New Mexico Arthritis News

DON'T FORGET: Volunteer application deadline is this Friday, April 25

The Arthritis Foundation needs your support in creating life-long happy memories for children living with juvenile arthritis. Volunteers create the magic for our children and we want as much MAGIC as possible! Help make this another camp where our children leave saying, “can I come back next year?”. read more

DEADLINE: Camp applications are due this Friday, April 25!

The Arthritis Foundation’s Camp KGAT program of the South Central Region consists of three camps (including Camp JAM) providing a well-rounded camp experience for children and teens with arthritis that’s designed to enhance the growth and development of each child under the guidance of a caring staff. At camp, children and teens with arthritis will gain self-confidence and learn that making positive choices can enhance their quality of life. read more

Don't miss the 2014 National JA Conference. Scholarship applications are due April 30!

Don’t miss out on our 30th anniversary celebration! Join us July 3–6, 2014, for an unforgettable adventure in the gorgeous mountains of Colorado. We’re returning to the site of the very first JA Conference to honor all the kids, teens and young adults who live with arthritis. The JA Conference is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature, nationwide event for families affected by juvenile arthritis. This four-day event focuses on health, wellness and fun for the whole family, including a special education program for kids, teens and young adults! We’ll watch fireworks over a sparkling blue lake, breathe fresh air filled with the laughter of new friends, and wear our red, white and BLUE to raise awareness of arthritis! The South Central Region offers a limited number of scholarships to the JA Conference. Applications are due April 30. Follow the link to apply today! read more

Arthritis Foundation, OSU offer gerontology and geriatrics conference May 23

The Arthritis Foundation is sponsoring a special conference in partnership with Oklahoma State University's Linking Gerontology & Geriatrics program which offers proceedings, materials and resources for health care and other professionals working with seniors. The 2014 conference is called "A Sign of the Times: Health Trends and Ethics" and will be held Friday, May 23, 2014 from 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Wes Watkins Center at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. read more

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