Lupus Support Group

Free Monthly Support Groups

Come to our free monthly support groups where we meet, talk, network, and share stories and information. These are free events and everyone is welcome – lupus patients, family members, and friends.

Our Carlsbad group meets the second Tuesday of the month. Our San Diego group meets on the third Saturday of the month.

Next Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Location: Zoom Meeting Room

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Location: Zoom Meeting Room


"Overview of SLE and the Immune System; Importance of the Engaged patient." We'll start with basic education around lupus and discuss the importance of being an engaged patient, As an engaged patient, you play a critical part when it comes to your healthcare and disease management, Within your role, it’s important that you are engaged and informed. Optimal healthcare for chronic illness is made up of a prepared and proactive healthcare team with an engaged and informed patient. We will talk about what that means for your lifestyle also.


Arnita Roberts Christie, RN, BSN, MS holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Widener University and a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Development with a certificate in counseling from the University of Bridgeport.  For more than 34 years, Arnita has worked in multiple medical settings and disease states, including academic hospitals, occupational health, insurance and the pharmaceutical industry.  Arnita is currently employed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as a Patient Engagement Liaison.  She has a passion for educating patients, families and health care practitioners about Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), and Severe Asthma as well as raising awareness about the impact these diseases have on patients and their families.  She is a long time Connecticut resident, married to husband Michael for the past 26 years and mother to a 20-year-old son, Michael and a 17-year-old daughter, Nia . Arnita is an active member of the Fairfield County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is also an active member of WOCIP-Women of Color in Pharma.  Arnita is a certified track and field coach and a certified track and field official. She enjoys listening to music, spending time with her family, and mentoring the young women Union Baptist Church, Stamford, CT, where she also serves as one of the health and wellness champions for the nurses ministry.

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by guest speakers belong solely to those speakers, and not necessarily to our organization, committee, or other group or individual.

Upcoming Support Group Topics

July 6, North County – Speaker and Topic, TBD

July 17, San Diego – Speaker and Topic, TBD

August 3, North County – Daniela Spear joins us to talk about online health, fitness and stretching

August 21, San Diego – Daniela Spear joins us to talk about online health, fitness and stretching

Stay tuned...we have much more to come in 2021, which we'll add here as we lock in those dates.

View past support group topics and information.