Hey guys! So I recently got in contact with my local JDRF chapter about volunteering and my first thing to do will be to attend a "family" meeting this week. It's mostly made up of parents of T1's and currently there isn't anyone close to my age at the meetings or older, who has T1 themselves.
I've been asked to go to help "fill in the holes" per say during the discussion, but also to bring light onto how the local chapter can connect to T1's my age and up, as well as make the Walk event more all-ages. Right now the walk is very plain in our town and the entertainment is for the young kids, there isn't really anything for the older siblings or older T1's and their families to do while waiting for the actual walk to start.
Currently, there is no support groups or social groups for T1's who are over the age of about 16.
Does anyone have any suggestions or examples of what their local chapter has done to reach out to these people? Obviously, Juvenation is great, but offline connection is great too! =)