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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.

Our support group leaders are currently working on the 2018 meeting agendas. Please contact the support group leader in your area below if there are topics or speakers of interest to you for presentations at the 2018 meetings. Check back as we will update this page as we get topics and speakers confirmed.


"Virtual" Support Group

Teleconference Support Group
7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday evenings.
Call 712-775-7031, enter call ID 781-611-035# when prompted.

Contact:  Cyndy Besselievre
Phone:  303-806-6686
Email:  cochapter@scleroderma.org 

Meeting Schedule

February 8, 2018 - To be announced.
May 10, 2018 - To be announced.
August 9, 2018 - To be announced.
November 8, 2018 - To be announced.


Colorado Springs
Southern Colorado Support Group
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 3rd Saturday of odd months
Penrose Cancer Center, Room CC-C, 2222 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80907  (NOTE: NEW ROOM LOCATION FOR 2018!)

Contact: Cyndy Besselievre
Phone: 303-806-6686
Email: cochapter@scleroderma.org

Meeting Schedule

January 20, 2018 -  Dr. Na Zhai, Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Acupuncture Clinic will present on the basics of acupuncture and how it can be applied to scleroderma and chronic pain.
March 17, 2018 - To be announced.
May 19, 2018 - A representative from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US will present on PAH - Tips for Being an Empowered Patient.
July 21, 2018 - To be announced.
September 15, 2018 - Update on the workshops presented at the 2018 National Patient Education Conference.
November 17, 2018 - Holiday luncheon and party! 


Denver
Mile High Support Group
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2nd Saturday of the month.
Arthritis Foundation, 2280 S. Albion St., Denver, CO 80222

Contact: Sandee Maas
Phone: 720-272-7786
Email: sandeejo@gmail.com  

Meeting Schedule

January 13, 2018 - Kimberly Ann Ward, LMT, CHHC, Body Mind Therapist, will discuss stress and autoimmune and leaky gut. 
February 10, 2018 - To be announced.
March 10, 2018 - Rizwan Quader of Actelion Pharmaceuticals US will present on FAQ's about PAH.
April 14, 2018 - To be announced.
May 12, 2018 - To be announced.
June 9, 2018 - Picnic in the Park!
July 14, 2018 - To be announced.
August 11, 2018 - Update on the workshops presented at the 2018 National Patient Education Conference. 
September 8, 2018 - To be announced.
October 13, 2018 - To be announced.
November 10, 2018 - To be announced.
December 8, 2018 - Holiday party!


Loveland
Northern Colorado Support Group
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4th Saturday of even months
Medical Center of the Rockies, 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., Arapahoe Peaks and Mount Meeker rooms (lower level) Loveland, CO 80538. 

Contact: Judy Laible
Phone: 970-622-9498
Email: jlaible@frii.com

Barb Kinneer
Phone:  970-817-4386
Email: kinneer.barbara@gmail.com 

Meeting Schedule

February 24, 2018 - Patricia Kuyper, O.T., UCHealth, will present on hand exercises for scleroderma.
April 28, 2018 - A representative from the Kendall Nutrition Center at CSU will present on nutrition and diet for scleroderma (tentative). 
June 23, 2018 - To be announced.
August 25, 2018 - Update on the workshops presented at the 2018 National Patient Education Conference.
October 27,2018 - Patty Welfare, MA, Community Health Specialist, Aspen Club, will present on stress and the brain and how things like meditation can help relieve stress and keep the brain functioning better.
December 2018 - Holiday luncheon and party! (Date and location to be determined.)


Grand Junction
Western Slope Support Group
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2nd Saturday of odd months.
Community Hospital, Legacy Room 1, 2351 G Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505 

Contact: Garnet Hoover
Phone: 970-234-1142
Email: wolfing57@gmail.com

Contact: Suzanne Hope
Phone: 970-326-7723
Email: reikihopes@yahoo.com  

Meeting Schedule

January 13, 2018 - Jeannette Durham, Diabetes Clinical Manager, Community Health's Outpatient, Nutrition and Diabetes Education Center will give a smoothie demonstration - Sip Your Way to Better Health.
March 10, 2018 - To be announced.
May 12, 2018 - To be announced.
July 14, 2018 - To be announced.  
September 8, 2018 - Update on the workshops presented at the 2018 National Patient Education Conference.
November 10, 2018 - Holiday party!


Rio Rancho
Albuquerque/Rio Rancho Support Group
1 p.m. - 3 p.m., 2nd Saturday of even months.
Flying Star Cafe (hospitality room), 10700 Corrales Road A, Albuquerque, NM  87114

Contact:  Anna Wenger
Phone:  505-974-9293
Email:  annawenger91@gmail.com

Theresa Johnson
Phone:  520-248-2235