Arthritis Society - Thunder Bay

Site: Thunder Bay

Service: Arthritis Services

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Description & Services
Description (Agency) Dedicated to a vision of a world where people are free from the devastating effects that arthritis has on lives, The Arthritis Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to Canadians living with arthritis and is the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada
Agency Services
Description (Service) Provides education, programs and support to people living with arthritis 
  • Offers a community-based rehabilitation program with physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers available, offering both individual consultation and group education sessions
     
    Topics may include:  
    • dealing with pain  
    • arthritis medications  
    • exercises to reduce stiffness, increase strength and improve fitness  
    • new ways to be active and minimize stress on joints  
      coping with the emotional impact of arthritis  
    • self-management strategies
     
  • Online self-management courses - E-learning programs, including "Mental Health and Well Being" and "Overcoming Fatigue"  
  • Project Thrive - annual event for families living with childhood arthritis to come together, learn and have fun  
  • Camp Cambria - annual summer camp for children with Arthritis
Hours Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Services: by appointment
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District ; Partnered Sites  
 
Norwest CHC  
525 Simpson St.  
Thunder Bay  
PC7 3J6  
 
Anishnawbe-Mushkiki Aboriginal Health Access Centre  
101 Syndicate Ave N.  
Thunder Bay  
P7C 3V4  
 
Norwest Community Care Access Centre  
961 Alloy Drive  
Thunder Bay  
P7B 5Z8  
 
Northern Physiotherapy  
1204 Roland St.  
Thunder Bay  
P7B 5M4  
 
St Joseph’s Care Group - Dr. Fidler’s Office  
35 Algoma St. N  
Thunder Bay  
P7B 5G7
Eligibility Individuals of any age with any form of a confirmed arthritis diagnosis and their families
Application
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-345-9535
Toll Free Phone Toronto 1-800-321-1433
Fax 807-344-1915
E-Mail info@on.arthritis.ca
Website www.arthritis.ca
Primary Contact Shelley Graham, Community Engagement Specialist; Phone: 807-345-9535 ext 5
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 1093 Barton St
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5N3
 
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Physical Access Unknown
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Fundraising ; Donations