Supporting Ourselves By Helping Others.
Fibromyalgia London Group (FLG) is a grassroots, community-based, volunteer-driven, self-help and wellness support group for London, St. Thomas and Middlesex County (and on the internet, the world! Hello world!).
We’re still in a situation with the COVID-19 pandemic that none of us has ever been in before. The Middlesex London Health Unit wants to ensure Londoners that the risk to those in the area is low because many people are following the rules of Physical Distancing/Social Distancing, Washing your hands often (if you’re out for necessities and can’t wash your hands, use hand sanitizer, at least 60% alcohol and/or wipes – you can look up instructions of how to make your own wipes and sanitizer if stores are still not stocked with these essential products), wearing a mask if you think you may be ill (stay home is a better option) and stay safe. Sadly, many people are not following the rules and are putting themselves and others at risk. This global effort, SOCIAL DISTANCING/PHYSICAL DISTANCING in order to contain the coronavirus and “flatten the curve” (spread out the cases of COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2/novel coronavirsus 2019 out so as not to overwhelm the medical system).
In line with the cancellations and postponements of events, activities and programs, the Leadership Team has decided it would be prudent for our FLG to follow suit, in order to protect our own FM/CFS community, in which many are dealing with compromised health situations and pre-existing respiratory illnesses or chronic conditions.
The Fibromyalgia London Group has therefore CANCELLEDS ALL ACTIVITIES, WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS scheduled to take place from now until at least the END OF APRIL 2020. Educational Workshops, Sharing Circle sessions, Brown Bag Chat Clubs, KNIT Happens! and Cooking Classes scheduled for March and April are therefore CANCELLED. The Leadership Team plans to reassess the international crisis situation and hopefully, we can recommence our monthly activities in May or June or whenever is safe, with modifications. We’ve only POSTPONED, not cancelled Dr. Rhonda Gilby’s “Science of Happiness” educational event, hopefully to a date very soon. STAY TUNED!
Steps Fibromyalgia London Group is taking/advising to ensure the safety and well-being of all members due to Coronavirus (COVID-19):
1.Wash your hands often and with soap for approx. 20-30 seconds (count or sing a song to time it). The average person touches their face anywhere from 15-50 times an hour, while it’s impossible to wash your hands each time, be aware when you are doing it. Ways to stop touching your face include but are not limited to: be aware of triggers that could be making you touch your face and avoid them. Do something else with your hands. In a world with more people this is a good habit to break. #WashYourHands After washing your hands #safehands remember your phone carries germs too!
2. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) or wipes when you’re not able to wash your hands.
3. No contact. Stay 2 metres or 6 feet away from others to stay safe. Please, no hugs, handshakes – let a smile be your expression of affection or respect. Just smile and wave, just smile and wave!
4.Don’t panic, be cautious. If you have traveled in the past 14 days, please do not go out of your home for any reason, that means no “just a quick trip to the grocery store” or a packed Costco, anyway, stay home, don’t put others at risk. If you have a dry cough, fever, flu-like symptoms, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, whether or not you’ve been traveling, see a doctor; better safe than sorry. Also, wear a mask so you don’t spread any illness to others.
5. Use common sense, if you’re sick, don’t go out (self-isolate, take some “me” time). If you’re worried about getting sick, talk to professionals, do not rely on medical information on the internet.
We will continue to monitor the situation day-by-day. Please keep checking back here for updates. https://fibrolondongroup.ca/
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How To Join The Fibromyalgia London Group
Fill out a quick application form with an annual member donation of $20. This also provides free admittance not only for yourself, but your listed caregiver, family member, supporter, etc. to any or all events provided by the group for one full year.
Visitors or non-members are expected to pay a $5.00 per person goodwill donation at the door to each event.
Your donation helps sustain our Group and cover administrative operating costs, meeting incidentals, speaker gifts, and our Group’s membership with other national/provincial advocacy organizations.
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Disclaimer: The Fibromyalgia London Group (FLG) was created to be a resource of pertinent information to those who attend our meetings, sharing circle sessions, and special events. While we invite medical and healthcare professionals, advocates, practitioners or representatives from community organizations to speak at our meetings and special events, FLG does not endorse, support or recommend any specific treatment, product, therapy or person. The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by participants and group members do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, views, or official policies of the FLG.
Please note: We are not currently a registered charity.
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