Lyme Connection, Ridgefield’s tick-borne disease task force, will bring in 2019 with a new daytime support group led by Lisa Oren, LCSW.

The group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning Jan. 23.

Lyme Connection continues to hold its evening support group on the second Thursday of each month from 5 to 7. Both free sessions will be held in the Lyme Connection offices in the Town Hall Annex at 66 Prospect Street.

Oren, who previously ran a second evening group for the organization, felt a daytime gathering was necessary due to the problems patients often have with fatigue and night driving, especially in winter weather.

Oren describes these monthly meetings as “offering general support and validation, where people share their experiences living with Lyme and co-infections, managing symptom flare-ups, alternative treatments, and the everyday challenges of life along with self-care.”

The group is open to patients and caregivers from all towns on a regular or drop-in basis.

For additional information, including details about upcoming guest speakers and weather cancellations, check the calendar at LymeConnection.org.