Local Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Groups


Rheumatoid Arthritis support groups: A great idea?

Three years ago, a few frustrating phone calls and I gave up trying to start a local Rheumatoid Arthritis support group. It was more work than I could handle. A couple of years later, I started my blog. Talk about a lot to handle… it’s been an incredible few months.cats on fence

Now I’m having second thoughts about the Rheumatoid Arthritis support group. Recently, I met a sweet neighbor who has RA. Guess where I met her! On Facebook! Would you believe she told of the same false start experience of a local group right here in my neighborhood?

Last month while doing Boy Scout work, my son met a woman with RA. You’ll never guess? She lives in my neighborhood, too.

Wait! That’s not all… I’ve met more people through the blog who are within a couple of hours of me. A local RA support group is starting to sound like a good idea again – just so I can meet these great folks face to face.

What about you?

  • Have you ever participated in a Rheumatoid Arthritis support group in your local area?
  • Would you like to be part of a local RA support group?
  • Would you consider starting a local RA support group?

The “Local Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Groups” page

Readers have often mentioned a need for local Rheumatoid Arthritis support. So, here’s my first step: I’m posting a new page on RA Warrior to help our readers find local Rheumatoid Arthritis groups. Only active local in-person RA support groups are included. If you are looking for a group, check back with our list as it grows.

If you participate in a local Rheumatoid Arthritis support group now, I may be able to list your group on the new support group page. Please have the leader send me an email. If you are starting a new group, contact me via email or Facebook and I’ll help you make an announcement.

Will I ever do a local RA support myself? I’ll keep you posted.

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 at 7:04 am and is filed under Living with RA / Managing RA. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.


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