Posted in Blog posts, COVID-19, Fibromyalgia, Getting social, Sharing Circle, Social events, ZOOM

I’ll Stop the World and #Zoom with You

All ZOOM activities are free, courtesy of Fibromyalgia London Group and open to all, especially those with Fibromyalgia, CFS, ME, CRPS, MCS, CSS (Central Sensitivity Syndromes), chronic pain/chronic illness, etc. We have people from around the world dropping by, for free, you should too! You don’t need a Zoom account to participate. We’ve taken precautions to make it safe for participants. Each activity is a “respect” zone where we respect each other and enjoy the activity, together. Please register so we can send you the free Zoom link (again, you don’t need a ZOOM account, we have one): Email: fmgroup.london@gmail.com ~ or Tel: 519-453-3198 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Read, Enjoy, Learn, Share on Social Media —-Website: www.fibrolondongroup.ca !!!!! Please, also find us and share us (Fibromyalgia London Group) @fmlondongroup on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Tuesdays at 1pm September/October 2020

B2C2 (Brown Bag Chat Club) ~~~ 1pm ET Tuesday September 29th, 2020 and 1pm ET Tuesday October 13th, 2020 and 1pm Tuesday October 27th, 2020 —- where we chat over lunch about things that distract us from pain and fatigue and all the bad stuff. Any suggestions on books to discuss? Places you’ve traveled or wish to travel (even virtually?)?

Tuesday Trivia Time (TTT) – you get your 1st point, it’s on Tuesday! 1pm ET Tuesday October 6th, 2020 —— where we fight memory problems to see who can remember things without looking them up, ok, we often (eventually) look them up. Prizes available! FREE!

Wednesdays at 1pm September/October 2020

Wednesdays/Weekly at 1pm September 2020 – All Abilities Tai Chi September 30th, 2020 at 1pm ET; October 7th, 14th, 2020 at 1pm. FREE! All Abilities Tai Chi – weekly; Instructor Susan Katz leads participants through the theory and practice of basic Tai Chi movements. Susan takes the time to explain the why, how and meaning behind each move; for standing, sitting and lying down practice.

Thursdays at 11am September/October 2020

Thursdays at 11am September 2020 – Knit Happens! (therapeutic knitting and other crafts shared in a group – new or an expert or something in between, join us) Thursday October 1st, 2020 at 11am ET , Thursday October 15th, 2020 at 11am ET and Thursday October 29th, 2020 at 11am ET. FREE!

Weekday Sharing Circle Sessions 11am ET — Thursday October 8th, 2020 11am ET. Sharing resources, information, stories and hope.

Fridays at 1pm September/October2020

Bi-weekly Gentle Yoga/Breathwork/Meditation w/ Andrea Pearson (all the way from the UK) on Friday October 9th, 2020. FREE!

Soul to Soul Convo Friday October 2nd, 2020 1pm ET (for Members only).

Saturdays at 1pm September 2020

Weekend Sharing Circle Sessions 1pm ET October 3rd 1pm Saturday — Usually first Saturday for the month. Sharing resources, information, stories and hope.

Stay tuned for upcoming special events!

Please register so we can send you the free Zoom link (again, you don’t need a ZOOM account, we have one): Email: fmgroup.london@gmail.com ~ or Tel: 519-453-3198 ~Website: www.fibrolondongroup.ca Please also find us and share us (Fibromyalgia London Group) @fmlondongroup on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Posted in Blog posts, COVID-19, Educational, Fibromyalgia, Getting social, Guest Speaker, Sharing Circle, Social events, ZOOM

I went to a #Zoom meeting and this happened…

July 2020 is gone?!?
“Time flies like an arrow,
fruit flies like a banana.”
~Groucho Marx

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES/EVENTS:

We’re staying connected, we’re just doing it virtually instead of in person. We hope current members will keep in touch. Reach out. Stay connected.
Take part in our FREE online activities (you don’t even need to change out of your PJs,just relax, enjoy, eat, drink, be merry!).

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PLEASE register for any or all activities so we can send you the free Zoom link (you don’t need an account, we have one): Email: fmgroup.london@gmail.com ~ or darcyyada@gmail.com ~ or Tel: 519-453-3198 ~ Also, please read, enjoy, learn, share on Social Media —— Website: www.fibrolondongroup.ca You can always find us and share us (Fibromyalgia London Group) @fmlondongroup on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Since the beginning of this historic pandemic, a lot of things have changed, especially with Fibromyalgia London Group,
but a lot has stayed the same.
Our commitment to our members.
Our commitment to staying connected.
Our commitment to being there for each other.
Our commitment to supporting ourselves by helping others.
None of that has changed.

Who loves the word, “FREE”? Then you’re gonna love this! Missing yard/garage sales? Need some stuff…for FREE??? Our new Facebook group page, “Free For the Taking/Giving” https://www.facebook.com/groups/550486615667745/ !!! Everything for FREE (love love love that word, Free) for the taking or giving!!! Many of us have been decluttering, readjusting, rethinking during lockdown so here’s chance to give your gently-loved and/or new items a new home! Here’s how it works: I post an item (or items) I wish to “Gift”/donate, then you type back you want it, then we Private Message (PM) and arrange a contactless pickup. Easy peasy lemony squeezy! AND/OR you post an item (or items) you wish to “gift”/donate and myself or someone else says, “Yahoo! I’d love that!” and arrange contactless pickup/delivery and so on and so and so on… You can even ask/offer services like but not limited to: picking up groceries/household items if you know the person has mobility or transportation issues; cooking/delivering meals/baking; helping teach computers, Zoom, social media, smartphones, streaming services, devices or any kind, etc.; cutting grass/gardening; picking up city garbage tags, or seriously, whatever – use your heart and your imagination! Check it out https://www.facebook.com/groups/550486615667745/

Both our group and Zoom have taken extra precautions so we won’t be Zoombombed (just FYI, I hear a lot of people calling it “hacking”, it’s not really hacking, it’s obnoxious people getting hold of a meeting’s info and jumping in, kind of like “photobombing”; it’s silly, rude, immature, yes, but we’re doing everything we can to avoid it) and to date, out of all our Zoom activities, and there have been dozens, we’ve had zero problems, with that.So join us.
It’s safe.
It’s fun.
It’s helpful.
It’s here, for you, from Fibromyalgia London Group, for FREE!!!!
And you don’t even have to leave your house!!! If you have any questions, please email me (Donna Parker) at: darcyyada@gmail.com – I’m here to help (or at least try).
We have sooooooo many activities,
there must be something that interests you!!!

While all these activities have been free we encourage those who have not YET signed up or renewed their FLG membership to do so now, please.It’s $20 (or more if you can/wish to further support our grassroots, volunteer-driven efforts)) goodwill donation per year/per person and a caregiver/support person!!! This includes everything (yes, everything) we offer – resources, support, help, as well as: any/all activities, meetings, guest speakers, events, well, everything!!!

Fibromyalgia London Group
(we also welcome anyone with CFS, ME, chronic pain and/or fatigue) is a extremely dedicated, active grassroots,
volunteer-driven chapter, always there for it’s members,
but we need help too…

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Help us help you!
Join our wonderful activities!!!
Join the group itself!!!

Others say they “get it”,
we actually “get it”.
Let’s be here for each other.

Thank you for your time, these having been trying times, let’s get through them together (apart but connected). Thanks again and hope this week treats you kindly. Stay Safe. Stay Home. Stay connected. Wash Your Hands. Stay in touch. And when in doubt, Zoom it out!!!