Rural Health Initiative


PROGRAM OF EVENTS 2019

 

Bathurst Seminar – Staying Strong with Arthritis: 15 May 2019

Enquiries: call us on 02 9857 3300 or email us at info@arthritisnsw.org.au

Bathurst Seminar – Staying Strong with Arthritis –  15 May 2019

The seminar will provide exercise, mindfulness and well-being strategies to stay strong with arthritis.

  • Cost: The event is FREE, bookings essential
  • Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2019
  • Arrival Time: Registration at 10.30am for an 11.00am start
  • Presentation: 11.00am – 1.30pm (Refreshments will be provided)
  • Venue: Bathurst RSL Club, 114 Rankin Street Bathurst
  • Co-presenter: St Vincents’ Outreach (Catholic Healthcare) will cover exercise, screening & lifestyle strategies to prevent arthritis.

For a printable flyer, for your fridge or to share, please click here

To attend, please complete the booking form below. 

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  • Armidale: September 2019 – Details to come

BACKGROUND: THE NEED FOR SUPPORT IN RURAL NSW

For over 50 years, Arthritis & Osteoporosis (AONSW) has been helping people to manage their condition to get the most out of their lives. Our programs help people to better understand their conditions, relieve their pain, improve their range of movement and enjoy greater overall health.

Sadly, national health trends indicate that more and more Australians are developing this debilitating disease. Research tells us that one in four people across all stages of life are now affected by arthritis, impacting their livelihood and personal lives.

It’s no secret that there is a shortage of health services in rural NSW. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, people in remote and rural areas have a significantly reduced life expectancy and poorer outcomes on leading indicators of health as a result of the scarcity of health services. To date, AONSW has tried to address this through our Arthritis Infoline, webinars and digital information sheets downloadable from our website. AONSW has long sought to service all people living with arthritis in NSW equitably, however has historically been obstructed in this endeavour by the challenges of geography and resources.

Through the generosity of donors, these funds have been used to develop a rural health education program, to be delivered at rural centres in NSW. It is hoped that these events will also give people the opportunity to create networks for ongoing local support.

The education delivery ranges from the distribution of simple booklets and information sheets on arthritic conditions and its management, to group-based education presentations, physical demonstrations and forums.

The education sessions are co-run with local community organisations tailored to suit each individual event, all fitting the overall theme: STAYING STRONG WITH ARTHRITIS. The program will cover:

> Arthritis Management
> Pain Management
> Exercising with Arthritis
> Nutrition

Subject to change, updated 22.5.19

 

FOR INFORMATION ON ANY OF THE RURAL HEALTH INITIATIVE EVENTS,
PLEASE CALL US ON 02 9857 3300 OR EMAIL US AT INFO@ARTHRITISNSW.ORG.AU

To donate to the Rural Health Appeal for the 2019 program, click here