Zoom Meeting on March 15, 2023 at 7:30 PM: https://arthritisfoundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcof-yrrT4tE9x-x4TDczzb8p0VkoED4NmH

On behalf of Donna and I we hope to see you there.

Al Silberstein, Co-Facilitator

Donna Olsen, Co-Facilitator

Mike  W
Mike W
November 10, 2022 - 12:48 AM

Absolutely no way to connect WTF

Donna O
Donna O
November 10, 2022 - 12:58 AM

Mike, the link was in a comment below, but here is the link again. Sorry about the confusion. Copy and paste the link

https://arthritisfoundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpfuqopzIrHNCzrlOCxHAwfMKJZdaZ0wEp

Donna

Donna O
Donna O
November 10, 2022 - 12:58 AM

Mike, the link was in a comment below, but here is the link again. Sorry about the confusion. Copy and paste the link

https://arthritisfoundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpfuqopzIrHNCzrlOCxHAwfMKJZdaZ0wEp

Donna

Donna O
Donna O
November 10, 2022 - 12:58 AM

Mike, the link was in a comment below, but here is the link again. Sorry about the confusion. Copy and paste the link

https://arthritisfoundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpfuqopzIrHNCzrlOCxHAwfMKJZdaZ0wEp

Donna

Kerrie-Ann S
Kerrie-Ann S
November 10, 2022 - 12:42 AM

How do I connect to tonight's  event?

 

Donna O
Donna O
November 10, 2022 - 1:00 AM

Kerrie-Ann. Sorry about the confusion. Here is the link, please copy and paste: https://arthritisfoundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpfuqopzIrHNCzrlOCxHAwfMKJZdaZ0wEp

Wanda J
Wanda J
November 10, 2022 - 12:37 AM

I can't get the Zoom link to work is there an ID and Password.?

Wanda J
Wanda J
November 10, 2022 - 12:34 AM

Good Evening Everyone, RA is __________?

 

Richard G
Richard G
November 10, 2022 - 12:20 AM

Is there a meeting id #

Sheryl B
Sheryl B
November 9, 2022 - 11:53 PM

Donna, I replied directly to you but I don't think it went through so I'm going to try again here.

I was signed up and did my RSVP for the group starting today at 4:30 PST but I need to cancel as I cannot attend today. I apologize to you and the group. 
 

sincerely, Sheryl B

Donna O
Donna O
November 10, 2022 - 12:08 AM

No problem Sheryl. I understand things come up. Be well and hope to see you the next time.

Donna

Donna O
Donna O
November 9, 2022 - 5:43 PM

Hello Everyone,

We are looking forward to seeing those who have RSVP'd for the event this evening (Nov 9th) at 7:30pm Eastern Time, 6:30pm Central Time, 5:30pm Mountain Time, 4:30pm Pacific Time.  Here is the Zoom link for the event: https://arthritisfoundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpfuqopzIrHNCzrlOCxHAwfMKJZdaZ0wEp

See You Soon!!

 

Mardi D
Mardi D
February 28, 2022 - 1:34 AM

How do I register my husband for the event on March 10th?

Donna O
Donna O
March 8, 2022 - 3:17 AM

Hi Mardi,

If you are going to share the same computer, you don't have to register.  If not, you can share the sign up link that I just sent to the group in the reminder email, or share the link to the event when you receive it on Wednesday.

 

Donna

Donna O
Donna O
February 11, 2022 - 1:21 AM

Hello Everyone!!

Please reply to this message with topics you would like to cover in our meetings.  We want your input so we can choose content that will be important to you.

Thanks!!

Donna

Dawn M
Dawn M
March 5, 2022 - 9:16 PM

Management of joint pain

When to exercise and when to choose rest for healing of joints

Sharing experiences with Agrability compensating mechanisms

 

Donna O
Donna O
February 9, 2022 - 9:07 PM

Hello Everyone!!

I just became a co-facilitator of this group with Steve.  I am living with OA in all of my joints and have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  I look forward to meeting all of you!!

Donna Olsen

Mardi D
Mardi D
February 9, 2022 - 2:50 AM

I'm a retired USAF MSgt.  Have OA lumbar region being treated in community pain specialist.  Just started asking VA for MOVE program and trying to get Whole Health to help pull together a team approach to treating pain.  

Donna O
Donna O
February 9, 2022 - 8:57 PM

Hello Mardi,

Thanks for joining the group!!  I, too, have OA, in all my joints. I am glad you are being proactive in trying to put a team together.  I went through the MOVE program several years ago at the Minneapolis VA.  I learned a lot and am still using many of the ideas they gave me.

Donna Olsen

Patricia O
Patricia O
November 21, 2021 - 1:56 PM

Thank you for letting me join, I look forward to learning from you all.

Donna O
Donna O
February 9, 2022 - 8:58 PM

Thanks for joining, Patricia!!

Angie B
Angie B
August 11, 2021 - 1:13 PM

Can someone please send me the flyer for the CG on 8/17?  I have several military rheumatologists that would like to promote to their patients.  Thank you!

Donna O
Donna O
February 9, 2022 - 9:01 PM

Hi Angie,

I just joined as a co-facilitator.  I hope you were able to get the flyer.

Donna Olsen

Heidi S
Heidi S
April 1, 2021 - 2:59 PM

Check out this blog about Veterans living with Arthritis http://blog.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/virtual-veterans-live-yes-connect-group/