The Ridgefield Lyme Disease Task Force was established in May 2002 in response to growing concern about tick-borne diseases in our community. That year, Ridgefield reported 95 Lyme disease cases according to the Connecticut Department of Health. The only town to exceed that number was our neighbor Danbury, reporting 109 cases. Also of concern were the numbers released by the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station showing a steady rise annually in the number of black-legged or “deer” ticks infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative organism of Lyme disease. Since its inception, the task force has sought to educate the community through seminars, newspaper articles, public speaking engagements, the BLAST prevention program and literature distribution at town events. The task force is always open to new opportunities for educating our citizens about Lyme disease prevention, reducing the number of ticks in town and private spaces and supporting individuals who are presently afflicted with a tick-borne illness.
The Ridgefield Lyme Disease Task Force is a non-profit organization of volunteers focused on decreasing the prevalence of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses by building awareness through education, tick remediation, and public policy advocacy.
The RLDTF meets the second Sunday of the month at our office in the Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street, at 3:00 PM. Special events are announced as they become available.
You may reach us by leaving a message at RLDTF@comcast.net.
The RLDTF also hosts two support groups The Ridgefield Lyme, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Support Group meets the second Thusday of the month, 12 ~ 1:30PM at the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association offices; 90 East Ridge Avenue.
This is a free, drop-in group open to all patients and caretakers.
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The Young Adult Lyme Disease Support Group meets at 11am ~ 1pm the second Saturday of the month at the RLDTF office in the Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Streer, 1st floor. This group is open to young adults ages 15 and older.
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