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Arthritis Society (The)

Site: Rural Wellington Program

Contact Information
Office Phone Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program: 519-743-4141 ext 1101 
Support and Self Management Program: 1-800-321-1433 ext 3360
Fax 519-743-4142
Alternate Contact Phone: ext 1104
Located In Community Wellington County
Address & Map
Upper Grand Family Health Team
735 Tower St S
Fergus, ON N1M 2R2
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Intersection Tower St. and Elora St.
Mailing Address 809 Victoria St N, Unit 7 
Kitchener, ON N2B 3C3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis, 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.
Description (Service) Education, programs and support to people living with arthritis  
Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program:  
Community-based rehabilitation program * physiotherapists, occupational therapists and social workers available * 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
Support and Self Management Programs: 
Online self-management courses- E-learning programs including: 
- Mental Health and Well Being 
- Overcoming Fatigue 
- Navigating Your Healthcare 
- Managing Chronic Pain 
- Eating Well 
- Staying Active 
- Daily Living 
- Arthritis and Work 
Project Thrive- annual event for families living with childhood arthritis to come together, learn and have fun
Hours By appointment
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County ; Waterloo Region ; Wellington County
Eligibility People of any age with any form of a confirmed arthritis diagnosis and their families
Application Self-referral or referred from health care provider for people with arthritis * see referral form or call office
Languages English ; French - French website
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Service Categories Chronic Disease Self Management Programs ~ Arthritis ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Arthritis