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COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the Stay Safe Ohio Order, the Ohio Chapter is cancelling all face-to-face meetings and education days through September.   This fall we will make decisions about meetings and events scheduled for October and beyond. We encourage patients and caregivers to stay in touch with us via the Virtual Support Group free meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 PM (see below).

Ohio Support Groups 2020

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.

Find a Free Scleroderma Ohio Support Group

Virtual Support Group:
Meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at 7 - 8 PM Eastern by phone or Zoom. August 12 meeting will be held by phone.  Please call toll-free 877-806-9883 and enter code 486576#.  Speaker will be Carla Dellaporta, Director of Education & Partnerships, NeedyMeds.  Title: Saving Money on Prescriptions
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SEPTEMBER MEETING: SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 at 7 PM Eastern.
Call toll-free 877-806-9883 and enter code 486576#.
Speaker: Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum, Holistic Clinical Pharmacist, Certified Health Coach, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach, Founder/CEO Rx Integrative Solutions in Blue Ash, OH www.rxintegrativesolutions.com
Title: COVID-19 Effects on Integrative Health & Wellness Trends 2020 – 2025.  Contact Tina Fellows with questions at tfellows@scleroderma.org

Central Ohio/Greater Columbus:
Co-Leaders: Ann Barnhart, (614) 717- 6790, columbus-sg@sfohio.org and Barb Talicska, columbus2-sg@sfohio.org.  THIS GROUP MAY HAVE ANOTHER VIRTUAL MEETING SOON. CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS.

Cleveland Clinic Support Group:
Leader: Lucille Miller - lmiller@scleroderma.org.
THIS GROUP MAY MEET BY PHONE AGAIN SOON. CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS.

Dayton AreaSaturday, August 15, 2020 - VIRTUAL MEETING - 10 AM via ZOOM!  Smart device link: https://zoom.us/j/8708635662?pwd=dTBlYkFLNE1UWFpHcXFlQktVTSsyQT09  
Meeting ID: 870 863 5662. Passcode: PLEASE EMAIL TFELLOWS@SCLERODERMA.ORG FOR PASSCODE!  OR Phone In: 1-646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 870 863 5662. Passcode: PLEASE EMAIL TFELLOWS@SCLERODERMA.ORG FOR PASSCODE!  Either way, you do not have to be on video if you don’t want to. You have the ability to turn the video capability off. It’s very easy and user-friendly!  Leader: Penny Davis: dayton-sg@sfohio.org

Greater Cincinnati:
Co-Leaders: Gabrielle Freeman - cincinnati-sg@sfohio.org and Greta O’Neal - cincinnati2-sfohio.org.
Upcoming meetings for 2020:  2nd Saturday of the month in September and December at 1-3 PM.  Simply call toll free 1-877-806-9883 and enter code 486576.

Northeast Ohio/Greater Cleveland:
Co-Leaders: Anne Davis (440) 212-2880, neohio2-sg@sfohio.org, Cheryl Wilson, neohio-sg@sfohio.org, and Donna Teaman.
THIS GROUP MAY MEET BY PHONE AGAIN SOON. CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS!

Toledo Area:
Leader: Lois Spratt Toledo-sg@sfohio.org.
THIS GROUP MAY MEET VIA ZOOM AGAIN SOON. CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS!

Youngstown Area:
Leader: Leni Schulz (330) 654-2538, youngstown-sg@sfohio.org
THIS GROUP MAY MEET VIA ZOOM AGAIN SOON. CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS!

For directions and meeting topics, contact the support group leader listed.