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Organization: Arthritis Society (The) - South East Region  
Phone Numbers: 613-546-2546 ext 1601
Toll-Free: 1-800-321-1433
Fax: 613-546-3819
Email: info@arthritis.ca
Website: www.arthritis.ca
Address:
308 Wellington St, Suite 100
Kingston, ON
K7K 7A8
Intersection: Wellington St and Bay St
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: By appointment
Contacts: Philip Ambury - Regional Director, Arthritis Programs and Services
pambury@arthritis.ca
- Support and Self Management
800-321-1433 Ext 3360
Service Description: 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
  • arthritis medications
  • exercises to reduce stiffness, increase strength and improve fitness
  • new ways to be active and minimize stress on joints
  • coping with the emotional impact of arthritis
  • 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

Additional clinics available at Kingston Seniors Centre (56 Francis Street) * Centennial Family Physicians and Kingston Family Health Team (200-2437 Princess Street)

Fees: Free
Application: Self-referral or referral from health care provider for people with arthritis
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: People of any age with any form of confirmed arthritis diagnosis and their families
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
Kingston ; Lennox and Addington ; Hastings ; Prince Edward County ; Leeds and Grenville  
See Also: Arthritis
Community Support Services

This information was last completely updated on January 23, 2017

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