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Will you Speakup4Arthritis?

It is essential that the needs of people with arthritis are taken seriously by politicians. It is time for the government to take action, and we need your help!

Tell your local member of parliament how arthritis affects you and your family. Telling your story in your own words is a powerful way to help them understand the personal impact of arthritis and why better programs and services are needed.

The more phone calls, letters and emails they receive, the more likely they will be to take action, so share this site with your family and friends and ask for their support too.  For more information on what you can do to help, click here.

Arthritis Australia’s partnership with Aids for Daily Living

The partnership between Arthritis Australia and Aids for Daily Living means that for every purchase made via Arthritis TAS – as an affiliate of Arthritis Australia – a percentage of sales is donated back to Arthritis Australia to assist in the long term achievement of its vision: “To bring quality of life to all people with arthritis and eliminate their suffering.”
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New go-to guide for kids battling juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) – 12 November 2017

A debilitating, invisible disease that afflicts hundreds of Tasmanian children is the target of a new guidebook for parents, launched today in Hobart.
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Events

This May choose your physical challenge, get moving and raise funds for people living with arthritis. How it works (1) register and choose your challenge; (2) spread the word and get sponsors; (3) Get moving in May! For more information and to register visit https://www.mycause.com.au/events/moveitinmay.

Date: Saturday, 26 May 2018
Location: Launceston Village Cinemas
Movie: Peter Rabbit

Kidsflix events are for children with arthritis, a disability, chronic illness or facing social disadvantage,. The events begin with children’s entertainment, such as face painting, balloon artistry and appearances by costumed movie characters. After all the fun and entertainment children (and their familes) are able to watch a new release children’s movie. They receive a drink and popcorn to complete the movie experience. Kidsflix is unique in that it is free for families attending, acknowledging the impact of disability and illness on siblings and the family unit. Every child and family attending a Kidsflix event is sponsored by a local community member or a business. If you would like to help us continue the Kidsflix program, please donate today.

Would you like to gain or further develop your professional knowledge and skills in the areas of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions?
Arthritis Essentials is a competency based, nationally accredited unit of competency, designed to provide healthcare professionals working with or supporting people with arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions, with an easily accessible means of professional development.

Continuously available online at https://learning.arthritistas.org.au

For more information click here.