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D.A.S.H. = Disabled And Still Happy ~ Parker/Aurora

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What we're about

This is a group for anyone with a disability, whether it be visible (requires the use of a wheelchair, walker, or cane) or invisible (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, TBI, MS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Neuropathy, Arthritis, Stroke, Parkinson's, etc.). Also, anyone who experiences chronic pain, extreme fatigue, dizziness, severe depression, weakness, and/or cognitive impairment is welcome in this group.

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We meet in the Denver, CO metro area (Littleton, S.E. Aurora, and Henderson, but we also have an active Facebook page if you would like to join us online. We are neither activists nor educators; we meet to socialize and enjoy the company of others who understand what it is like to be living a life that no longer fits the expectations and norms of mainstream society.

Our coffee chats also include an emphasis on attitude to help us Live Again! (a prominent feature on our logo) ~ the always supportive atmosphere of our meetups enables members to increase their health, wellness, fitness, and psychological contentment in whatever manner is meaningful to them - becoming more physically active, learning new wellness techniques (psychological and physical), escaping victim behavior/psychology, and of course, making new friends who understand. Every Saturday afternoon we enjoy games, crafts, drinks and snacks at the coffee house where we meet, shopping at an upscale resale shop a few doors away, and socializing.

Members may also participate in outdoor activities that offer sunshine, fresh air, and physical activities: bicycling, kayaking, and sailing with Adaptive Adventures, and our Annual End of Summer Heat Picnic to celebrate the onset of cooler days!

LET'S MEETUP ~ SHARE SOME LAUGHS AND FRUSTRATIONS!

Even if you aren't able to physically join us at a meetup, I hope you will become a member so we can get to know you. Those of us who meetup have created lifelines that help us get through the day, and any member who connects to the group online will be similarly rewarded. An online connection can be as valuable as one made in person, rewarding those of us who are feeling lonely, isolated, anxious, or depressed.

We all have tough times and everyone in this group understands what it's like to suffer through them. You won't be alone any longer when you become a member.

Your new friends are waiting!!!

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