Monthly Support Group Meetings
3rd Monday of the month
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Northwood Commons Condo
Clubhouse – Meeting Room
Northwood Commons Place,
The Lyme Center in Chico, California
The Lyme Center of Chico, California (TLC), founded in 2008 as a Non-profit Organization, has many projects on the go. (These are profiled below)
A donation-driven, member-supported organization, TLC is rapidly moving from a small patients’ association to a larger service organization as the number of Lyme-infected patients grows in Butte County and Northern California. TLC ‘s mission statement : ” To promote community awareness , education, and advocacy about LYME disease and other tick-borne illnesses .”
Installing Tick Warning Signs on Chico Area Parks’ Hiking and Biking Trails
Warning the Public of ticks, and therefore possible Lyme Disease infection, ” has always been of primary importance to The Lyme Center. A pilot project initiated in 2017 has resulted in the first signs being installed by the Chico Public Works Dept.
“Recently, we have been able to purchase 20 signs manufactured specifically under guidelines supplied to us by Chico Public Works Dept. for placement in Bidwell Park. We wish to thank Linda Herman and all the staff at Chico City Public Works Dept., for their guidance and co-operation with this project. We feel this will be a major step towards informing Chico Park users of the possible dangers associated with tick bites and tick borne diseases like Lyme. We have plans to manufacture and donate more signs for park trail placement soon. Thank you to all donors and sponsors of Lyme Aid 2018 for helping us make this happen.”
Chico Monthly Support Group and TLC Help Line
The Help Line (530 – 877 – 6666) for patients and their families has seen a ” 100% increase in requests for infection information about CDC-recognized symptoms, local support group contacts, and patient to patient support since Sept. 2017. Many calls for assistance originate from other states as well as “all over Northern California.” Lyme Patients from Sacramento, Concow, Oroville, Paradise, and Forest Ranch attend the Chico Monthly Support Group as evidence of the growing need for Lyme Patient support services in all areas of Northern California.
2019 will see an expansion of our (TLC) efforts at outreach to those infected and affected by this debilitating disease.
What are the symptoms?
Lyme Disease can affect all organs of the body
- Muscle/joint pain
- Digestive issues
- Memory/Cognitive issues
- plus numerous other symptoms