The Foundation was originally called Patient’s Aid Society and was formed by the late Bruce Williams in 1967. It was his wish that people with arthritis would have access to a group providing fellowship, social support and assistance in daily living. The organisation has grown consistently over the years and today has over 5,000 members and nearly 45 branches and support groups across NSW.
Become a member of Arthritis NSW today!
Arthritis NSW offers a comprehensive membership program that aims to help people improve their quality of life and is working to keep NSW moving. At Arthritis NSW, our focus is to ensure that members are well-informed, educated and supported to aid in managing their condition and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
“When I was first diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and spondylosis at the age of 26, I didn’t have anyone to turn to who understood what I was going through. After joining Arthritis NSW, I now have access to educational tools and information such as seminars, leaflets, magazines and books. Most importantly I now have access to a wider family of people who understand my condition – I am not the odd one out, I fit right in!”
Shanneen who is in her 30s and has psoriatic arthritis and spondylosis.