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.
Our meetings often feature speakers specializing in scleroderma or related topics. To find out information about upcoming speakers or meeting topics, please check the calendar or contact the support group leader or chapter office.
We are a very open, friendly, and knowledgeable group! Family members or friends are always welcome to attend, and our support group meetings are always free of charge.
Notice: The January 14th support group meeting has been rescheduled due to unsafe weather condtitions!
Next Support Group is Feb. 11th!
Date: Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Time: 10am - 12pm
Location: Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital (map)
1015 NW 22nd Ave., Portland OR
Room: Wistar Morris Room
(Main hospital building, 1st floor, near main entrance.)
The Oregon Chapter's next support group meeting will feature a presentation from Camille Solyagua, a yoga instructor with the Daya Foundation - a non-profit yoga center in Portland that delivers accessible yoga alternatives for those with medical conditions that require medically-sensitive yoga.
After 10 years of studying and practicing yoga, Camille decided to become a yoga teacher herself in order to share the journey of growth and integration she experienced with others. She is deeply committed to helping people understand how a devoted yoga practice can lead to a healthy mind/body connection and personal transformation.
Camille has taught yoga to middle school students with learning differences, to adults in rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol, and to people living with PTSD. She has also worked with adults and seniors recovering from, or coping with the challenges of degenerative diseases, joint replacements and chronic pain.
Portland Support Group
Portland-based 2017 support group meetings for Oregon and SW Washington are scheduled for January, (now February), April, May, September, October and November.
Meetings are scheduled for 10am on the second Saturday of the months indicated, and are held at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon. Parking is free in the hospital parking garages - we will give you a parking validation slip.
Contact us at ORchapter@scleroderma.org for any questions!