BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Becoming a member of Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW is one of the best ways to engage with our organisation. This involves payment of a modest annual membership fee which not only helps us to develop and deliver our services as we work towards our vision of Freedom from Arthritis, but also provides you with a number of unique member-only benefits which will keep you informed and potentially save you considerable money, such as:
- Free delivery of our magazine ‘Arthritis Matters’, three issues p.a. (RRP $20.00)
- Attractive discounts on all health education programs, services and kids camps:
> 40% discount on webinars
> 25% discount on warm water exercise classes
- Automatic subscription to our free monthly eNewsletter
- Being part of an understanding and supportive community
- Access to joining one of our Support Groups (where available)
All membership packages are for 12-months, effective from the date of purchase.
- Adult: $49.50
- Adult Concession / Student: $27.50
- Family: $60.50
- Family Concession: $44.00
Please see footnotes for qualifying criteria and previous name references.
If you have any questions in regards to these membership packages, please call us on 02 9857 3300 or email us.
BECOME A MEMBER
You can register online by clicking on the ‘Become a member now‘ button below;
OR you can download our Membership Value PDF document here, complete the Application Form on page 4 and return to us by either post or email;
OR you can call us on 02 9857 3300 with your credit card details and one of our staff will assist you.
ARTHRITIS NSW GIFT MEMBERSHIP
If someone you care about is living with arthritis, why not show you care with a Gift Membership to Arthritis NSW. Call us on 02 9857 3300 or click here to download the form, complete it and post back to us.
OUR MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITY
Members of Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW (AONSW) come from all walks of life, but they all belong to a unique community of nearly 3,000 people who, through our networks and service offerings, are given the opportunity to support each other and share their experiences.
OUR MEMBERSHIP PROMISE
The three pillars of our membership program – Understanding | Support | Community – underpin the planning and delivery of our membership services as we work towards our organisation’s vision of Freedom from Arthritis.
WHY BECOME A MEMBER?
UNDERSTANING | SUPPORT | COMMUNITY
✔ Be Heard
We have a strong, powerful voice speaking up on issues that are important to you, to key decision makers in government. We are pushing for change that our community wants to see.
Our Arthritis Infoline (toll-free 1800 011 041) gives people with arthritis and/or osteoporosis and their carers the chance to talk to a health professional about any concerns or enquiries regarding their condition.
✔ Be Informed
We provide information and support resources to help you better manage your condition.
Webinars and Workshops
Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW conducts various webinars and workshops during the year involving a range of different medical, nursing and allied health staff. The aim of these programs is to communicate the importance of early prevention and self-management techniques. Members receive a 40% discount on our webinars.
✔ Be Supported
We provide the opportunity to meet new friends who understand the challenges you face, through our support groups.
Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW community groups
There are currently 29 branches and support groups throughout New South Wales. These comprise members who join together to support each other and gain knowledge to help manage their condition. Most groups meet monthly to hear a guest speaker and/or discuss topics related to arthritis and osteoporosis. Most importantly, our community groups offer support and the opportunity to build friendships. If there is no branch or support group in your area, why not contact us and help start one up!
Support for parents with kids who have arthritis
Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW recognises that children who have juvenile idiopathic arthritis experience severe pain, stiffness, fatigue and muscle weakness on a daily basis. Juvenile arthritis now affects 1 in every 800 Australian children. If your child has arthritis, as a member you will have access to a number of activities including two annual children’s camps: Camp Twinkletoes (weekend camp designed to help families caring for children aged under 8 years of age) and Camp Footloose (a supportive, fun environment for children and teenagers with arthritis aged 9 to 18).
✔ Be Rewarded
We reward you with discounts on our education programs and health services.
Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW magazine
Arthritis Matters is a full-colour print magazine. Each edition features information on nutrition, exercise and research. Members receive a free subscription to Arthritis Matters, RRP $20.00 per year.
Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW e-newsletter
Our monthly e-newsletters are sent to members who have provided an e-mail address, packed with the latest information from a variety of resources around the world.
Warm Water Exercise Classes
Our warm water classes are an excellent way for people with any form of arthritis to build strength, ease stiff joints and relax sore muscles. Members receive a generous 25% discount on our warm water exercise classes.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
You can register online by clicking on the Become a member now button below, or you can call us on 02 9857 3300 with your credit card details and one of our staff will assist you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I pay for my membership?
We have multiple ways to pay for membership. We accept Cheque, Direct Debit and Credit Cards (Visa and Mastercard only).
What if I have forgotten my membership number?
You can call 02 9857 3300 to obtain your membership number.
How do I renew my membership?
There are many ways to renew your membership. We will send you a reminder letter a month before your membership is coming up for renewal. You can renew either by completing the form and sending it back to us or by calling 02 9857 3300 to renew over the phone.
Can I cancel my membership at any time?
Yes, you can cancel your membership anytime. Call 02 9857 3300 or email us with the subject line: Membership cancellation.
Do I get a refund if I cancel my membership?
No, there are no refunds to your membership.
How to become a Member
To make an inquiry about Membership or to register to become a Member, please call us on 02 9857 3300 with your credit card details at hand.
You can also become a member online by clicking on the button below:
Footnotes on Membership Packages:
1. ‘Adult’ memberships were previously named ‘Standard’ memberships.
2. ‘Concession’ memberships were previously named ‘Pensioner’ memberships.
3. ‘Student’ memberships are available to people aged 18+ years who are enrolled in tertiary education and can provide a copy of their student ID card or other proof of enrolment.
4. ‘Concession’ memberships are available to people who hold a concession card (not a senior citizen card) and receive the following types of pensions or payments: Age Pension, Bereavement Allowance, Carer Payment, Disability Support Pension, Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance, Single Parenting Payment.
5. Pricing of packages remains effective as from 1 October 2017.