Meetings offer education, encouragement, emotional support, and allow for open discussion about managing and living with spondyloarthritis.

Upcoming Meeting(s)

Saturday, April 22, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Meeting Location:

Virtual meeting, using Zoom.


Meeting ID: 892 8767 1519
Passcode: 092670

Upcoming meetings:
April 22nd

Social Media

If you are in the Spokane area please join our Spokane Spondylitis Support Group Facebook page to connect with other Spondylitis folks in the area: Spondylitis Support Spokane

Topic: Guest speaker - Lydia Myers, Occupational Therapist.

Lydia and her team work in a number of holistic specialties to make positive changes to your body, mind, spirit, and life.



Joan Polzin


Eric Bonanno

About Joan Polzin and Eric Bonanno, Spokane's Support Group Co-Leaders

Joan Polzin

Joan is a retired teacher in Spokane. She travels in her motorhome to state and national parks to renew with nature. Other joys are meeting new people, gardening, attending plays, creating cards, singing in her church choir, aerobics, reading, and having fun with friends and family. She is actively involved in Delta Kappa Gamma, Key Women Educators International; her church, and Friendship Force.

Eric Bonanno

Eric is retired after spending the majority of his professional career in the hockey business.  He grew up with a family history of AS, watching his father struggle through many differing medical opinions before finally being diagnosed correctly with AS.  Eric enjoys all sports, spending time with his family and with their dog, Zoey.  He loves movies and says the movie theater is his “Happy Place”.

Want to Start a New Support Group?

We’d love to have you join our team of passionate volunteers leading our spondylitis educational support groups! Learn more about how to get started here, and reach out to programs@spondylitis.org