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On the fourth Tuesday of the month, at Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
4612 Varsity Dr NW
, this series will continue to present speakers from various fields related to physical, mental and emotional health and well being.

Free for members, $5 charge at door for non-members. Guests welcome, no registration required.

Sessions will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.


Tuesday, June 26 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Understanding Osteo Arthritis

This presentation will help you to learn more about Osteo Arthritis and how it differs from Rheumatoid Arthritis. The signs and symptoms will be reviewed among with the differing ways to decrease the pain of the disease. Functional abilities and mobility issues will be addressed followed by information on the type of equipment that will assist one to maintain their usual activities of daily living.

The team will begin by describing what osteoarthritis is and is not. Current pharmacological treatments will be described. The focus of the talk will be on strategies that can be incorporated into daily life to help manage the pain and joint changes associated with osteoarthritis. Maintaining quality of life and function will be stressed.

You will be given an opportunity to ask questions to further your understanding of the disease.


Cori Bryant and Lynn Harvey are from the Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network Extended Health Team. Cori is an Occupational Therapist and Lynn is a Registered Nurse who have extensive experience working with clients who have Osteo Arthritis. Collectively Lynn and Cori have more than 50 years of experience working in health care across many settings from acute care to home care to school-based care.

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