Fibromyalgia London Group

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!).

Please keep checking back for more upcoming events! Upcoming Events:

You can also find us on: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter https://twitter.com/fmlondongroup

And https://www.facebook.com/fmlondongroup/ or look up @fmlondongroup

Information Seminar: Disability Benefits in Ontario (FREE, Open to the public, non-members of FLG and members). “From Application Process to Appeal Process” – Rob Spencer, London Employment Help Centre. As well, “Saving While Living on Social Assistance/Disability Benefits” – Robert Leyland, Family Services Thames Valley. Central Branch, London Public Library 215 Dundas Street (inside Citi Plaza, North Side) January 18th, 2020 10am-12:30pm. FREE to all! Also available, 2 hr free parking validation at front desk with library card. Buses include but not limited to: #90, #4, #15, #102, #13 and many more! Check LTC http://www.londontransit.ca/ for more info. Also, City of London has an income-related bus pass subsidy http://www.london.ca/residents/social-services/discretionary-benefits/Pages/Subsidized-Transit.aspx Next one is March 11th, 2020 1-3pm at Jalna Branch, London Public Library, 1119 Jalna Blvd (across from White Oaks Mall, beside South London Community Centre). Free parking available on on bus routes #4 and #93 (Express), buses at White Oaks Mall include: #10, #90 (Express). Check LTC http://www.londontransit.ca/ for more info. Also, City of London has an income-related bus pass subsidy http://www.london.ca/residents/social-services/discretionary-benefits/Pages/Subsidized-Transit.aspx Need questions answered? These programs, presented by: London Public Library, London Employment Help Centre, Family Services Thames Valley, and Fibromyalgia London Group will answer all those questions and more! Help is here! Contact FLG for more details.

Knit Happens!!! Free Therapeutic Knitting Activity Group for all!!! Central Branch, London Public Library 251 Dundas Street (inside Citi Plaza, North Side). 3rd Floor Boardroom, accessible, elevator across from stairs. Please remember, Fibromyalgia London Group events are scent-free; what you think smells good could make someone else uncomfortable or ill. Whether you’re a long-time knitter or a newbie, members and non-members (open to the public) of Fibromyalgia London Group, all are welcome! Janice Sumpton, our wonderful instructor is there to help or just share some time together. Bi-weekly – Thursday January 23rd, 2020 1pm-2:30pm February 6th, 2020 1pm-2:30pm. February 20th, 2020 1pm-2:30pm. (Doors stay open until 3pm so you can finish up, continue to chat or rest a while). Free 2hr parking with validation at front desk of LPL with your library card. Also, on or near many bus routes, including but not limited to: #4, #15, #13, #90, #7, #19, and many more! Check LTC http://www.londontransit.ca/ for more info. Also, City of London has an income-related bus pass subsidy http://www.london.ca/residents/social-services/discretionary-benefits/Pages/Subsidized-Transit.aspx Events brought to you by London Public Library and Fibromyalgia London Group (FLG).

Cards and Company Monday Afternoons! January 27th, 2020, 1pm-3pm!!! Snacks always welcome!!! Near St. Joe’s with some parking in driveway and so free street parking. Also on plenty of bus routes: #1, #15, #90, etc. Check LTC http://www.londontransit.ca/ for more info. Also, City of London has an income-related bus pass subsidy http://www.london.ca/residents/social-services/discretionary-benefits/Pages/Subsidized-Transit.aspx Email: darcyyada@gmail.com for info on cards, buses, bus passes and more! January 27th, 1-3pm. February 10th 1-3pm. February 24th 1-3pm. And did I mention the snacks?

Thursday February 20th, 2020Sharing Circle Earl Nichols Recreation Centre 799 Homeview Rd. 11am-12:30pm. Free parking and on/near bus routes including #10. Check LTC http://www.londontransit.ca/ for more info. Also, City of London has an income-related bus pass subsidy http://www.london.ca/residents/social-services/discretionary-benefits/Pages/Subsidized-Transit.aspx Join us! Share if you like, or listen and learn, we’re just here to help. $5 donation per person per event or $20 for the whole year (for you and a supporter for any or all events…seriously!).

Seriously, keep checking back for more details and blog posts…

Please read and keep checking back, this page changes all the time with upcoming events. To the right of this page, under “What We’ve Been Up To” are blog posts about events, Fibromyalgia and other stuff. Also, and very important, please share this homepage https://fibrolondongroup.ca/ for the London Fibromyalgia Group (FLG) with family, friends, colleagues, medical professionals, clubs, groups and on social media – you never know when you’re going to help someone. Then please, submit an original blog post, memes, quotes, ideas, recipes, lyrics, personal experiences, etc. to: darcyyada@gmail.com (you can use your first name, full name, pseudonym, whatever you feel comfortable with, in the blogging world, anything goes…).

“Chronic Suckage”, “Is #Fibromyalgia Still a Four Letter Word?” and “12 Unusual Ways To Relieve HolidayStress” by Guest Blogger, D. Parker https://yadadarcyyada.com also a member of Fibromyalgia London Group and a Peer Leader.

https://fibrolondongroup.ca/2019/12/06/chronic-suckage/

https://fibrolondongroup.ca/2019/12/08/is-fibromyalgia-still-a-four-letter-word/

https://fibrolondongroup.ca/2019/12/15/12-unusual-ways-to-relieve-your-holiday-stress/

Fibromyalgia London Group
Tel: 519-453-3198 ~ Email: fmgroup.london@gmail.com ~ Website: www.fibrolondongroup.ca

Also, please find us (FLG) @fmlondongroup on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

fmgroup.london@gmail.com

519-453-3198

https://twitter.com/fmlondongroup

https://www.facebook.com/fmlondongroup/

~ We are a scent, fragrance and latex-free environment.

OUR MISSION

To provide persons with Fibromyalgia (FM) and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) with:

  • Access to a safe, scent-free, supportive, inclusive space where individuals, their families, caregivers, and supporters can, without judgement, listen to and learn from each other.
  • Opportunities to share personal experiences, information, ideas, and strategies to help one cope with symptoms and live a healthy life or lifestyle.
  • Increased awareness and education on this invisible, chronic multi-systemic illness.
  • Inspirational and acceptance in a caring, positive, fun and friendly environment.
  • Ways to develop and strengthen one’s ability to not just survive with FM and/or CFS/ME, but to thrive, in spite of it.

What We Offer

  • Supportive, safe, non-judgemental meeting space.
  • Positive moral and peer support, encouragement and advice.
  • Group meetings with an invited guest speaker(s) to enhance your personal knowledge and education on: the symptoms and lifestyle impacts of Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; living a healthy lifestyle with chronic conditions; diet and nutrition; exercises and stress management; community/professional services, resources, programs; alternative healing treatments; etc.
  • Peer-led Sharing Circle Sessions to share and exchange information on daily living with FM and/or CFS/ME; coping strategies and tips; healing practices; etc. Confidentiality of what is said during the sessions is respected and expected!
  • Special Events with high profile guest speakers to raise awareness and support advocacy and education for National Pain Awareness Week (November) as well as FM/CFS/ME Awareness Month (May).
  • Access to information on national/provincial advocacy strategies.
  • Opportunity to build your own network of support services, resources, professionals, and connections.

How To Join The Fibromyalgia London Group

Fill out an application form with an annual member donation of $20 or more. This also providers free admittance not only for yourself, but your listed caregivers, family members, supporters, 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.

For more information contact us at:

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.

Thank you for stopping by, hope to visit again.

Please join us.

You are not alone.

Spread the love
  • Yum

4 thoughts on “Fibromyalgia London Group

    1. Thanks for dropping by, we can certainly help you with that. 🙂
      Here’s the website (this site but on static homepage) w/ all the info. https://fibrolondongroup.ca/
      Also, here’s the contact info: Jacqueline at: Tel: 519-453-3198 ~ Email: fmgroup.london@gmail.com
      We’re also on social media @fmlondongroup (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
      Also, we’re looking for people to contribute to our blog, posts, quotes, pictures, lyrics, advice, reommendations, personal experiences, etc.
      Hope this all helps, if not, give me a shout back and I’ll (Donna) find more for you. 🙂
      Happy Holidays and hope this day is treating you kindly. 🙂

  1. In my ME/CFS support group (I have fibro, too), a Canadian posted an article about Justine Noel’s fight for assisted suicide.
    I can’t get her out of my mind. I live in the US, but I wonder if anyone knows whether she has been offered intrathecal pain relief? As a former nurse, I would hope so. I’d like to find out. Please contact me.

    1. I’m not sure what Justine has been offered, although I’m guessing, like me, the first thing we’d all like to offer her are big gentle hugs. I can’t get her out of my mind (Donna Parker, blogger and keeper of our groups’ website) either, Susan, I think Justine and I were diagnosed at approximately the same age, though mine was decades ago, yet I still strongly remember thinking life was over, it felt terminal. I’m also unsure what exactly has been given or offered as treatment, Justine said in the article she has tried everything possible. Our Group leader and founder, Jacqueline Fraser is quoted in the article and I agree, we need to make Fibromyalgia, ME, CFS, and other chronic pain conditions more mainstream, more understood and given more attention concerning better treatment options. I will look into intrathecal pain relief, although I know I’ve never been offered it.
      Thank you for stopping by, Susan, we’re just building this site and pleased to have caring visitors. 🙂
      Hope this week treats you kindly. Hope we can virtually visit again. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.