Oregon 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.
Portland Support Group
Portland-based support group meetings, for Oregon and SW Washington, in 2014 are scheduled for January, April, May, September, October and November.
Meetings scheduled for 10am on the second Saturday of the months indicated at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Wistar Morris Room on 1st floor, 1015 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Donna Stone, Support Group Leader
The next support group meeting for the Oregon chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation is scheduled for 10am -- noon, Saturday, October 11th, 2014. The guest speaker will be Bill Thome, who will be speaking about Disability and Social Security benefits.
The following Saturday, October 18, 2014, is our Dream Team Meeting. We invite anyone to come to this brainstorming session and share their ideas of things that we could do to improve the Oregon Chapter as a whole.
The meetings are held in the Wistar Morris Room on the first floor of Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital. Free on-street and facility parking are available, and the hospital is accessible via Tri-Met mass transit street cars and bus lines.
The two-hour Scleroderma Support Group is always free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to ask any questions and share their stories about living with scleroderma.
Donna Stone can be reached at 360.887.2360, DonnaPeterStone@yahoo.com.