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Washington Connect Group

Washington, District of Columbia
114 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

Fairland Regional Park 13950 Old Gunpowder Road Laurel, Maryland Get Directions
  • Monday June 27th 2022
    8:00 AM
  • through
  • Friday August 5th 2022
    09:00 AM
2022 Walk With Ease - Laurel, MD

Walk with Ease is a FREE six-week program developed by the Arthritis Foundation that can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life. Live mini lectures with educational information. Ages 18 & up; Resident $10; Non-Resident $13 Activity Code: 32401-479C

Watkins Regional Park 301 Watkins Park Dr. Uppoer Marlboro, Maryland Get Directions
  • Tuesday July 5th 2022
    8:00 AM
  • through
  • Saturday August 13th 2022
    09:00 AM
2022 Walk With Ease - Upper Marlboro, MD

Walk with Ease is a FREE six-week program developed by the Arthritis Foundation that can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life. Live mini lectures with educational information. Ages 18 & up; Resident $10; Non-Resident $13 Activity Code: 32401-479D - If you need to register after the program start date or have questions, please email [email protected] for assistance.

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Fairland Regional Park 13950 Old Gunpowder Road Laurel, Maryland Get Directions
  • Monday June 27th 2022 8:00 AM
  • through
  • Friday August 5th 2022 09:00 AM
2022 Walk With Ease - Laurel, MD

Walk with Ease is a FREE six-week program developed by the Arthritis Foundation that can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life. Live mini lectures with educational information. Ages 18 & up; Resident $10; Non-Resident $13 Activity Code: 32401-479C

Watkins Regional Park 301 Watkins Park Dr. Uppoer Marlboro, Maryland Get Directions
  • Tuesday July 5th 2022 8:00 AM
  • through
  • Saturday August 13th 2022 09:00 AM
2022 Walk With Ease - Upper Marlboro, MD

Walk with Ease is a FREE six-week program developed by the Arthritis Foundation that can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life. Live mini lectures with educational information. Ages 18 & up; Resident $10; Non-Resident $13 Activity Code: 32401-479D - If you need to register after the program start date or have questions, please email [email protected] for assistance.

Washington Marriott at Metro Center 775 12th St NW Washington, District of Columbia Get Directions
  • Friday October 28th 2022 6:30 PM
  • through
  • Friday October 28th 2022 10:00 PM
2022 Commitment to a Cure - Metro DC

The Arthritis Foundation’s Commitment to a Cure Gala is a special evening dedicated to making a difference. All proceeds support our efforts to combat the disease and help more than 54 million Americans, including 1.1 million adults and over 10,000 children in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, say, “Yes!” to a better life.

Pentagon Row 1101 South Joyce Street Arlington, Virginia Get Directions
  • Saturday December 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 3rd 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Metro DC

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!

West Shore Park 401 Light St Baltimore, Maryland Get Directions
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Baltimore, MD

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!

Calvert Marine Museum 14200 Solomons Island Rd S Solomons Island, Maryland Get Directions
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Solomon Island, MD

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!

Munford Elementary School 211 Westmoreland Street Richmond, Virginia Get Directions
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
  • through
  • Saturday December 10th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Richmond, VA

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!

Maryland SoccerPlex 18031 Central Park Circle Gaithersburg, Maryland Get Directions
  • Sunday December 11th 2022 12:00 AM
  • through
  • Sunday December 11th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Montgomery County, MD

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!

Salisbury, Maryland Get Directions
  • Sunday December 25th 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Sunday December 25th 2022 12:00 AM
2022 Jingle Bell Run - Eastern Shore, MD

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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bobbi l
bobbi l
January 30, 2021 - 3:41 PM

I am trying to find the email for the zoom link for today's meeting?  I do not see it. 

Frances D
Frances D
July 11, 2020 - 7:39 PM

I did not receive the zoom meeting link for July 11th meeting???

Martha S
Martha S
February 13, 2020 - 1:38 AM

We were notified about the Feb event but no follow-up with details. Will we get notigied in the future? Also, my experience is that if this is a group for people with RA, 10:30 am is not an ideal time as mornings are difficult before taking meds. This is very early for us and is very difficult to attend. Any chance of any others at later time in the day?

Martha S
Martha S
February 13, 2020 - 1:38 AM

We were notified about the Feb event but no follow-up with details. Will we get notigied in the future? Also, my experience is that if this is a group for people with RA, 10:30 am is not an ideal time as mornings are difficult before taking meds. This is very early for us and is very difficult to attend. Any chance of any others at later time in the day?

Martha S
Martha S
February 13, 2020 - 1:38 AM

We were notified about the Feb event but no follow-up with details. Will we get notigied in the future? Also, my experience is that if this is a group for people with RA, 10:30 am is not an ideal time as mornings are difficult before taking meds. This is very early for us and is very difficult to attend. Any chance of any others at later time in the day?

Kimberly R
Kimberly R
September 17, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Hi, is this group active?

Jennifer J
Jennifer J
October 9, 2019 - 8:19 PM

Yes we are active! We have set up our first meeting on the new site for a luncheon on November 2. Hope to see you there!

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The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

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Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

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By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.

Trailblazer

Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

Visionary

Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.

Pioneer

Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.

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Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.

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Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.

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Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.