This Peer Support Group is for individuals with any form of Arthritis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, CFS and any of the other diseases in this large group of related & similar illnesses. Our group will mostly have a casual format and will be a place to learn from each other’s experiences and to develop a new support system of peers that actually understand what you are going through because they are going through it as well and will always be there to help you through it.
We provide a safe and confidential environment where you can vent, cry, smile, laugh and make some new friends in the process. Although this group will definitely be a place to vent, it will also be a place to learn to cope and accept your illness. All of these diseases can be frustrating because you look fine on the outside, but have a serious illness and many of our peers have a difficult time understanding what we are going through.
The primary goals of each meeting is simply to make sure everyone who attends leaves feeling better than when they arrived, feeling empowered and knowing that they are not alone.
These diseases also affect those close to us, so family members & friends are encouraged to join us.