Resources/Support Groups

More Coming soon!

Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

Aging and Illness

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    Aging and Illness Support and Resources - Local

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    California Form for Advanced Healthcare Directive

    CALIFORNIA Advance Directive – Planning for Important Health Care Decisions

    Council on Aging

    Gordon Medical’s Pinterest page on Issues of Aging and Illness

    Sebastopol Area Senior Center

    Senior Resource Guide

    Also see: Caregiver/Family Support and Resources, Disability, Food on a Limited Budget, and Financial Issues

    More Coming Soon!

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    Aging and Illness - National
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    Aging and Illness - Issues about Housing - National
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    Aging and Illness - Financial Issues - National

Autism

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    Autism Groups and Resources - California

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Autism Center at Fresno State

    Autism Research Institute

    Autism Speaks

    California Autism Foundation

    Defeat Autism Now

    Families for Early Autism Treatment

    Gordon Medical’s Pinterest Page of Autism Resources

    Talk About Curing Autism

    UCSB Koegel Autism Center

    UC San Diego School of Medicine Autism Center of Excellence

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    Autism Groups and Resources - National

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Society of America

    Autism Speaks

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention

    College Students Living with a Chronic Condition

    Gordon Medical’s Pinterest Page of Autism Resources

    Se Also: Disability, Financial

Allergy and Chemical Sensitivity

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    Allergies/ Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - Supplies and Products
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    Allergies/ Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Groups and Resources - California
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    Allergies/ Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Groups and Resources - National

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    A Fierce Green Fire – The Battle For A Living Planet

    Alison Johnson’s Books and Reseources for MCS

    American Academy of Environmental Medicine

    Americans for Non-smokers Rights

    ANR E-cigarette Research

    Amputated Lives: Coping with Chemical Sensitivity

    Artists with MCS

    Casualties of Progress : Personal Histories from the Chemically Sensitive

    Chemical Injury Information Network

    Cleaner Indoor Air Campaign

    Dr. Anne Steinman

    Environmental Working Group

    Environmental Working Group’s Food Scores

    Environmental Working Group’s GMOs

    Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

    Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Sunscreens

    Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database

    GMA’s Allergy and MCS Pinterest Page

    Homesick on DVD

    Homesick on demand

    MCS America (MCSA)

    Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: A Short Introduction

    Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: How Chemical Exposures May Be Affecting Your Health

    Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Groups by Geographic Area

    Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Reflections by Dr. L. Christine Oliver and Alison Johnson

    Multinational Exchange For Sustainable Agriculture

    My House Is Killing Me!: The Home Guide for Families with Allergies and Asthma

    Prescriptions for a Healthy House, 3rd Edition: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders & Homeowners

    Rocky Mountain Environmental Health Association

    Scent Free Canada – Facebook

    Scent Free Canada Pinterest

    Stop Toxic Trespass

    The Chemical Sensitivity Foundation

    The Environmental Illness Resource

    The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA)

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    Allergy/MCS Disability Issues

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Americans for Non-smokers Rights

    Cleaner Indoor Air Campaign

    Gordon Medical’s Pinterest page on Disability and Insurance Issues

    The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA)

Caregiver/Family Support and Resources

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    Caregiver/Family Groups and Resources - Local
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    Caregiver/Family Groups and Resources - National

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    AARP’s Caregiving Webplace

    Administration for Community Living

    Administration on Disabilities

    Aging & Disability Resource Centers Program

    ARCH National Respite Network

    Assisted Living Directory

    Assistive Technology Program

    Before You Give Up the Keys: Create a Roadmap for Transportation Independence

    Care Giving Online

    Caregiver Survival Resources

    Caring for Alzheimer’s Seniors

    Caring from a Distance

    Cleaning For a Reason

    Home & Community Based Long-Term Care

    Disability.gov’s Guide for Family Caregivers

    Eldercare Locator

    Family Caregiver Alliance

    Gordon Medical Pinterest page on Caregiver Support

    Gordon Medical Pinterest Page on Issues of Aging and Illness

    Home Healthcare and Assisted Living

    Housing Options for Older Adults: A Guide for Making Housing Decisions

    Independent Living Administration

    Let’s Talk: Starting the Conversation about Health, Legal, Financial and End-of-Life Issues

    Lifespan Respite Care Program

    Medical Alert Systems from Money Saving Pro

    Medical Alert Systems from Reviews.com

    Next Step in Care

    Protect Your Pocketbook: Tips to Avoid Financial Exploitation

    Senior Advisor.com

    Senior Living and Assisted Living Information

    Share the Care

    Staying “IN TOUCH” in Crisis Situations

    The Caregiver Action Network

    The Caregiver Space

    The Caregiver’s Marketplace

    The Family Caregiver Alliance

    The Family Caregiver Alliance
    The National Institute on Aging

    Tips for Caregivers

    Today’s Caregiver

    Transportation Options for Older Adults: Choices for Mobility Independence

    Veteran Directed Home & Community Based Services (VD-HCBS) Program

    Visiting Angels

    Well Spouse Association

    Winter Warmth and Safety: Home Energy Tips for Older Adults

    Wish Granting Organizations for Adults

    Wish Granting Organizations for the Elderly

    Wright-Stuff: Health Care Products to Make Life a Little Easier

Chelation/Detoxification

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    Chelation/Detoxification Resources

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Chelation/Detoxification

    More info coming soon!

Children and Teens with Chronic Conditions

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    Children and Teens with Chronic Illness Groups and Resources

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    See also:
    Autism
    Disability Issues
    Lyme Disease/Children and Teens

    Association for Young People with ME (AYME) – UK

    Benefits for Children with Disabilities(Social Security Administration) Also in Spanish

    College Students Living with a Chronic Condition

    Disaster Preparedness for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

    Preparedness tips for pregnant moms & families with infants

    Gordon Medical’s Pinterest page on Children’s Issues

    Gordon Medical’s Pinterest page on Food on a Limited Income

    Parents for a Safer Environment

    Second Wind Fund of Metro Denver – children and teens

    Screen Mental Health

    Tymes Trust (for children and young people with ME and their families) – UK

    More coming soon!

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

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    CFS/ME California Groups and Resources

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    California CFS and FMS Support Group Directory

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Meetup in Los Angeles

    Gordon Medical blog articles on CFS/ME

    Gordon Medical Pinterest pages on CFS/ME

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    CFS/ME National Groups and Resources

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Analyzing Individual Metabolomics Study – SISOH

    CFIDS and Fibromyalgia Self Help

    Egoscue: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain

    Frequency Specific Microcurrent

    Gordon Medical blog articles on CFS/ME

    Gordon Medical Pinterest pages on CFS/ME

    Gordon Medical Research Center (GMRC) – non-profit supporting ME/CFS research

    Health Rising

    International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    ME/CFS Community

    ME/CFS Knowledge Center

    ME/CFS Knowledge Center Video Library

    Metabolic features of chronic fatigue syndrome – SISOH

    Metabolomics Research in CFS/ME

    Metabolomics Research News

    National Alliance for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    New Jersey ME/CFS Association

    New York ME/CFS Center – Derek Enlander, MD

    Open Medicine Foundation – ME/CFS research

    PANDORAorg.net

    Phoenix Rising

    ProHealth Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and Lyme Disease Forums

    Recovery Potentially Possible: Naviaux Talks on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

    Science in Service of Humanity (SISOH) – ME/CFS research

    Solve ME/CFS Initiative – ME/CFS research

    The Rocky Mountain CFS/ME & FM Association

    Planning for Surgery
    – from The WISCONSIN MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS / CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION, INC

    Drs. Lapp & Cheney have created two valuable documents that can be shown to your doctors and anesthesiologists when planning for procedures or surgery. Please click on links below to download.

    Anesthesia letter by Paul Cheney

    Anesthesia letter by Charles Lapp

    Anesthesia card  Print and fold in half

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    CFS/ME International Groups and Resources

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Analyzing Individual Metabolomics Study – SISOH

    Gordon Medical blog articles on CFS/ME

    Gordon Medical Pinterest pages on CFS/ME

    Gordon Medical Research Center (GMRC) – non-profit supporting ME/CFS research
    Health Rising

    International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

    ME/CFS Community

    ME/CFS Knowledge Center

    ME/CFS Knowledge Center Video Library

    Metabolic features of chronic fatigue syndrome – SISOH

    Metabolomics Research in CFS/ME

    Metabolomics Research News

    Open Medicine Foundation – ME/CFS research

    PANDORAorg.net

    Phoenix Rising

    ProHealth Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and Lyme Disease Forums

    Recovery Potentially Possible: Naviaux Talks on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

    Science in Service of Humanity (SISOH) – ME/CFS research

    Solve ME/CFS Initiative – ME/CFS research

    United Kingdom

    25% ME Group (for severe sufferers)

    Action for ME

    Association for Young People with ME (AYME)

    Invest in ME

    ME Association

    ME Research UK (MERUK)

    Tymes Trust (for children and young people with ME and their families)

    Australia

    ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc

    National Center For Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED)

    Canada

    FM-CFS Canada

    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association of Ontario (MEAO)

    National ME/FM Action Network

    Ireland

    Irish ME/CFS Association

    Irish ME Trust 

    New Zealand

    Associated New Zealand ME Society (ANZMES)

    Spain

    Asociación Sanitarios al Servicio de la Encefalomielitis Miálgica (ASSSEM)

    Sweden

    Riksföreningen för ME-patienter

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    CFS/ME Reading and Viewing

Diet and Nutrition

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    Diet and Nutrition Resources

    Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Gluten Free/Casein Free

    Fermented, Cultured, and Probiotic Foods

    Low Carb, Paleo, and Primal Diets

    Specific Carbohydrate, GAPS, and other GI Specific Diets

    Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, and Macrobiotic Diets

    Recommended Reading

    Gordon Medical’s blog posts on Therapeutic Diet

    Gordon Medical’s Pinterest page on Special Diets

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    Food on a Limited Income

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Benefits Check Up

    Benefits for Children with Disabilities (Social Security Administration) Also in Spanish

    Benefits.gov

    Brown Bag Pantry – Marin

    California E-Benefits

    CalWORKs – Cash Aid Assistance/with Children – CA

    CalFresh – previously food stamps – CA

    Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) – CA

    Ceres Project – meals for the critically ill

    Meal-delivery service brings local foods to stricken patients

    Clinic of Angels – financial aid

    Emergency Groceries & Hot Meals

    F.I.S.H. of Santa Rosa – food pantry

    Food for Thought – food pantry for critically ill patients in Sonoma county

    Gordon Medical’s Pinterest Page on Food on a Limited Income

    Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Santa Clara, and San Mateo – Special  Delvery Grocery  Program

    Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Santa Clara, and San Mateo – Kosher Meals on Wheels

    Meal Train

    Meals of Marin – for patients suffering life threatening illness

    Meals on Wheels – Marin County

    Meals on Wheels – Petaluma People Services Center

    Meals on Wheels – Rohnert Park

    Meals on Wheels – Sonoma County

    Meals on Wheels – Kibbles of Kindness Program

    Neighbors Organized Against Hunger – Rohnert Park – 707-548-6624

    Petaluma Bounty

    Prime Time Nutrition – Santa Rosa – phone 707-526-7226

    Redwood Empire Food Bank

    Sebastopol Area Senior Center Saturday Table

    Sonoma County Food Pantries

    Whistlestop Food Bank – Marin

    Whistlestop Home Delivery Grocery Program – Marin

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    Food and Grocery Home Delivery

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Backyard CSA

    Ceres Project – meals for the critically ill

    Meal-delivery service brings local foods to stricken patients

    Emergency Groceries & Hot Meals

    Envoy Online Grocery Delivery – Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s

    Farm Fresh to You

    F.I.S.H. of Santa Rosa – food pantry

    Food for Thought – food pantry for critically ill patients in Sonoma county

    Good Eggs

    Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Santa Clara, and San Mateo – Special  Delvery Grocery  Program

    Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Santa Clara, and San Mateo – Kosher Meals on Wheels

    Marin Sun Farms

    Meal Train

    Meals of Marin – for patients suffering life threatening illness

    Meals on Wheels – Marin County

    Meals on Wheels – Petaluma People Services Center

    Meals on Wheels – Rohnert Park

    Meals on Wheels – Sonoma County

    Meals on Wheels – Kibbles of Kindness Program

    Safeway Grocery Delivery

    SPUD.com

    Whistlestop Home Delivery Grocery Program – Marin

Disability Issues

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    Disability Benefits
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    Disability Issues Groups and Resources

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Access California Accessible Tourism and Recreation

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    ADA Business Brief: Service Animals

    Americans for Non-smokers Rights

    Cleaner Indoor Air Campaign

    College Students Living with a Chronic Condition

    Commonly asked questions about service animals in places of business

    Disability Visibility Project

    Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living – DRAIL – CA

    Disability Rights California

    Dogs for Invisible Disabilities

    Employees’ Practical Guide to Negotiating and Requesting Reasonable Accommodations

    Fair Housing Information Sheet # 6. Right to Emotional Support Animals in “No Pet” Housing

    Gordon Medical’s Pinterest page on Disability and Insurance Issues

    California Independent Living Centers

    Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP)

    Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

    The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA)

    IDA Disability Links and Information

    IDA Programs 4 People – resources, programs and services

    Job Accomodation Network

    National Council on Disability

    National Council on Independent Living

    RESNA Catalyst Project – Assistive Technology Programs, Alternative Financing Programs, Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology

    Service Dog Central

    What is a Service Dog?

    Sick Woman Theory – protesting when you are too ill to get out of bed

    What is a Psychiatric Service Dog?

    What is a Mobility Assistance Dog?

    What is a Seizure Response Dog?

    World Institute on Disability

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    Disability and Elderly Transport - Local

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    California Wheelchair Accessible Transportation Services

    Charles M. Schulz Airport Disability Issues

    Davis/Sacramento  ACC Rides Transportation Services

    Davis/Sacramento Paratransit

    East Bay Paratransit

    Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Santa Clara, and San Mateo – Rides Transportation Service

    Marin Access

    Marin Whistlestop

    Oakland International Airport Accessibility

    Paratransit Rider’s Guide

    Sacramento Asian Comunity Center

    San Francisco International Airport Accessibility

    Santa Rosa Paratransit

    Sebastopol Area Senior Center Volunteer Driver Transportation Program

    Sonoma County Paratransit

Emergency Preparedness

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    Emergency Preparedness - Notification Services

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Enviroflash Air Quality Notifications

    FEMA Emergency Alert System

    FEMA Mobile Emergency App 

    FEMA Mobile Emergency App Download from Google Play

    FEMA Mobile Emergency App Download from Apple App Store

    Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System 

    National Weather Service

    NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR)
    Red Cross

    Sonoma County  Alerts – by phone (phone call, email or text), computer or tablet (email)

    USGS: Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country

    Wireless Emergency Alerts

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    Emergency Preparedness - Local
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    Emergency Preparedness - Disaster Prep
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    Emergency Preparedness - Disaster Prep with Pets

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Make Sure To Include Your Pets In Your Family Emergency Plans

    Melissa Kaplan’s Personal Emergency Planning Checklist for People & Pets

    Preparing Your Pet For The Big One

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    Emergency Preparedness - Education
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    Emergency Preparedness - Health Emergency

Exercise for Patients with Chronic Illness

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    Exercise for Patients with Chronic Illness - Local Classes

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Local – class offering may change  – be sure to call and check whether they can accomodate your needs.

    California Yoga Center  – Yoga for Scoliosis( Back Care Yoga), Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra

    Gentle Yoga with Nancy – Private and Therapeutic Yoga

    maria battista yoga – Gentle Yoga,  Restorative Yoga

    Northern California Center For Well Being – Cardiac Rehab, Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Pain

    Petaluma Health Center – offers to patients only – Back in Action: Education and Exercise for the Spine,

    Living with Chronic Pain,

    P.O.S.T. – Wellness by Design – Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi

    QiField Therapy – QiGong

    Riverbed Yoga – Relax and Restore (Restorative) Yoga, Gentle Yoga

    Santa Rosa Junior College – Adapted Physical Education: Adapted Swimming, Adapted Body Conditioning, Adapted Functional Movement

    Smiling Tree Yoga – Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga

    Sonoma County Multiple Sclerosis Group – Adaptive Yoga for MS

    Stress Management Center of Marin –  Yoga Remedies for Daily Life, Yoga of the Heart™, Conscious Body Yoga, Yoga for Healthy Backs, KAISER Yoga Therapy

    West County Health Center – offers to patients only – Living Well with Pain, Yoga Basics, Medical Qigong

    Westside Yoga Studio – Adaptive/Gentle Yoga

    Windsor Yoga House – Gentle Flow Yoga , Restorative Yoga

    Yoga Center of Santa Rosa – Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Parkinson’s, Restorative Yoga Workshops

    Yoga for Scoliosis

    Yoga on Center – Gentle Yoga, Pilates,  Yin/Restoartive Yoga

    Yoga One – Restorative Yoga, Pilates

    Yoga Paradise – Gentle Yoga

    Yoga Studio Ganesha – Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga

    Yoga with Gaya – Yoga for People with MS, Gentle Yoga, Somatic Yoga, Private Classes

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    Exercise for Patients with Chronic Illness - Online Classes

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Look for Therapeutic, Restorative, Senior, Gentle, or Yin Yoga classes for those who have health issues.

    Aroya Yoga

    Easy Strength Training Moves for Seniors – free

    Gaiam

    Growing Stronger: Strength Training for Older Adults! – free

    Sleepy Santosha – for people with chronic illness – free classes

    Yin Yoga – free instruction

    Yogaglo

    Yoga for Parkinson’s – free online

    Yoga International

    Yoga Journal

    Yoga Journal – Restorative Yoga – free classes

    Yoga Journal – Yin Yoga – free classes

    YogaU online

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    Exercise for Patients with Chronic Illness - Education

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Exercise Classes – local and online

    6 Yoga Poses for Achy Feet 

    7 Ways Yoga Keeps Chronic Pain from Wearing You Down

    Back to Back

    Bringing Breath to Consciousness

    Recommended Reading

    Gordon Medical blog posts on Excercise

    Gordon Medical Pinterest page on Excercise for Those with Chronic Illness

    How Yoga for MS Can Help (And It’s Not Just About The Poses)

    New Study: Yoga Used as Therapy Lowers Fibromyalgia Symptoms by 30 Percent

    Relaxation Exercises for Pain Relief

    Restorative Yoga for Chronic Pain

    Restorative Yoga for Chronic Illness Warriors

    Review: Yoga Offers Effective Treatment for Chronic Pain Conditions

    The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga

    Yoga and CFS- Getting the Balance right

    Yoga for Chronic Pain Management – Breath, Movement, and Mindfulness

    Yoga for Every Body: Practicing with a Disability

    Yoga for Headaches: 3 Ways to Use the Foam Roller to Release Tension

    Yoga for Headaches – Head Wraps & Restorative Poses

    Yoga for Metabolic Syndrome – An Interview with Dr. Baxter Bell

    Yoga for Scoliosis – Yoga Journal

    Yoga for Scoliosis – Spinal Connection

    Yoga Improves Memory and Brain Function in Older Adults, Study Finds

    Yoga Journal

    Yoga Journal – Restorative Yoga

    Yoga Journal – Yin Yoga

    Yoga Offers Relief for Insomnia in Post-Menopausal Women

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    Exercise for Patients with Chronic Illness - Books, Videos, Props

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Discover Tai Chi For Balance and Mobility

    Easy Yoga: The Secret to Strength and Balance with Peggy Cappy – DVD

    Gentle Yoga with Jane Adams: A Complete Beginning Yoga Practice for Midlife (40’s – 70’s) to Increase Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Good Posture, and Overall Well-being – DVD

    Hugger Mugger – yoga props

    Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain – book

    Pain Free for Women: The Revolutionary Program for Ending Chronic Pain – book

    Pine Tree Yoga Props

    Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times – book

    Strong Women, Strong Bones: Everything You Need to Know to Prevent, Treat, and Beat Osteoporosis

    Strong Women and Men Beat Arthritis: Cutting-Edge Strategies for the Relief of Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis

    The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga – book

    Tools for Yoga

    Yoga for 50+: Modified Poses and Techniques for a Safe Practice – book

    Yoga for Arthritis: The Complete Guide – book

    Yoga for Scoliosis – videos and books

    Yoga for the Rest of Us: Easy Yoga for Arthritis – DVD

    Yoga for the Rest of Us: Easy Yoga for Easing Pain with Peggy Cappy – DVD

    Yoga for Seniors with Jane Adams (2nd edition): Improve Balance, Strength & Flexibility with Gentle Senior Yoga – DVD

    Yoga Matters – props – UK

    Yoga Props

    Yoga Wall 

Fibromyalgia

Financial Assistance

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    Financial Assistance - Local and National

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    *Though many of the services below are specific to CA, most state websites will list similar services in your area. 

    2-1-1 Information and Referral

    Benefits Check Up

    Benefits for Children with Disabilities (Social Security Administration) Also in Spanish

    Benefits.gov

    Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP) – CA

    California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE)

    California E-Benefits

    California Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

    CalWORKs – Cash Aid Assistance/with Children – CA

    CalFresh – previously food stamps – CA

    Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) – CA

    Clinic of Angels – financial aid

    Clinical Trials

    Dan McCaskell – Social Security Claims Representative

    Energy Savings Assistance Program

    Feeding America

    Finding Low-Cost Medical Care

    General Assistance (GA) or General Relief (GR) Program – CA

    Gordon Medical’s Pinterest page on Disability and Insurance Issues

    Hill-Burton Free and Reduced-Cost Health Care

    In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program – CA

    Lifeline Telephone support – national, includes wireless companies

    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    Information on LIHEAP by state

    Meal Train

    Modest Needs

    LymeAid 4 Kids Fund

    Lyme Test Access Program (Lyme-TAP)

    Medi-Cal Program / How to Apply – CA

    MyBenefits CalWin

    NORD’s Patient Assistance Programs (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

    Omega – Sscholarships Available for Living Well with Lyme Disease

    Patient Advocate Foundation (Co-Pay Relief)

    Paying for Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches

    Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities

    Ticked Off Foundation

    TOUCHED BY LYME: Filing for disability benefits when you have Lyme disease

    Where to Begin: Finding Help During Chronic Illness

    Wisewoman Program – Well–Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation – heart health issues

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    Financial Assistance - Prescription Assistance

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician. Som eof the sites below are commercial. Check details before using them.

    AAA Prescription Savings

    Afford Rx

    Benefits Check Up

    Benefits.gov

    Blink Health – low cost prescriptions

    California E-Benefits

    Clinical Trials

    FamilyWize Community Service Partnership

    GlaxoSmithKline prescription assistance

    LifeSource Direct

    Medi-Cal Program / How to Apply – CA

    MyBenefits CalWin

    NACo Prescription Discount Card Program

    National Prescription Savings Network

    Needy Meds

    NORD’s Patient Assistance Programs (National Organization for Rare Disorders)

    Partnership for Prescription Assistance

    Pfizer Prescription Help

    Prescription Drug Assistance Programs

    Prescription Hope

    ProgressiveRx

    Rx Access For You

    RXAssist – patient assistance

    RxHope:  patient assistance

    The Prescription Discount Card

    Your Rx Card

Health Insurance

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    Health Insurance Issues

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Benefits.gov

    California Health Care Services

    Covered California

    HICAP – health insurance ombudsman, advocacy and counseling

    Medicaid

    MediCal – CA’s Medicaid program

    Medicare

Lyme Disease

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    IV Therapy Resources

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Dollar Drug  – medications and supplies

    Phone: 707-575-1313

    Gordon Medical Associates – IV room in Santa Rosa and Marin, PICC and Port care.

    Infusing for Lymies – education

    Infu Source – medications and supplies 

    PHONE: 707-588-8894

    Medicare Falls Short for Home Infusion Patients

    Pitch-It IV Pole

    Pitch-It IV Pole Sr.

    Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Surgery Center – IV services, Port and PICC care

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    Lyme Disease/ Tick Borne Illness Groups and Resources - Santa Rosa Area

    Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Gordon Medical Lyme Disease page on Pinterest
    Inanna House
    Santa Rosa Lyme Aid (Education, Support & Advocacy)

     Karen Miller hbgkaren@sonic.net
    707-843-0197 (9 AM to 9 PM)

    Santa Rosa Tick Borne Disease Education, Encouragement, and Advocacy Group

    Cindy Stoesser cstoesser@sbcglobal.net
    707-322-9054

    Sebastopol Lyme Support and Advocacy Group (Tick Talk Tuesday)

    Linda Berg 707-824-8417

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    Lyme Disease/ Tick Borne Illness Groups and Resources - California

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Contacts for these groups may change. If you know of any changes, please let us know by contacting Susan@gordonmedical.com. Many of the group leaders are volunteers who have Lyme themselves. Be sure to respect their time, and to not call very early or very late.

    FREE TICK TESTING – Nationwide

    County of Sonoma Tick Testing

    How to remove a tick

    Lyme Tap – patient assistance for Lyme testing

    Tick Testing at Igenex Lab

    Bay Area Lyme Foundation

    California Online Lyme Support

    Chico – Nor-Cal Chico Lyme

    East Bay – Lyme Education & Patient Support (L.E.A.P.S.)

    East Bay Lyme Group (San Ramon/Danville)

    Lucia Hui lyme123@aol.com
    925-743-9418

    East Contra Costa County Lyme Support Group

    Karen Fernandez btrflynana@yahoo.com

    Gordon Medical Lyme Disease page on Pinterest

    Inanna House

    Los Angeles/Ventura County Lyme Disease Support and Education

    Lisa Messner Lisalyme.educator@yahoo.com
    Annie G. LymeDiseaseCoach@aol.com

    Mammoth Lakes Lyme Support Group

    Emily Cooley emilyspersonal@yahoo.com
    760-486-3438

    Marin County Lyme Disease Support Group

    Mid Peninsula Lyme Disease Support Group

    Scott ldsg_scott@hotmail.com

    Napa Lyme Support Group

    Bob Gligorea 707-252-3386

    Northcoast Lyme Disease Support Group

    Sacramento Lyme Support Group

    Dorothy Leland dleland@lymedisease.org

    San Bernardino/Riverside County Support Group

    Anne Mears, RN, BSN MCFighter@adelphia.net
    909-289-4795

    San Diego Lyme Support Group

    Scott ldsg_scott@hotmail.com

    San Luis Obispo Lyme Support Group (Central Coast)

    Sheila Jeffries free091004@yahoo.com

    San Francisco Lyme Support Group

    Diana SF_Lyme@yahoo.com
    415-786-9010

    San Francisco S.E.A.L. (Support, Education, & Advocacy for Lyme)

    Robin Krop sf_seal@sbcglobal.net
    415-202-0174

    Santa Clarita Lyme Disease Support Group

    Linda Slocum scvproperties@aol.com
    661-670-0349

    Santa Cruz County Tick-Borne Disease Support Group

    Santa Cruz County Lyme Disease Support Group Facebook

    Santa Rosa Lyme Aid (Education, Support & Advocacy)

     Karen Miller hbgkaren@sonic.net
    707-843-0197 (9 AM to 9 PM)

    Santa Rosa Tick Borne Disease Education, Encouragement, and Advocacy Group

    Cindy Stoesser cstoesser@sbcglobal.net
    707-322-9054

    Sebastopol Lyme Support and Advocacy Group (Tick Talk Tuesday)

    Linda Berg 707-824-8417

    Sierra Foothills Lyme Disease Support Group

    Virginia Ward virward@sbcglobal.net

    South Orange County Lyme Support Group

    Wendy Dickinson Olympiccoach76@cox.net
    949-855-8173

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    Lyme Disease/ Tick Borne Illness Groups and Resources - National and International
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    Lyme Disease/ Tick Borne Illness - Resources for Children and Teens
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    Lyme Disease/ Tick Borne Illness - Recommended Reading and Viewing

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Beyond Lyme Disease: Healing the Underlying Causes of Chronic Illness in People with Borreliosis and Co-Infections

    Compendium of Tick-Borne Disease: A Thousand Pearls

    Cure Unknown (Revised Edition): Inside the Lyme Epidemic

    Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines for Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses: by Joseph J. Burrascano Jr., MD

    Dr Burrascano – Lyme Disease Testing and Treatment 5-22-2012 – video

    Gordon Medical’s Pinterest page on Lyme and Coinfections

    Healing Lyme: Natural Healing of Lyme Borreliosis and the Coinfections Chlamydia and Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis, 2nd Edition

    Herbal Antibiotics, 2nd Edition: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-resistant Bacteria

    Herbal Antivirals: Natural Remedies for Emerging & Resistant Viral Infections

    How Can I Get Better?: An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme & Chronic Disease

    Lyme Disease Videos by ILADS members

    Lyme Brain: The Impact of Lyme Disease on Your Brain, and How To Reclaim Your Smarts

    Natural Treatments for Lyme Coinfections: Anaplasma, Babesia, and Ehrlichia

    Lyme and Tick-borne Disease and Psychiatric Illness

    Nature’s Dirty Needle: What You Need to Know About Chronic Lyme Disease and How to Get the Help To Feel Better

    New Paradigms in Lyme Disease Treatment: 10 Top Doctors Reveal Healing Strategies That Work

    Basic Information about Lyme Disease By The International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

    Psychiatric Lyme Disease Brochure by ILADS

    Quick Facts on Lyme Disease from ILADS

    Recipes for Repair: A Lyme Disease Cookbook

    The Beginner’s Guide to Lyme Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Made Simple

    The Lyme Altar

    The Lyme Diet: Nutritional Strategies for Healing from Lyme Disease

    The Lyme Times

    The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature

    Top Ten Tips to Prevent Chronic Lyme Disease

    Treatment Guidelines – Evidence Assessments and Guideline Recommendations in Lyme disease: ILADS

    Treatment Guidelines – ILADS recommendations

    Under Our Skin

    Why Can’t I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease

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    Lyme Disease/ Tick Borne Illness - Ticks

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    FREE TICK TESTING – Nationwide

    Bay Area Tick Study

    County of Sonoma Tick Testing

    Gordon Medical Lyme Disease page on Pinterest

    How to Remove a Tick

    Stanford study says ticks may cause double trouble

    Tick-y Dogs California Style

    Tick Encounter Resource Center

    Ticks more prevalent in Bay Area than previously thought

    Tick Testing at Igenex Lab

Mental Health

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    Mental Health Resources

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    10 Strategies to Try When You’re Sick of Being Sick

    10 Things to Try When You’re Feeling Lonely

    15 Tips from 15 Years Sick

    A Secret for Surviving a Rough Day

    Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention –  1 (800)234-0246

    Al-Anon 1-888-4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666)

    American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

    Carson J Spencer Foundation

    Drinkline, the National Alcoholism Helpline – UK – 0800 917 8282

    Grieving Chronic Illness and Injury — Infinite Losses

    HelpGuide.com

    Lyme, Depression, and Suicide

    Lyme Rage: Suicide Prevention

    National Alliance on Mental Illness

    National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline –  1 (800) 662-HELP (41-800-662357)

    NIMH~ National Institute of Mental Health

    Pacing: The Chronically Ill Person’s Best Friend

    Second Wind Fund of Metro Denver – children and teens

    Screen Mental Health

    Sources of Strength

    The 9 Most Frustrating Things About Being Chronically Ill

    Turning Straw Into Gold

    When You’re Chronically Ill: “Giving Up” Versus “Giving In”

Mold and Biotoxins

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    Mold and Biotixins Resources - Local and California

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Air & Water Sciences

    Gordon Medical Pinterest page on Mold Illness

    Moisture Consultants

    Paul Davis Remediation

    RestCon Environmental

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    Mold and Biotixins Resources - National

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Gordon Medical Pinterest page on Mold Illness

    Mycometrics – ERMI testing

    Ritchie Shoemaker – Surviving Mold

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    Mold and Biotixins Resources - Reading

Pain

Suicide Prevention

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    Suicide Prevention - Hotlines

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Boys & Girls Town National Hotline 1 (800) 448-3000

    Global directory of suicide hotlines – international

    National Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline –  (1-800-273-8255)

    Red Nacional de Prevencion del Suicido – 1-888-628-9454

    Samaritans – UK – 08457 90 90 90

    SAVE – 1-800 (273.8255)

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    Suicide Prevention - Education and Support

Thyroid

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    Thyroid Info

    *Inclusion on this list does not necessarily mean that we endorse the organization, group, or business. Before making any changes in your treatment, always be sure to consult your physician.

    Gordon Medical Pinterest page on Thyroid 

    More info coming soon!