The Arthritis Society and CARP are joining forces to share resources and create awareness of issues common to both organizations.
“As our population ages, we estimate that the number of Canadians living with arthritis will balloon from 4.6 million today to 7.5 million by 2036,” says Janet Yale, president and CEO of The Arthritis Society. “For the benefit of our collective health, it is important that we take aging and joint health seriously. For this reason, we are proud to partner with CARP to extend the reach of their resources and to expand our ability to reduce arthritis-related pain for Canadians and their loved ones.”
The objective of this strategic partnership is to promote awareness of the benefits of both CARP membership and The Arthritis Society’s programs and services to each organization’s members.
“Three out of four CARP members polled said they live with some kind of musculoskeletal condition like arthritis, which is shared by millions of other Canadians,” said Susan Eng, executive vice- president, CARP. “A diminished quality of life need not be anyone's reality when their chronic pain can be managed or relieved with the right resources and care. The Arthritis Society is a leader in helping Canadians achieve and sustain a better quality of life, and CARP is excited to help bring their message and resources to our members, their families and communities across the country."
Joint promotion of programs and resources through each organization’s events, newsletters and online will begin in 2016.