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COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 policy of our national office, the Ohio Chapter is cancelling all face-to-face meetings and education days until further notice.  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).  Some of the other groups are also holding virtual meetings via Zoom as you'll 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 for December - Holiday Trivia Party and Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!  Special event!  Free!:  Leader:  Tina Fellows - tfellows@scleroderma.org .  This group normally meets the 2nd Wednesday monthly at 7 PM Eastern sometimes by phone and sometimes via Zoom. Next meeting: December 9, 2020 at 7 PM Eastern by
Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/8708635662?pwd=dTBlYkFLNE1UWFpHcXFlQktVTSsyQT09  
Meeting ID: 870 863 5662; Passcode: email Tfellows@scleroderma.org for passcode; Or Call in if you prefer not to be on video! 1-646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 870 863 5662; Passcode: email Tfellows@scleroderma.org for passcode.  Prizes will be awarded for trivia winners and ugliest sweater!

Central Ohio/Greater Columbus:  Leader: Barb Talicska - columbus2-sg@sfohio.org. Next meeting: Sunday, January 24 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 in January - stay tuned for details!

Dayton Area: Leader: Penny Davis: dayton-sg@sfohio.org . Meetings have concluded for 2020.  Join us April 2021!  

Greater Cincinnati:
Co-Leaders: Gabrielle Freeman - cincinnati-sg@sfohio.org and Greta O’Neal - cincinnati2-sfohio.org.
Upcoming meetings for 2020:  Please join the Virtual Suppor Group Holiday Party December 9th meeting at 7 PM (see details above)!  This will replace our previously scheduled December 12 meeting.

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 will have an education day via Zoom with a speaker on Gastrointestinal Issues in Scleroderma in December or January.  Stay tuned for details!

Youngstown Area:
Leader: Leni Schulz (330) 654-2538, youngstown-sg@sfohio.org
One last meeting for the year for the Youngstown Support Group! This is coming up on Monday, December 7 at 7 PM Eastern. We're looking forward to seeing you (or just hearing you - you do not have to be on video if you don't want to)! Just click: https://zoom.us/j/8708635662?pwd=dTBlYkFLNE1UWFpHcXFlQktVTSsyQT09
Meeting ID: 870 863 5662; Passcode: email Tina at tfellows@scleroderma.org to get it or check in Leni's reminder email.  OR Dial in: 1-646-558-8656, Meeting ID: 870 863 5662
Passcode: email Tina for it or check in Leni's reminder email.

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