Our support and education programs are the only on-going programs of their kind in the Northeast which combine current RA- related information with peer support.
The Early RA Support and Education Program
Living with RA: Lecture, Lunch and Conversation
The first half of each workshop features a lecture by a recognized health care professional who provides essential information about RA management and treatment. Following each lecture, the group participates in a support group discussion, facilitated by a clinical social worker and an experienced rheumatology nurse.
Short-Term Counseling: Sometimes individual support, in addition to the support provided by the group, can be helpful in coping with RA. We offer:
Public Education Lectures: In addition to the lectures presented in the education and support groups, we present free lectures on RA-related topics to a larger community audience. These bi-annual lectures are offered in collaboration with our Education Division and the Arthritis Foundation, and are open to the public.
Lecture Summaries: To reach a wider audience, and for people who can not attend the workshops, we offer summaries of select lectures