The Arthritis Foundation is sponsoring the 2nd Annual “Better Living with Arthritis Expo”. Rhode Island’s premier arthritis learning event is on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Radisson Airport Hotel, 2081 Post Rd., Warwick. Registration starts at 9:00 am, and the program will run from 10 am – 3:00 pm. The Expo is ideal for people who have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, have symptoms or risk factors and those who care about them.
The program includes two keynote talks on managing multiple illnesses and promising research; and four break-out sessions given by expert speakers on topics including integrative therapies for arthritis, how health care reform can help people with arthritis, what’s new in knee and hip surgery, and how to speak about arthritis with your elected officials. When participants are not engaged in a presentation, the Expo will offer interactive demonstrations and exhibitors with health screenings and give-aways.
The seminar is free and open to the public. There is an $8 charge for a boxed lunch for those who wish to pre-order at the time of registration. Registration is required by Friday, November 8. Register by calling the Arthritis Foundation at 401-739-3773. Parking is ample in back of the hotel, with handicap parking along the side. The Radisson Airport Hotel is ADA accessible.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in Rhode Island and the U.S., affecting 218,000 Rhode Islanders and 50 million people nationally. Arthritis pain and disability make it hard to accomplish daily activities, ruin relationships and destroy quality of life. Occurring in over half of those with diabetes and heart disease, arthritis is also a barrier to the effective control of these diseases.
The good news is that never have there been so many options for controlling and even preventing arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation’s Better Living with Arthritis Expo will showcase some of these options and local experts, services and products that can help.
The Arthritis Foundation is grateful to the following companies for their support which makes the Expo possible:
Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Benchmark Senior Living
HB Precision Products, Inc.
Herb Chambers Honda
9:00 Registration, Exhibits, Screenings
10:05 Arthritis and…Preventing & Managing Multiple Chronic Illnesses
10:55 Demonstration Session #1
11:25 Break Out Session #1
12:10 Boxed Lunch ($8 prepaid fee)
12:30 Break Out Session #2
1:30 Demonstration Session #2
2:00 Keynote Talk #2
2:45 Evaluation & Adjourn
In July 2013 the Juvenile Arthritis Conference was held in Anaheim, California. While there kids and families worked on advocacy, awareness and bonding! To see the flash mob created at the 2013 JA Conference, please click on the link below:
For more information about the New England Region, please review our January 2013 newsletter, found here: January 2013 New England Region Newsletter