Support Groups

Support Groups

Lyme Connection offers monthly support groups in Ridgefield for Lyme Disease patients and their loved ones. If you are looking for connection, validation and information, come join the discussion. Check for cancellations here on our website if inclement weather is predicted. Groups are always canceled if Ridgefield schools are closed.

Evening Support Groups- 

Day: Second and Fourth Thursdays of every month

Time: 5– 7:00 p.m.

Lyme Connection Office- Town Hall Annex

66 Prospect St., Ridgefield CT 06877

The Annex is located between the Yanity Gym and the Board of Education offices.


Contact: Karen Gaudian at   

Daytime Wellness Support Group - no longer meeting

Young Adult Support Group - no longer meeting


Other Connecticut Support Groups:

BETHEL, CT no longer meeting

NEW! CANTON, CT Lyme Disease Support group. Next meeting Friday, May 22. Noon to 1:30, at LaSalle's Restaurant. Contact Deb at

GREENWICH, CT  no longer meeting

NEW! HEBRON, CT Lyme Support Group.Second Wednesday of the month. 7:00-8:00 pm. 27 Main St.

OLD LYME, CT  Lyme Disease Support Group, Third Thursday of each month, 6:30 pm, 52 Lyme St. Free, open group. Contact: Kelly at 860-395-0284

NEW! MANSFIELD/STORRS, CT Lyme Disease Support Group. Informal get togethers based on interest and weather. Call or email to learn more.
Email:   Phone:860-948-0151  Facebook:

MERIDEN, CT  Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness Support Group,  2017 meetings are scheduled for Monday Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 1, June 12, July 10, August 14, Sept. 11, October 16, November 13, Dec. 11.  6:00- 7:00 p.m., Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT 06450, Discussion, information and support. Contact: Crystal Carter, Group Facilitator at;

SOUTHBURY, CT  Tribury Lyme Disease Support Group, Third Thursday of every month, 1:00 p.m.,United Church of Christ, 283 Main Street, Southbury, CT Room 101, Use side entrance, follow green signs, Free meetings offering speakers and discussion. Contact:  Check website for cancellations.

New York Support Groups

PLEASANT VALLEY, NY  The Mid-Hudson Lyme Disease Support Group, Second Wednesday of each month,7:30 p.m.,Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church, Rt. 44 Pleasant Valley, Contact: Pat at 845-889-4242

RHINEBECK, NY  The Northern Dutchess Lyme Disease Support Group, Second Tuesday of every month, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Northern Dutchess Hospital, Conference Room adjacent to the cafeteria, *Enter through lobby and ask for directions.  Wheelchair accessible. 6511 Springbrook Ave. For more information call Lauren at 845-758-8457 or Dawn at 845-518-0058  Call to confirm if inclement weather 

ROSENDALE, NY The Ulster County Lyme Support Group, Fourth Wednesday of every month, 7:00 p.m., Sustainable Living Center, 150 Cottekill Rd., (In Google Maps type "Cottekill Rd. and Susan St., Cottekill"). Contact Susie 845-891-6760 or Rick 845-616-5410. 

Massachusetts Support Groups 

NORTHAMPTON, MA  Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness Support and Wellness Group, Every 3rd Sunday,  12:30pm-2:15pm, Calvin Coolidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 548 Elm Street, (just past rear entrance to Cooley Dickinson Hospital), Facilitator Rob Hurwich, Contact:

New Jersey Support Group

NEWTON, NJ Sussex County Lyme Support Group, Third Thursday of the month, 7 pm  - 9 pm,  The United Methodist Church, 111 Ryerson Avenue,                     Newton, NJ. For more information or to RSVP, email  Joann at or call Marty at  201-213-4178.

Online Support Group for Parents

NEW!  LymeDisease.Org starting  LymeParents yahoo group.Open to anyone who is a parent or family member of a child with Lyme disease and/or other tick-borne infections. To join, go to:  Moderator: Dorothy Leland,

Lyme Patient Retreat in Maine

Oct 30th - Nov 1st, 2016 - Two Day Retreat

Marie Joseph Spiritual Center
Sunday 4 PM - Tuesday 12 Noon
10 Evans Rd, Biddeford, Maine 04005

This is a relaxed two day retreat for anyone dealing with chronic illness. The focus of our time will be spent on uncovering the true essence of who we are through easy conversations and short guided meditations. There will be free time to take walks on the beach or to explore the area.

For complete details and to register, click HERE.