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African-Americans Connect Group

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This online group serves the members of our arthritis community who are African American from across the country. We invite those who are looking for support, education, robust programming, expert speakers, and connection to join us and meet others who understand.

Live Yes! Connect Groups offer connections, education, and empowerment. Adults living with arthritis from across the country come together online 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 December 10th 2022
    2:00 PM ET
    1h 30m
  • Virtual Event
  •   13 people attending
African American Connect Group- Beat Holiday Stress with Arthritis Friendly Yoga

Join us for our next online meeting for the African American Connect Group on Saturday December 10th 11 am Pacific / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET. We are delighted to have Sherrell Moore-Tucker, MS, E-RYT joining us for an interactive Arthritis Friendly Yoga session. During this session Sherrell will teach us how people with arthritis may begin to safely and effectively practice yoga at home. You may want to have a belt, yoga strap or towel available for a deeper stretch. You are welcome to modify your movements or pause if a movement is uncomfortable. Always listen to your body. Sherrell is a trauma-informed wellness educator who began practicing and teaching yoga since 2010. When she received a diagnosis of osteoarthritis while serving in the Army her doctor recommended yoga and that recommendation transformed her life and opened the door to healing mind, body, and spirit. She is registered with the National Yoga Alliance, as an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT-200), having taught over 1,000 hours of yoga. She has completed training and certifications for iRest® Level 1 teacher informed by the teachings of Dr. Richard Miller and iRest Institute, Restorative Yoga for Race-Based Traumatic Stress Injury informed by the teachings of Dr. Gail Parker, Christian & Biblical meditation informed by the teachings of Dr. K.D Weaver and the Sleeping with God Meditation Center, and she is on track to complete training for Yoga for Arthritis (YFA) Level I teacher in Fall 2022. After our educational session, we will discuss our individual plans to jump start the new year, brainstorm ideas for future meetings and there will be an opportunity to catch up and connect with others living with arthritis. Friends, Family and Care Partners are always welcome. We respect your privacy and confidentiality and do not record our online meeting. RSVP is required to receive the zoom link to participate via video or phone. Being on video is not required nor having a Zoom account. A confirmation email will be sent upon registration. The Zoom link will be sent the day of the event to those who RSVP. If you do not receive the link, please check your spam folder. If you do not receive the zoom link please check our discussion board for the zoom link Log in a few minutes before 1 pm. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 This is a Virtual Event. 
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  • Saturday December 10th 2022
    2:00 PM ET
    1h 30m
  • Virtual Event
  •   13 people attending
African American Connect Group- Beat Holiday Stress with Arthritis Friendly Yoga

Join us for our next online meeting for the African American Connect Group on Saturday December 10th 11 am Pacific / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET. We are delighted to have Sherrell Moore-Tucker, MS, E-RYT joining us for an interactive Arthritis Friendly Yoga session. During this session Sherrell will teach us how people with arthritis may begin to safely and effectively practice yoga at home. You may want to have a belt, yoga strap or towel available for a deeper stretch. You are welcome to modify your movements or pause if a movement is uncomfortable. Always listen to your body. Sherrell is a trauma-informed wellness educator who began practicing and teaching yoga since 2010. When she received a diagnosis of osteoarthritis while serving in the Army her doctor recommended yoga and that recommendation transformed her life and opened the door to healing mind, body, and spirit. She is registered with the National Yoga Alliance, as an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT-200), having taught over 1,000 hours of yoga. She has completed training and certifications for iRest® Level 1 teacher informed by the teachings of Dr. Richard Miller and iRest Institute, Restorative Yoga for Race-Based Traumatic Stress Injury informed by the teachings of Dr. Gail Parker, Christian & Biblical meditation informed by the teachings of Dr. K.D Weaver and the Sleeping with God Meditation Center, and she is on track to complete training for Yoga for Arthritis (YFA) Level I teacher in Fall 2022. After our educational session, we will discuss our individual plans to jump start the new year, brainstorm ideas for future meetings and there will be an opportunity to catch up and connect with others living with arthritis. Friends, Family and Care Partners are always welcome. We respect your privacy and confidentiality and do not record our online meeting. RSVP is required to receive the zoom link to participate via video or phone. Being on video is not required nor having a Zoom account. A confirmation email will be sent upon registration. The Zoom link will be sent the day of the event to those who RSVP. If you do not receive the link, please check your spam folder. If you do not receive the zoom link please check our discussion board for the zoom link Log in a few minutes before 1 pm. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 This is a Virtual Event. 

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TERRI W
TERRI W
November 18, 2022 - 3:24 PM

Hello, my name is Terri Walker and i am new to this group.  I was diagnosed with RA in June of 2021 and struggled with starting medication. The initial DMARD did not help so now am taking a Biologic and really would like to connect with others and their experiences with a biologic.  I am currently taking Cimzia.

Michelle J
Michelle J
October 8, 2022 - 5:43 PM

When do you have group online 

Kia  B
Kia B
September 1, 2022 - 11:05 PM

Hello,

My name is Kia Booker. Unfortunately, I have a conflict and can't attend the Meet & Greet on Sept. 17th but I do look forward to getting to know all of you. 

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