Crohns' & Colitis Community Support Group for Caregivers

New York, NY 10017

National Virtual Resources

Meets: Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:30 PM, Monthly

Click here to register for the current Community Website support groups

Week 1: IBD 101

Wed, July 8,2020 8:00-9:30 PM EST, 5:00-6:30 PM PST

DESCRIPTION:

This session will help you learn more about the basics of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It will also allow you to share experiences of being a caregiver of someone diagnosed and dealing with IBD.

Week 2: Medical Management

Wed, July 15,2020 8:00-9:30 PM EST, 5:00-6:30 PM PST

DESCRIPTION:

Discussions in this session will help inform you about different treatment options. You will learn more about the main medication categories, surgical options, alternative medicines and more. As always, personal experiences are a valuable part of the overall conversation, so be sure to share them with one another.

Week 3: Diet and Nutrition

Wed, July 22,2020 8:00-9:30 PM EST, 5:00-6:30 PM PST

DESCRIPTION:

Learn about how changes in diet can affect IBD. This session will help clarify the difference between diet and nutrition, and give you a chance to share tips for how to adjust eating habits during flare-ups.

Week 4: Managing the Roller Coaster

Wed, July 29,2020 8:00-9:30 PM EST, 5:00-6:30 PM PST

DESCRIPTION:

For the final session of this online support group series, we'll discuss the importance of caring for yourself. Find out about important support resources, how to create a support system, and other coping techniques. Share advice and learn from one another when it comes to maintaining the best possible quality of life.