Aging Well

Aging WellArthritis affects 212,000 Nova Scotians – our loved ones, family, friends, neighbours and children – and refers to more than 100 related conditions affecting people’s joints.

The effects of arthritis can be debilitating and far-reaching as the disease can cause chronic joint pain, stiffness, swelling and persistent fatigue that pose serious challenges to daily life, work performance and mental health.

Aging Well aims to educate, raise awareness and share self-management strategies with Nova Scotians. Welcoming specialists in their fields and facilitating questions from viewers, Kim will explore ways to take care of the body to improve quality of life and age well.

Tune in to Aging Well this October to discover tips and tools for a healthy lifestyle. Topics we are excited to discuss include:

  • Orthopedics
  • Navigating the Healthcare System
  • Pain Management
  • Fall Prevention
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise as medicine
  • Positive Thinking
  • Physiotherapy
  • Medication
  • Rheumatology
  • And more!

Tell us what you want to know!

No one knows the life of a person with arthritis better than those who live with the disease everyday. We know you have questions for specialists, so write in and let us know what you hope to learn from our guests. Those with questions will be entered to win exciting prizes, stay tuned!

Send your questions to info@ns.arthritis.ca or call Kim at 902-429-7025 ext. 8233.

Kim Slauenwhite – Host

Kim SlauenwhiteKim is the Education Coordinator at The Arthritis Society, Nova Scotia Division. You may recognize her from her many research-based education programs that take her around the province. Kim is dedicated to helping Nova Scotians enjoy full, active lives.

Barbara Adams, MLA – Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage, Physiotherapist, researcher, author
Laurie Barker Jackman, RD
Marie-Claire Chartrand BA, MTS, RSW
Michael Dunbar, MD, FRCSC, PhD
Jonathon Fowles, PhD, CSEP-CEP, CSCS
Doug Ross, Pharmacist
Emily Shaw
Michael Vallis

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