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Sacramento Connect Group

Sacramento, California
96 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

William Land Park 3800 W Land Park Dr Sacramento, California Get Directions
  • Saturday December 10th 2022
    12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 10th 2022
    12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Sacramento

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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William Land Park 3800 W Land Park Dr Sacramento, California Get Directions
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
  • through
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Sacramento

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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Elizabeth F
Elizabeth F
March 15, 2022 - 2:32 AM

Hi everyone! 
I was just diagnosed with end stage OA in both knees. No cartilage left, bone on bone. All they can offer me is TKR...but not until I'm 55. I just turned 41! How am I going to do this?!?

Elena M
Elena M
April 27, 2021 - 3:15 AM

Hey Sacramento group!  I'm the new Sac group co-facilitator and I'm putting together a virtual meet & greet in May 2021.  Yes, complete with an ice breaker.  Any days of the week or times better than others?

I was diagnosed with RA in August 2020 (some year, that 2020) at age 60.  I was petrified but am so grateful for this exceptional organization.  Connecting is my happy place.

Tell me about yourself and what types of events and/or speakers you would like to see.

Looking forward to meeting and hopefully meeting face-to-face later this year!

Best,

Elena Marciano

Michelle H
Michelle H
February 11, 2021 - 10:54 PM

Hi group!

I have mostly OA, but it deteriorated so fast that I'm getting a joint replacement. Never thought I'd be doing this. I found this article informative : https://www.popsci.com/hip-replacements-young-patients/.   The warenty use to be only 10 years, but it looks like 20+ now.   Is there a way to do a zoom meeting?   Anyone have a joint replacement at a younger age?  Michelle

Elena M
Elena M
April 27, 2021 - 3:18 AM

Hi MIchelle!  I'm the new co-facilitator and am looking forward to getting this group re-connected.  At our upcoming virtual meet & greet in May 2021 (still looking at dates), that's a great question for discussion.  Don't hesitate to reach out if you need to chat or need some guidance.

Best,

Elena Marciano

 

LUCY M
LUCY M
November 24, 2020 - 4:48 PM

HI, MY NAME IS LUCY MADUENO, I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED RA SINCE I WAS 14 YEARS OLD. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW PEOPLE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. IT WILL BE NICE TO MEET OTHERS AND SHARE. WHEN YOU WILL HAVE THE NEXT MEETING? THANKS.

 

Elena M
Elena M
April 27, 2021 - 3:22 AM

Hi Lucy!  We always find each other!  I'm so glad you go to so many of the events...connecting is my happy place and its encouraging to be with people that are loving and supportive.  Reach out if you need to chat.  I'm planning a May 2021 virtual Sac group meet & greet.  Will I see you at the Tai Chi event?

Best regards,

Elena Marciano

Browyn S
Browyn S
August 28, 2020 - 4:28 PM

Hi Sacramento Connect Group Members! I'm your new group facilitator. My name is Browyn. I'm 28 and have been living with Juvenile Arthritis & Psoriasis since I was 7 years old. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you! I'll be hosting a Meet & Greet over zoom next Thursday September 3rd at 5:00pm. I hope you'll join me! I'm looking forward to learning more about you and the group events/discussion topics that interest you. Feel free to introduce yourself here if you like! I'd love to know how you or a loved one are affected by arthritis and what you hope to get out of this group. I hope you're all staying safe and healthy. Have a great weekend and I look forward to meeting you soon!

Nico N
Nico N
June 6, 2020 - 1:26 PM

Is this the only fours for groups? Wondering if this is the best platform for support. My son has JA, meds make him immune vulnerable, and we are considering options for school on the fall. Want a support group for that, and this for us does not seem active? Is there a Facebook group for Sacramento JA?

Elena M
Elena M
April 27, 2021 - 3:24 AM

Hi Nico, I'm the new co-facilitator for the Sac Connect Group and I was making myself familiar with the group page.  I'm hoping you were able to locate the JA & JA parent groups throughout the US.  Everything is virtual so its easy to join those group and find the support you need.  Please reach out if I can help.

Best,

Elena Marciano

Heather F
Heather F
February 25, 2020 - 10:58 PM

Hello everyone! My name is Heather Funk I am the Executive Director of the Sacramento office. I have had the pleasure of meeting some of you at the support group meetings but I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself as your local staff contact. We are working hard to find a new facilitator for your group, in the meantime if anyone is interested in learning more about this role please feel free to comment below or contact me via my cell (209)777-2264 or email [email protected]

Patrice J
Patrice J
October 17, 2019 - 10:43 PM

Due to illness, the October 19 meeting is canceled.

Patrice J
Patrice J
September 18, 2019 - 11:26 PM

The September 21 meeting is canceled.

Patrice J
Patrice J
August 27, 2019 - 4:38 PM

The date for the September meeting is scheduled. Please RSVP on this site if you are planning to come. thanks .

Patrice J
Patrice J
August 20, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Hi everyone and welcome to the group. I am hoping to plan a meeting for late September but would like more members to join. If you know of anyone who wants to be a part of the group, please have them join.

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