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North Shore / Merrimack Valley / Seacoast Connect Group

North Shore / Merrimack Valley / Seacoast, Massachusetts
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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

  • Thursday, March 7th, 2024
  • Hilton McLean Tysons Corner 7920 Jones Branch Dr Mc Lean, Virginia Get Directions
 This is an In-Person Event. 
  • Thursday, March 28th, 2024
  • Virtual Event
 This is a Virtual Event. 
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Arthritis Foundation Event
  • Thursday, March 7th, 2024
  • Hilton McLean Tysons Corner 7920 Jones Branch Dr Mc Lean, Virginia Get Directions
 This is an In-Person Event. 
  • Thursday, March 28th, 2024
  • Virtual Event
 This is a Virtual Event. 
 This is a Virtual Event. 
  • Saturday, May 18th, 2024
  • Delta Dental Stadium 1 Line Dr Manchester, New Hampshire Get Directions
2024 Walk to Cure Arthritis - New Hampshire

The arthritis community needs your support now more than ever. Now is the time to join the movement at the arthritis community's premier event - the Walk to Cure Arthritis.

 This is an In-Person Event. 
  • Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo F C Greene Memorial Blvd, Providence, Rhode Island Get Directions
2024 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Rhode Island

The arthritis community needs your support now more than ever. Now is the time to join the movement at the arthritis community's premier event - your event- the Walk to Cure Arthritis.

 This is an In-Person Event. 
  • Sunday, June 9th, 2024
  • Christian Herter Park 1175 Soldiers Field Rd Allston, Massachusetts Get Directions
2024 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Boston, MA


The arthritis community needs your support now more than ever. Now is the time to join the movement at the arthritis community's premier event - your event- the Walk to Cure Arthritis.

 This is an In-Person Event. 
  • Friday, September 20th, 2024
  • BOUDIN BAKERY San Francisco To Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Get Directions
 This is an In-Person Event. 

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Kerry D
Kerry D
February 8, 2023 - 2:13 AM

Hi there,

I am new to this group.  Is there any group that is specific to parents of children with arthritis?

Best,

Kerry Duprez

Ro F
Ro F
February 10, 2023 - 12:53 AM

HI Kerry

Welcome!  We are glad you are here!

Oh indeed we do!

if your child is in elementary school
https://connectgroups.arthritis.org/groups/national-ja-parent-elementary-school-and-younger

If your child is in middle school
https://connectgroups.arthritis.org/groups/national-ja-parent-middle-school

If your child is in high school!
https://connectgroups.arthritis.org/groups/national-ja-parent-high-school

If your child is in high school but graduating there is a young adult group also

Plus you are also additionally warmly invited to attend our group whenever we meet but you might find help tailored more to your child at the connect groups listed above.  Either way let me know if you need anything else.

Ro
North Shore/Merrimack Valley/MA Seacoast connect Group Facilitator
and
LGBTQIA Connect Group Facilitator

Ro F
Ro F
November 9, 2022 - 11:40 AM

We are looking forward to seeing ALL of you on this Sunday, November 13, 2022 for our event "East West and Me:  A Physician's perspective

the time for this event is:   3 PM EST, 2 PM CST, 1 PM MST, and 12 Noon PST  - check YOUR time zone

  Here is the registration link for the upcoming event.    You need to click this link and fill out a few small items to get the direct zoom link. Click this link to login a few minutes early on the day of our event.

 https://arthritisfoundation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0oc-Ctqz4oEtBOm6tCQX27W5ltDwwIIhhQ

Again, for newbies: We have a 2 step registration.  Your RSVP on the site is the first step.  This link is the second step and will take you to a short form which will give you the zoom link.   
 

KRISTIN F
KRISTIN F
April 18, 2022 - 11:03 PM

I am trying to get on the zoom, but I have not having any success.

 

Any help?

 

KRISTIN F
KRISTIN F
April 18, 2022 - 11:08 PM

It is not 11:03 pm.  Maybe that is the problem.

 

Elysa B
Elysa B
October 19, 2021 - 12:26 PM

Hi, I’m Elysa.

I have just been given the diagnosis of rheumatoid pneumonia which, what I have come to understand is basically RA that manifests itself in my case, my right lung. There is so much vague information, I’m struggling to understand what it means. I see my pulmonologist this Thursday. Can anyone help me with a list of questions? I will be seeing a specialist in Boston, but not until December.

So, I guess any insight or help with questions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Ro F
Ro F
February 24, 2021 - 1:51 AM

Hands, glorious hands.  Set aside Monday evening March 15th at 6 45 pm or pull up a zoom with your dinner.  We have a lifetime expert - an Occupational Therapist, with over 35 years experience, to demonstrate some home wrapping with Coban or show you how you adapt a cvs splint, or to take your inquiries on all things hands.  Our hands need more love.  Come talk to Joan and find out some tricks of the trade.

Ro F
Ro F
October 14, 2020 - 12:44 PM

Welcome Theresa and All - please feel free to invite any arthritis warriors you know in your life that you feel might benefit from our online community.  Support continues to be the third  Monday of every  month with a collegial and educative group that laughs a lot, also.  We invite all, irrespective of geographic location as we are solely, and safely, zoom video for our group support.   We are a little beacon of light - and I hope that we abate isolation in some small way.  Come and bring your voice to the table.  We gather at 6:45 PM on the third Monday of each month to first check in, say hello, and talk about our purpose and programming for the next month!  We then introduce a speaker or topic from 7 pm to 7 30.  At 745 we start a wrap up so we can sign off at 8 pm.  Bring your herbal tea or sign in from work on break.  Sign in from your home work out center with a busy household or sign in from a solo household with the family pet jumping around.  We welcome all.

KRISTIN F
KRISTIN F
April 18, 2022 - 11:04 PM

I cannot get on this?  Can anyone help me?

 

Theresa K
Theresa K
October 14, 2020 - 12:22 PM

Hi. I am grateful to be a part of the group. I live north of Boston. COVID-19 has been terribly isolating for me. I am hopeful to meet others in my area who have common interests, and of course, share the common thread of RA and other autoimmune diseases. We are in terribly trying times, and communication is so very helpful. Best to all

Theresa K
Theresa K
October 14, 2020 - 12:22 PM

Hi. I am grateful to be a part of the group. I live north of Boston. COVID-19 has been terribly isolating for me. I am hopeful to meet others in my area who have common interests, and of course, share the common thread of RA and other autoimmune diseases. We are in terribly trying times, and communication is so very helpful. Best to all

Ro F
Ro F
July 13, 2020 - 11:54 AM

Our North Shore/Merrimack Valley/NH/Maine Seacoast support group is solely virtual at this time, of course, but vital with many interesting topics and ample support. Please join us for our next meeting on zoom Monday July 20, 2020 at 6:45 PM where we have an expert speaker have us think about why Yoga is so much more than stretching and how the mind/body connection ultimately serves us. Please navigate to our connect group and RSVP.

Andrea M
Andrea M
January 16, 2020 - 5:19 PM

I would also like to know if there are any in person groups around north shore.

Susan B
Susan B
December 14, 2019 - 1:12 AM

Hello! I would like to know if you have any support groups or even just get together for coffee and conversation, as having RA has been such an isolating experience for me. Thank you! Susan

Andrea M
Andrea M
January 16, 2020 - 5:24 PM

Hi I just joined, I live north of Boston. I am looking to see if this group meets in person also. But night driving is a problem so have you heard anything about a group Andrea