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Chronic Disease Education & Support Clinic – Arthritis

Group Name: Chronic Disease Education & Support Clinic – Arthritis

Description: The Chronic Disease Education & Support Clinic is located on the ground floor of the Rouge Valley Health System building. Rouge Valley offers education programs to support patients living with many different chronic disease conditions. These programs will help you learn to manage your condition and prevent it from worsening. This is an OHIP funded clinic that provides education, nutrition and exercises for diseases and conditions such as arthritis, COPD, chronic pain, osteoporosis, hypertension, asthma and smoking cessation.

Our arthritis education program is delivered at Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering hospital campus. The program has been designed for individuals who are living with arthritis or who are at risk of it.
Join us once a week for three weeks for educational sessions to help you understand your diagnosis and learn new ideas to help you better manage your condition. Our program is led by a registered practical nurse with expertise in treating arthritis. The program is delivered in consultation with the fracture clinic at Rouge Valley, a dietician, and The Arthritis Society. When requested, individuals can arrange to meet with a registered dietitian the following day at Rouge Valley.

Where: Rouge Valley Health System 580 Harwood Avenue South | Ajax, ON L1S 2J4

When: To participate in the arthritis education program at Rouge Valley or for more information please call. We would be happy to schedule you for our upcoming classes. Choice of Tuesdays from 5 – 6 p.m or Thursdays from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Contact: Sue 905-683-2320 Ext. 1182 | preventioneduclinics@rougevalley.ca | www.rougevalley.ca

Arthritis Society (Ontario Division)

Group Name: Arthritis Society (Ontario Division)

Description: The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years, and is dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis. Founded in British Columbia in 1948 by Mary Pack and Dr. Wallace Graham, The Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis. http://www.arthritis.ca

Where: 393 University Avenue, Suite 1700 | Toronto, ON M5G 1E6

When: There are support groups for different forms of arthritis and related diseases: spondylitis, fibrositis, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, etc. Call for meeting times and locations for the group of interest to you. There is a membership fee for each of the groups and for the Arthritis Society.

Contact: 416.979.7228 | 1.800.321.1433 | info@on.arthritis.ca

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