On Monday 13th May Arthritis Care will launch Arthritis Care Week, with the strapline something can always be done.
AC will be asking people what their “something” was – that first step that got them started in trying to manage their arthritis, rather than letting it manage them.
There will be a variety of events taking place throughout the regions to publicise ACW, including displays and talks on how to manage the condition, and a professional Lecture at the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood on May 16th. For more information on local events go to: http://tinyurl.com/chjfrpc
More information on Arthritis Care Week.
Arthritis Care have recently launched a tele-befriending project – “Chat4Change,” which is progressing well. It is aimed at people with arthritis who want to improve their health, but cannot travel or commit to a face to face group.
Participants sign up for telephone groups that meet once a week on the telephone. The program is free, and runs for 8 sessions. It enables participants to chat on the phone with a small group of other people with arthritis to share experiences and learn simple techniques to help cope with arthritis.
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