Arthritis Community Services will be holding a Free Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. This course is designed to give those living with a chronic illness the skills and information to manage their condition on a daily basis. The class will be held on Mondays for 6 consecutive weeks.
Location: Access II Independent Living Center 101 Industrial Parkway Gallatin, MO 64640
Dates: May 13, 20, 27 & June 3, 10 & 17
Times: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
For more information or to sign up please contact Karen at Arthritis Community Services or Email Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
People with arthritis can live a healthy life by actively managing the physical and emotional problems that come with their disease. The Arthritis Toolkit does not provide cures or miracles. Most types of arthritis cannot be cured. Living a healthy life with a chronic disease is possible with good self-management.
The Kit includes the basic building blocks for each individual to use in constructing a personal approach to the management of the disease through exercise, pain management, and relaxation. It encourages goal-setting, action-planning, proactive thinking and acting ahead. Each Kit contains the following resources:
These are the elements that can help individuals design an individualized program to restore some degree of control over the effects of the disease on the body and activities. It is designed as a flexible set of elements that allows the individual, along with advice from a medical professional, to build a program that is uniquely helpful and that can be modified and expanded to suit the individual’s needs.
Contact the Arthritis Community Services (Northwest Regional Arthritis Center)
to check out The Arthritis Toolkit today.
Contact your local Area Agency on Aging Senior Center
or Human Environmental Sciences Extension office.
Toolkits are available to check out.
After completing the program, individuals may return the toolkit
or choose to purchase the materials for $25.00.
The Northwest Missouri Regional Arthritis Center (NWMRAC) is one of seven such regional centers established in Missouri. The center is designed to offer arthritis education and outreach programs to people with arthritis, community members, allied health professionals, and physicians. NWRAC is located at 802 N. Riverside, Suite 225, St. Joseph, MO 64507.
The NWMRAC serves a 12-county area including: Nodaway, Andrew, Buchanan, Atchison, Holt, Gentry, Harrison, Worth, Dekalb, Daviess, Caldwell and Clinton counties.
The mission of the Missouri Arthritis Project and the Regional Arthritis Centers is to reduce the burden of rheumatic disease by promoting optimal health and quality of life for all Missourians affected by arthritis, rheumatic diseases and related musculoskeletal conditions through prevention, early intervention, education, service and collaboration.