On Tuesdays from May 13 to June 17, the Arthritis Society will provide an Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP) at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Truro Library.
By participating in the program, residents have a chance to learn new information and skills, discuss new ideas and share experiences about exercising, managing pain, eating healthy, preventing fatigue, protecting joints, arthritis medications, dealing with stress and depression, working with your doctor and healthcare team, and evaluating alternative treatments.
“These programs are a wonderful chance to learn about symptom control and creating a better quality of life,” says Erin DeBodt, community education coordinator for the Arthritis Society, Nova Scotia Division. “The pain caused by arthritis can be severe. Managing that pain is very important to keeping control of your daily life.”
The sessions are all free of charge. All are welcome, but pre-register in-person at the Truro Library or by calling 902-895-4183 (toll-free, 1-888-632-9088) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arthritis Society is Canada’s principal health charity, empowering the more than four million Canadians with arthritis to live their lives to the fullest by combating the effects of arthritis. Over the last 65 years, the society has invested more than $180 million in arthritis research to develop better treatments and ultimately find a cure. In Nova Scotia alone, more than 210,000 people are currently battling arthritis, making it one of Nova Scotia’s most common chronic conditions.