We know that an active role in managing spondylitis, backed by a sound knowledge base, will positively influence disease outcomes. The knowledgeable volunteers who lead SAA-Sponsored Spondylitis Educational Support Groups play a vital role by providing a forum for those with spondylitis to connect and offer support, as well as making available resources to help in taking charge of spondylitis.
SAA-Sponsored Spondylitis Educational Support Groups provide:
Starting a spondylitis support group can be a fulfilling and rewarding challenge. As the facilitator or leader of the new group, you will be involved in coordinating support group meetings. The role requires you to make arrangements for meeting dates and locations, plan agendas, line up occasional guest speakers, and respond to patient telephone calls and emails.
Are you interested in starting a new SAA-Sponsored Spondylitis Educational Support Group in your area? SAA’s Programs Coordinator, Rachel Zaimont, will be happy to provide more information and review the informal application process. Please email Rachel at Programs@spondylitis.org or reach her at (818) 892-1616, Ext. 225.
Learn more by reading “Things to Consider When Starting a SAA-Sponsored Spondylitis Educational Support Group.”
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