Arthritis Society (The)

Site: Grand River Region

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Contact Information
Office Phone Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program: 519-743-4141  
Support and Self Management Program: 1-800-321-1433
Toll Free Phone 1-800-321-1433
Fax 519-743-4142
E-Mail info@arthritis.ca
Website www.arthritis.ca
Address and Location Information
Public Comments Cambridge clinics located at various sites * call or email for more details
Areas Served Waterloo Region ; Wellington County
Located In Community Kitchener
Address & Map
809 Victoria St N, Unit 7
Kitchener, ON N2B 3C3
 
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Intersection Bruce St. and Victoria St.
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Organization Details
Description (Service) Education, programs and support to people living with arthritis  
 
Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program:  
Community-based rehabilitation program * physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers available * individual consultation and group education sessions 
Topics may include: 
  • dealing with pain
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  • arthritis medications
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  • exercises to reduce stiffness, increase strength and improve fitness
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  • new ways to be active and minimize stress on joints
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  • coping with the emotional impact of arthritis
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  • self-management strategies
 
Support and Self Management Programs: 
 
Chronic Pain Management Workshops-
2-hour course on pain management * participants learn new information and skills, discuss ideas and share experiences with others that have chronic pain or care about people who live with chronic pain 
 
Online self-management courses- E-learning programs, including "Mental Health and Well Being" and "Overcoming Fatigue" 
 
Project Thrive- annual event for families living with childhood arthritis to come together, learn and have fun 
 
Services and Programs: 
  • Rural Wellington program
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  • Cambridge program
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  • Guelph program
Description & Services
Hours By appointment
Eligibility People of any age with any form of a confirmed arthritis diagnosis and their families
Application Self-referral or referred from health care provider * see referral form or call office
Languages English ; French - French website
Fees None
Service Categories Chronic Disease Self Management Programs ~ Arthritis ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Arthritis

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