Support for Arthritis
Exercise and nutrition can help ease the suffering of arthritis.
How you can improve your life with arthritis will be dicussed at The Tokoroa Arthritis Support Group this month.
More than 620,000 people in New Zealand are living with arthritis.
This equates to around 16 per cent of the population – including 1,000 children.
Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability and can occur to any one at any age.
There are more than 140 different forms of arthritis.
The Tokoroa Arthritis Support Group meet on the second Wednesday of each month to provide social and peer support to those living with arthritis in Tokoroa.
At each meeting there is a speaker discussing items of interest for those with arthritis or their families/caregivers.
The May meeting will see a local Pharmacist speak about medications and June will be exercises for the colder months.
The group welcome Tokoroa residents to join them and meetings are held at Sport Waikato, Swanston St at 11.15am.
For more information telephone Mandy on 021 806 245 or Jean 886 1288.
Arthritis is not just a condition of the elderly with 51 per cent of those with a diagnosis are aged between 15 and 64.
There are also 17,940 people receiving sickness or invalids benefits as a result of musculoskeletal conditions, the bulk of which deu to arthritis.