Waterbury Area

Covid Update

The IMF applauds the efforts of the volunteer leaders that conduct local and virtual myeloma support group meetings.  We are cautiously optimistic for local support groups to return back to in-person or hybrid meetings (combination of in-person and virtual).

Each group will decide the meeting format that works best for their members: to remain virtual, or to meet in person, hybrid or alternating hybrid.  Please contact group leader below for details.

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CHANGES STARTING JANUARY 2023: this group will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and we will be converting to hybrid meetings.

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Hybrid Meetings:  In-Person and Virtual

  • In-Person:  Prospect Public Library, 17 Center Street, Community Room, Prospect, CT 06712
    • We ask all that attend meetings in-person to be fully vaccinated and boosted.
    • We ask that you NOT attend meetings if you have Covid-19 or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with Covid-19 within the past two weeks.
    • Masks at meetings will be optional and seating will be physically spaced accordingly.
    • The Community Room has special air purifiers installed to help with safety precautions.
  • Virtual:  We will continue to provide group members with a Zoom link to join meetings virtually.

For details, please contact Robin Tuohy ([email protected]).

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For any additional info, please contact us:

Michael or Robin Tuohy at 203-206-3536
Jon Fitzpatrick at 203-709-0744

Email: [email protected]

 

 

Meeting timeSecond Tuesdays (Starting January 2023) of the month from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Meeting Location Prospect Library
17 Center Street
Prospect, CT 06712
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first virtual meetingThese virtual meetings can inspire us to connect and be social and supportive, while we physically distance, and strive to be kind and do the best for everyone.

Our group members continue to meet virtually to learn, share and stay up to date and engaged. We welcome you to share your experience in a volunteer led support group with myeloma patients, care partners, family & friends. Join us to meet and interact with others to learn the latest advances in the treatment and management of myeloma.

 

Upcoming events

IMF Events

Dec 20
Best of ASH 2022 Webinar
December 20, 2022 4:00 pm PST

Support Group Events

Dec 14
No December Meeting
December 14, 2022 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET
Jan 10
Waterbury Hybrid Monthly Meeting
January 10, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET
Feb 14
Waterbury Hybrid Monthly Meeting
February 14, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET
Mar 14
Waterbury Hybrid Monthly Meeting
March 14, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET
Apr 11
Waterbury Hybrid Monthly Meeting
April 11, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET
May 09
Waterbury Hybrid Monthly Meeting
May 9, 2023 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET
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About Us

Michael and Robin TuohyMichael and Robin Tuohy started the CT Multiple Myeloma Fighters Information Group in the Spring of 2001 with the help of the International Myeloma Foundation.   Michael was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2000 at the age of 36.  Our support group was the 1st support group specifically for multiple myeloma patients in the State of CT.  Myeloma patients, caregivers, family and friends are welcome to attend our meetings.

Our mission is to be an ongoing resource for information, support, shared experiences and hope for persons with multiple myeloma, their family and friends.

Our focus is to reach out to the myeloma community and empower them through education, provide support, and let them know they are not alone.   Education is key in the fight against myeloma.  Although we are not medical professionals, we strive to provide the most current information in myeloma treatment, clinical trials, side effects, pain management and quality of life issues by our affiliation with the International Myeloma Foundation.  Patients talk about things that doctors don’t – like insurance, bills, assistance, work and how to go about life in general.  Our shared experiences help each other!

If you would like to share your story please contact us.  By sharing our experiences we can help each other.  Knowledge is Power!

 

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