Arthritis Ireland has 20 active branches nationwide and 30 walking groups. The Arthritis Ireland local branch network offers a range of vital services for all people with arthritis in the community, including a Living Well with Arthritis course in Carrick-on-Shannon and previously in Drumsna.
Developed by Stanford University, this award-winning course covers every area of arthritis self-management and provides a variety of tools and techniques to help you better manage your condition.
There are approximately 6,000 people living with arthritis in Leitrim. Arthritis Ireland is in the process of setting up a new branch in Leitrim with the aim of providing activities and events for people living with arthritis in the local community.
Sinead Frawley, Regional Development Executive with Arthritis Ireland says; “We are looking for anyone who is interested in volunteering to help arrange exercise classes, information evenings and fundraising, all of which are of huge benefit both physically and mentally.
“If you are interested in volunteering, just a couple of hours a month can make a huge difference.”
Sinead can be contacted on 086 0279379 if you wish to volunteer.
Arthritis Ireland is hosting an information evening on Thursday, May 12 in The Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon at 7.30pm.
Guest speaker on the night is Noreen Harrington, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Our Lady's Hospital, Manorhamilton. Noreen will be presenting a talk on Osteoarthritis and Inflammatory Arthritis. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend!
For more information on the services that Arthritis Ireland provide, visit
www.arthritisireland.ie or locall 1890 252 846.