We provide a safe place where people with chronic pain can support one another, develop friendships, share ideas and thoughts, obtain information about their condition from professionals and each other, and learn coping skills in a nonjudgmental and caring atmosphere.
We meet on the first Thursday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Hospitality Room of The Pines in Ocean Park, Maine.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
September is Pain Awareness Month
September is Pain Awareness Month, as recognized in a proclamation by Gov. Paul LePage. To help promote this and improve the treatment for the 20.2 million adults in this country who live with chronic pain, we will be reading Gov. LePage's proclamation at town and city council meetings.
We will be at the Saco City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. We will be accompanied by representatives from Sen. Susan Collins' office and Sen. Angus King's office.
We will be reading the proclamation at Portland City Hall on Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. and at the Biddeford City Council meeting, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.
You can download and read the proclamation by following this link.
Meeting schedule change in 2017
Beginning in 2017, we will meet once a month, on the first Thursday at 6 p.m. Our meeting location will stay the same, the Hospitality Room at The Pines in Ocean Park.
Team of undergrad and COM students win poster competition at the Maine Osteopathic Association's Midwinter Symposium
A team of four UNE students, comprised of two undergraduates and two College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) students, participated in a student Research and Scholarship Forum at the Midwinter Symposium held by the Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA) on February 6, 2015, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. The team won first place in a poster presentation contest.
Maine Voices: UNE making strides in understanding chronic pain
Grateful to be taken seriously at last, chronic pain sufferers are glad to participate in the research.
Portland Press Herald series
The Portland Press Herald ran a three part series of articles on chronic pain in December, 2014. See our Resources page for links to the articles.
University of New England Video Series
In 2013 two University of New England students collaborated to document chronic pain in conjunction with the Pain Support Group of Southern Maine. See our Resources page for links to the videos.