Community Education – Living Well with Arthritis Series

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Join us for a series of FREE education sessions, details as follows:

> Venue: Macquarie Community College – Chatswood Campus
> Address: Level 1, 8 Thomas Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
> Dates: 4th Wednesday each month, August, September, October, November 2018
> Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm



Session 1: 22 August 2018 at 3:30pm – Managing Arthritis
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> Description: Managing Arthritis gives a broader understanding of the many management strategies that can be successfully employed to manage arthritis and maintain a good quality of life.
> Areas covered:
- Arthritis – an overview of what arthritis is and the forms it takes
- Exercise – benefits, with examples of joint-friendly exercises
- Nutrition – how what we eat can impact on our health and arthritic condition
- Pain Management – non-medical approaches such as meditation and relaxation
- Managing Fatigue – through pacing and other strategies
- Medications – things to consider when taking them
- Your Healthcare Team – who you might see in the course of managing arthritis

Session 2: 26 September 2018 at 3:30pm – Nutrition & Arthritis
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Description: Provides an understanding of the contribution nutrition can play in managing arthritis effectively.
Areas covered:
- The importance of maintaining a health weight
- Is there a diet for arthritis?
- The Five Food Groups (understanding macro nutrients and the recommended intakes)
- Healthy eating for arthritis
- Weight-management tips
- Common dietary approaches for arthritis management
- Complementary nutritional supplements
- Sources of information and support

Session 3: 24 October 2018 at 3:30pm – Exercise, Physical Activity & Arthritis
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Description: Provides an understanding of the significant role exercise plays in managing arthritis.
Areas covered:
- What is exercise and physical activity?
- How exercise helps people with arthritis?
- Guidance and recommendations on how to start
- Things to consider when starting out
- The types of exercise and their benefits with recommendations
- Arthritis type (OA vs RA) exercise considerations
- Who to speak to for assistance and more information

Session 4: 28 November 2018 at 3:30pm – Pain Management & Arthritis
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Description: Provides an understanding of how different pain-management strategies can be employed to help with the pain associated with arthritis
Areas covered:
- Define what pain is
- Understand the pain experience both with arthritis and overall
- Identify the various types of pain management
- Differentiate the types of medication available and when they are used
- Who to speak to about support and assistance