Management Strategies for Arthritis to be shared at FREE PD events in July
More than half the nation’s adults over 75 years of age have some form of arthritis. Healthcare workers are supporting clients with managing their arthritis on an everyday basis.
New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) has organised professional development evenings focused on arthritis to support students and the wider healthcare sector with their important work.
On Tuesday 9 July in Christchurch, and Tuesday 16 July in Auckland, Arthritis Educators from Arthritis NZ will share their knowledge on arthritis management practices. Focus topics include managing the three most common types of arthritis (Osteo, Rheumatoid, and Gout) through exercise, healthy eating, and joint protection. The importance of healthcare assistants and how they can support their clients with arthritis will also be discussed.
Arthritis Educator Georgia Grant-Mackie will speak at the Auckland event. She shared, “Living with arthritis can be a lonely and scary road for many individuals and their families. However, if they are equipped with the right tools and support it doesn’t have to be!”
“A highlight for me is seeing clients empowered to outsmart their arthritis, incorporating new ways to live a full and happy life. Taking charge of their health and becoming successful self-managers,” she said.
Following the presentations, there will be time for questions and supporting resources relevant to healthcare assistants will be shared. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and an NZTC gift bag.
Tuesday 9 July
5.00pm – 6.30pm
Guest speaker: Allan Desquitado, Arthritis NZ
Venue: New Zealand Tertiary College, Unit 12 & 13, 114 Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui
Tuesday 16 July
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Guest speaker: Georgia Grant-Mackie, Arthritis NZ
Venue: New Zealand Tertiary College, Level 2, 1 Marewa Road, Greenlane