Fibromyalgia Support Group
Fibromyalgia is a real disease. It affects men, women and children. It is at least painful, and can be completely debilitating. It is far more common than most people imagine. The Owen County Fibromyalgia Support Group offers education, information and support to sufferers of fibromyalgia and their friends and families. The support group will resume meeting on Thursday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the Owen County Art Guild. We are fortunate that a very experienced and well educated fibromyalgia sufferer has stepped up to take leadership of this group to share her knowledge and offer hope to sufferers and their support systems.
Jane Smidebush, a former member of the Indiana Governor’s Rehabilitation Services Commission and the Kokomo Mayor’s Council on Disability Issues, lives with her husband in Nashville, Indiana, where she continues to serve as an active community volunteer.
Her experience includes teaching special education in the Monroe County Community School Corporation in Bloomington and coordination of community education at Bona Vista Programs, a comprehensive rehabilitation agency in Kokomo. Her areas of responsibility at Bona Vista also included direct care, as well as development and implementation of individual program plans.
While in Kokomo, Mrs. Smidebush was a frequent speaker at schools, civic and community organizations and on area radio stations, and she became well known for her sensitivity awareness training pertaining to challenged individuals of all ages.
Having lived with fibromyalgia for many years, Mrs. Smidebush shares with her audiences a message of hope, health, and good humor for people with similar challenges.
Please come join Jane and others for this informative and encouraging session.
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