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Getting a better understanding of what arthritis is — and isn’t — and finding the right doctor to treat you will help improve your arthritis pain as well as your health and quality of life overall.
A Wellness Guide: Arthritis in the Black Community

In This Issue

  • DEI Efforts of the 140+ Member Organizations of the OAAA
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

Active Aging Week

FAs wellness and healthy living continue to be priorities for all populations, especially during the pandemic era, the 20th annual Active Aging Week (AAW) treats older adults throughout North America to a broad array of exciting opportunities that promote physical, mental and social health.

Active Aging WeekLed by Osteoarthritis Action Alliance member organization, International Council on Active Aging®, AAW runs October 3-9 at host organizations such as senior living communities, senior centers, fitness centers, YMCAs and libraries that offer a variety of local events and activities at low-to-no-cost to participants. AAW highlights the value of embracing all dimensions of wellness – including physical, emotional, intellectual, social and more – to enrich quality of life.

Take advantage of the Theme Days this Active Aging Week. WALK! with Aegis Therapies offers daily activity suggestions and instructor-led workouts, and Abbott Nutrition helps you understand how to strengthen immune health through good nutrition and smart hydration. To find local AAW activities, you can look up host locations on the AAW homepage or consult with community organizations in your area. Finally, make sure to use the hashtag #ActiveAgingWeek all week on social media posts!

The ordinary experiences of aging alter and clarify your view of past, present, and future.
Edith Pearlman

DEI Efforts of the 140+ Member Organizations of the OAAA

In each newsletter, we will feature an OAAA member organization’s efforts in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern UniversityResearchers from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University retrospectively analyzed data on 543 patients who underwent primary ACL reconstruction between Jan 2011-Dec 2021 and found 21% preferred a language other than English, with 94% of these patients preferring the Spanish language.

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

 

Webinars

10/19 Lunch & Learn

Registration is Now Open!

2022 National Caucus Addressing Musculoskeletal Health Disparities

Resources for OA Researchers

Click the button below to access our regularly updated list of Events and Conferences, Funding Opportunities, Webinars, and Announcements related to Osteoarthritis research. Remember to bookmark this website!

Events, Funding, and More

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