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San Antonio - Military & Veteran's Connect Group

San Antonio, Texas
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Live Yes! Connect Groups offer local connections, education, and empowerment. Military and Veterans 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 are bringing support, awareness, and tips to enhance the lives of those who live with Fibromyalgia.

We offer a place of understanding and encouragement for both veterans 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.

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North East Lakeview College 1201 Kitty Hawk Rd Universal City, Texas Get Directions
  • Saturday December 10th 2022
    12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 10th 2022
    12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - San Antonio, TX

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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North East Lakeview College 1201 Kitty Hawk Rd Universal City, Texas Get Directions
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
  • through
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - San Antonio, TX

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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Viola T
Viola T
January 10, 2021 - 7:04 PM

Hello Gabriela D.,

My name is Viola and i just joined.  I live in Taft, Texas.  Its a small town.  Population of about 3,000+.  I am about 30 miles north of Corpus Christi, Texas.  I am so happy to be part of this group.  In my town, I know of quite a bit of people who have an auto immune disease.  I wish I could start some kind of support group in my town and meet with these people at least once a month.  When I see these people at the grocery store or around town (of course, before covid), we would always share the same stories about our illnesses and how people or some family members don't quite understand this disease.  It would be nice to be able to have such group and share our stories the person with this immune disease know that they are not alone and that it is okay to feel what we feel.  It is not a psychological thing with pain.  

Thank you for your time and am glad i joined.  Hope you are having a pain free day! Stay Safe!  #KeepTheFaith     Viola T.

Gabriela D
Gabriela D
June 18, 2020 - 10:39 PM

Hi Everyone! I hope you are well and safe. I am checking in to see how you are doing. There is so much going on right now-it is overwhelming at times. I know for me this week, my body told me to slow down in the form some bad back pain. It really forced me to rest and catch up with So, how is it going for you? Sending you lots of health and wellness, Gabriela

Gabriela D
Gabriela D
May 28, 2020 - 12:51 AM

Hi Everyone! There will be a fantastic virtual event tomorrow evening about how to manage your arthritis during COVID-19. If you are interested please let me know and I will send you the access information. Event info: Managing Your Arthritis During COVID-19 Thursday, May 28, 2020 6pm – 7:30 pm Join us for a presentation with Dr. Thomas A. Rennie, board certified adult rheumatologist and Dr. Steven J. Fitzgerald, board certified orthopedic surgeon who will present up to date information on managing arthritis and pain during COVID-19. They will answer your questions regarding OA and RA as well as other forms of arthritis from both a surgical and non-surgical standpoint. ***If you are interested please message me and I will send you the meeting access information.***

Vanessa P
Vanessa P
February 27, 2020 - 4:47 PM

Hello! My name is Vanessa. I would to connect to people that have RA. Thanks

Gabriela D
Gabriela D
February 19, 2020 - 6:56 PM

Hi Friends! How are you doing today? I'm Gabriela and I've been living with RA for the past 3 1/2 years. And these have been some of the hardest years of my life. I'm 39 years-old and I live in San Antonio. I'm married and have way too many fur babies. No real babies for me yet. I'm a certified life coach and I have my own coaching company, Heart + Animo Coaching. I support women in fulfilling their goals/dreams and bringing more love, joy, peace and harmony to all areas of their lives. I'd love to get to know more about you. Who are you? What brings you to our group? What would you like to get from the group?

Kathryn S
Kathryn S
May 7, 2020 - 2:17 PM

Hello, Gabriela. I'm Kathy. I'm 54. I have Osteoarthritis and because of the covid19 and not being able to swim at the gym, I'm having a lot more pain. Is any one else having the same problems? I've had 5 back surgeries so I can only walk my dog for exercise. It may be stress I'm sure. Just wondering. Thank you.

Vanessa P
Vanessa P
February 27, 2020 - 4:49 PM

Hi Gabriela! I just joined few minutes has been wanting to belong in An RA group. I have been diagnosed two years ago and have been in remission.

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