Register now for Arthritis information session

Penticton Arthritis Service will present “Tips Tricks and Tools for Living Well with Arthritis.”

A condition affecting joints, ligaments, tendons, bones and other components of the musculoskeletal system is described as arthritis.

In British Columbia, approximately 18 percent of women and 12 percent of men report having arthritis. The perception that arthritis is a condition of the elderly is a mistake, as 57 percent of people with arthritis are reported to be 64 years old or younger.

Arthritis consists of more than 100 different conditions which range from relatively mild forms of tendinitis and bursitis to crippling systemic forms, such as rheumatoid arthritis. ~

In women, arthritis ranks first among all causes of disabilities in Canada and third among men.

The United Way has partnered with The Arthritis Society in reaching out to communities to provide valuable information for those living with  arthritis.

On Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Riverside Centre from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the Penticton Arthritis Service will present “Tips Tricks and Tools for Living Well with Arthritis.”

Physiotherapist, Gillian Frame and occupational therapist Crystal Woods, will present information on: the different types of arthritis, ways to reduce pain and stiffness and how daily activities can be improved.

Advanced registration is recommended. Please call toll free 1-866-414-7766 to secure your seat for the afternoon.

There is no cost to attend the information session, however donations to the Arthritis Society are greatly appreciated.


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