Description & Services
Description (Agency) Encourages all individuals living with arthritis to be informed and involved in their treatment process and to be an active participant when it comes to leading as healthful a life as possible
Agency Services
Description (Service)
  • Encourages all individuals living with arthritis to be informed and involved in their treatment process and to be an active participant when it comes to leading as healthful a life as possible 
  • Researches for underlying causes and subsequent cures for arthritis, while promoting the best possible care for both children and adults who live with arthritis 
  • Raises funds for research, patient care and public education
  • Encourages and involves a growing number of volunteers
 
Services and programs offered include the following 
  • Public Information 
  • Public Forums 
  • Support for rheumatic disease units 
  • Medical Information 
  • Research
 
Arthritis Registry 
  • Delivers information, programs and services designed to suit the needs of individuals living with arthritis 
  • Provides an information package tailored to individual's request  
  • Communicates advance notices and invitations for arthritis events in the community  
  • Offers tips on living with arthritis
 
Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP) 
  • Exercising with arthritis  
  • Managing pain  
  • Eating healthy  
  • Preventing fatigue  
  • Protecting joints  
  • Taking arthritis medications  
  • Dealing with stress and depression  
  • Working with your doctor and healthcare team  
  • Evaluating alternative treatments  
  • Outsmarting arthritis and problem solving
 
Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program (AREP) 
Provides a personalized program for individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of arthritis
Hours Office Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Individuals suffering from or concerned about any form of arthritis
Application Varies by program, call for more information
Languages English
Fees Service - For splinting and orthotics materials used and for the material required for the Arthritis Self-Management courses
Additional Services at this Site
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-345-9535
Toll Free Phone 1-800-268-9535 
Toronto 1-800-321-1433
Fax 807-344-1915
E-Mail info@on.arthritis.ca
Website www.arthritis.ca
Alternate Contact Shelley Graham, Community Engagement Specialist; Phone: 807-345-9535 ext 5
Site Location North Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 895 Tungsten St, Suite 5
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6H2
 
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Intersection Tungsten St and Central Ave
Physical Access Partially Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established Thunder Bay 1981
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care -- North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN) ; Fundraising ; Donations