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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 November.   This fall we will make decisions about meetings and events scheduled for December 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:  Leader:  Tina Fellows - tfellows@scleroderma.org .  Meets 2nd Wednesday monthly at 7 - 8 PM Eastern sometimes by phone and sometimes via Zoom. Next meeting: SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 at 7 PM Eastern by phone.  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.  

Central Ohio/Greater Columbus:  Co-Leaders:  Ann Barnhart - (614) 717-6790 and Barb Talicska - columbus2-sg@sfohio.org. Next meeting: Sunday, October 12 at 2 PM Eastern via phone or Zoom (your choice). Link: https://zoom.us/j/8708635662?pwd=dTBlYkFLNE1UWFpHcXFlQktVTSsyQT09
Meeting ID: 870 863 5662 ;  Passcode: please email Tina Fellows at tfellows@scleroderma.org for passcode!  OR Dial 1-646-558-8656 ; Meeting ID: 870 863 5662 ; Passcode: please email Tina Fellows at 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!

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

Dayton Area: Leader: Penny Davis: dayton-sg@sfohio.org . Next meeting: Saturday, September 12 at 10 AM Eastern via phone or ZOOM (your choice).
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!  

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.