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Organization: Arthritis Society - Thunder Bay - Arthritis Services  
Phone Numbers: 807-345-9535
Toll-Free: Toronto: 1-800-321-1433
Fax: 807-344-1915
1093 Barton St
Thunder Bay, ON
P7B 5N3
Hours: Office Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Services: By appointment
Public Contacts: Shelley Graham - Community Engagement Specialist
807-345-9535 ext 5
Service Description: 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

Located on Barton St in Thunder Bay

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

Fees: None
Application: Self-referral or referral from health care provider for people with arthritis
Arthritis Rehabilitation & Education Program Referral Form can be found here or call the office
Eligibility / Target Population: People of any age with any form of a confirmed arthritis diagnosis and their families
Languages: English
Area Served:
City of Thunder Bay, District of Kenora, District of Rainy River, District of Thunder Bay, James and Hudson Bay Coast, Northern  
See Also: Arthritis

This information was last completely updated on August 2, 2018

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