Colorado Support Groups
Support Groups provide a forum to share feelings, concerns, information, and as well as a place to offer peer support and encouragement. Solicitations or research projects are not conducted at support group meetings.
Support groups often feature speakers specializing in scleroderma or related topics. To find out information about upcoming speakers or meeting topics, please contact the support group leader or chapter office.
This schedule is subject to change. Before attending a group for the first time, please call to verify date and time. Groups are free of charge and open to everyone.
We are starting to plan for our 2016 support group meetings. If you have suggestions for topics or speakers, please contact the support group leader in your area below.
Southern Colorado Support Group
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 3rd Saturday of odd months.
Penrose Cancer Center, Room CC-A, 2222 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80907.
Contact: Cyndy Besselievre
September 19, 2015 - Update on the 2015 National Patient Education Conference by this year's Chapter attendees.
November 21, 2015 - Holiday luncheon and party at the Edelweiss Restaurant, 34 E. Ramona Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80905! (NOTE: Different location for this event.)
Mile High Support Group
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2nd Saturday of the month.
Arthritis Foundation, 2280 S. Albion Street, Denver, Colorado, 80222. See directions.
Contact: Sandee Maas
August 8, 2015 - Update on the 2015 National Patient Education Conference by this year's Chapter attendees.
September 12, 2015 - Dr. Jason Kolfenbach, a rheumatologist at University of Colorado Hospital-Anschutz Campus, will host a Q&A on scleroderma.
October 10, 2015 - April Suh, a certified acupuncturist at Heaven and Earth Acupuncture, will present on acupuncture as a treatment to relieve pain.
Novermber 14, 2015 - Hillary Lum, MD, PhD, will lead a discussion on end of life care.
December 12, 2015 - Holiday party!
Northern Colorado Support Group
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 4th Saturday of even months.
Medical Center of the Rockies, Poudre Canyon Room, 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., Loveland, CO 80538
Contact: Judy Laible
August 22, 2015 - Update on the 2015 National Patient Education Conference by this year's Chapter attendees.
October 24, 2015 - Sandee Billen Maas will discuss her journey with scleroderma including renal failure and a kidney transplant.
December 5, 2015 - Holiday luncheon and party starting at 11:00 a.m. at The Moot House, 2626 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80525! (NOTE: Different date, time and location for this event.)
Western Slope Support Group
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 2nd Saturday of odd months.
See below for the locations for the remainder of the 2015 meetings.
Contact: Garnet Hoover
September 12, 2015 - Dr. Tracy Frech, a rheumatologist at University of Utah Hospital, will present on Capillaroscopy. (LOCATION: THE ARTIST'S HAVEN, 240 NORTH AVE., GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81501.)
November 14, 2015 - Holiday party and update on the 2015 National Patient Education Conference by this year's Chapter attendees. (LOCATION: CHILI'S BAR & GRILL, 584 24 1/2 ROAD, GRAND JUNCTION, CO 81505.)