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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, or to suggest topics or speakers of interest to you, please contact the support group leader in your area below or the chapter office at cochapter@scleroderma.org or 303-806-6686.

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.


"Virtual" Support Group

Teleconference/Video Conference Support Group
7 p.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday evenings.  

Contact:  Christine Shephard

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

Meeting Schedule

November 7, 2019 - Presentation on When to Apply for Social Security Disability hosted by Lyndsey Ellis, Allsup. Learn more about the process of applying for Social Security disability benefits, especially the connection to your ability to work, and the requirements to reach a successful approval for benefits by the Social Security Administration. The presentation will provide an overview on working with your medical providers to assess your financial options, applying for and using Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, and the critical advantages of receiving SSDI.

To join by computer: https://join.me/sclerodermacolorado
To join by phone (or if your computer has no audio) 720-650-5050, enter meeting ID 808 128 0033#


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

Contact: Sara Clement
Phone: 201-314-7814
Email: sarc56@gmail.com

Meeting Schedule

November 16, 2019 - Meet our New Leader!

January 18, 2020 - General Support


Mile High Support Group
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2nd Saturday of the month.
Scleroderma Foundation Rocky Mountain Chapter office, 5403 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO  80222

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

Barb Frodin, co-leader

Meeting Schedule

November 9, 2019 - Speaker - Jessica Carcoana - Tips to Clean Up Your Toxic Environment. Bring your favorite "green" cleaning idea to share! (Rescheduled from October.)

December 14, 2019 - Annual holiday party.

January 11, 2020 - General Support

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, co-leader
Phone: 970-215-8154
Email: jlaible@frii.com

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

Meeting Schedule

December 7, 2019 - Annual holiday luncheon at 11 a.m. at The Moot House, 2626 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO  80525. (NOTE: DIFFERENT DATE, TIME AND LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT!)

February 22, 2020 - Speaker - Dr. Eric E. Stevens, MD. FCCP, UCHealth Pulmonology - Discuss pulmonary issues related to scleroderma.

April 25, 2020 - Speaker - Betsy Craig, Menu Trinfo, LLC, Founder and CEO - Betsy will tell her personal story of her fight with scleroderma, including her recent stem cell transplant.


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 

Meeting Schedule

November 9, 2019 - Update on the workshops presented at the 2019 National Patient Education Conference.

January 11, 2020 -  General Support

March 14, 2020 -  General Support