SUPPORT & EDUCATION GROUP
We are Here for You
Learn how to take control of your fibromyalgia at our positive, supportive, and informational group. The group meets monthly on Zoom. Prior to COVID, the group met for 23 years at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren, MI. St. John Providence/Ascension has been an invaluable partner for over 23 years. Over 2000 people have attended our meetings. Physicians regularly refer their fibromyalgia patients to our group. Membership benefits include: learning the latest advances in fibromyalgia research, diagnosis and treatment; expert speakers at meetings; and spending time with other members to learn coping tips and share support. We have members from across the country.
Due to Covid, all meetings are now online until further notice. You need to register for each meeting to receive your personal login information. Contact us for registration information or become a member today!
Second Monday of every month unless noted 7-9 PM
$20 annual dues - individual
$26 annual dues - family membership (members of a household can share a membership)
First meeting is free. Friends and family members welcome.
BECOME A MEMBER
Having fibromyalgia can be confusing and even overwhelming. Do you long to talk to other people who really understand what you are going through? Our members understand how challenging life is with Fibro and newcomers are always welcome.
Educated patients have improved health outcomes. Becoming knowledgable about your diagnosis (or multiple diagnoses) can help you make more informed decisions. Having a chronic illness (or likely illnesses) is stressful. Becoming educated has been shown to reduce stress and perhaps even save you money.
We know it's not easy to add one more item to your calendar. We have fibromyalgia, so we get it. We work with you to keep you comfortable at our meetings. You can participate as much or as little as you would like. We bring in expert speakers, watch videos and have discussions. The content and style of meetings vary so we can meet the needs of all of our members. If you are looking for education and support in a positive environment, please join us. Your first meeting is free. Membership is $20 for the year. A family member can join with you for just an extra $6.00.
Never miss a meeting by signing up for our free monthly E-Newsletter. It will remind you about upcoming meetings, share helpful coping tips and more. Sign up today!
January 9 - Holiday HOOPLA Party
February 13 - Group Discusssion
March 13 - How can we learn the difference between pain that hurts and pain that will cause a flare-up (make our fibromyalgia worse)? Join FAM President & Founder Sharon Waldrop, NBC-HWC, for a group discussion around this issue.
April 10 - 22nd Michigan Fibromyalgia Awareness Day featuring fibromyalgia researcher Daniel Clauw, MD.
May 8 - What are your questions about life with fibromyalgia? Join us for a group discussion with FAM President & Founder Sharon Waldrop, NBC-HWC.
June 12 - Details soon
July 10 - Details soon
August 14 - Details soon
September 18 (Third Monday) - Details soon
October 9 - Details soon
November 13 - Celebrating 26 Years!
December 11 - Details soon
Got Questions? Please contact Sharon.