Arthritis Support Network launched: 2017
Arthritis Support Network Leader: Gary Type of Arthritis: Rheumatoid/Osteo
About this Arthritis Support Network:
Colorado Springs Arthritis Support Network is a face to face, peer led support group for adults living with any form of arthritis and rheumatic disease. Our mission is to connect with individuals for the purpose of education and empowerment. Through educational meetings and recreational activities we will address the emotional, social, and physical challenges of living with arthritis. Periodically we will have guest speakers who will discuss such subjects as medicines, diet, exercise, insurance, etc. Join us for the enlightening information and the opportunity to share with others who understand.
I am sixty-something years young, live with my wife, our children are grown, and, we have a bunch of grandkids. I grew up in Illinois and moved to Colorado at the age of twenty-one, and have been here ever since. Fishing, spending time with grandkids, being outdoors, a good movie, are some activities that I enjoy for recreation. I was diagnosed with RD in 2010 and had to shut down my residential/commercial painting business, I was physically unable to continue. I was a commercial/residential painter, working for other companies as well as my own business. I enjoy the outdoors, I paint (pictures now and not buildings!) a little, work on crafts some, light gardening, and spending time with my wife. After seven years of being idle I have decided it is time to give what I can to our cause and volunteer my help. I feel privileged to be in the position that I am, being able to help. My wife is very supportive of me; she has a good understanding of the challenges we face daily. I am very passionate about the fact that we need better awareness of rheumatic diseases. To have un-supporting (because of their ignorance) family members, friends, medical professionals, can be, and often is devastating, and can lead to a whole host of other problems for an individual who is already struggling. It is heart breaking.
I wish to begin and lead a local support group that will be supportive, informative, and provide fellowship for not only learning but also with recreational/fun activities. This is not a battle for anyone to face alone, we need each other.
To join this Arthritis Support Network, please click the "Join this Group” button above and we will send you updates about upcoming events via email.
Head over to the Calendar of Events to RSVP your attendance.
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All subscribers to this group agree to adhere to the Support Group Participant Guidelines.