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JointHealth™ mensuel – Et les gagnants sont…

JointHealth™ mensuel JointHealth™ mensuel  – Et les gagnants sont…

Au cours des quatre derniers mois, le comité ACE a reçu les dossiers de candidatures et réalisé des entrevues avec les participants pour la remise des tout premiers prix « Meilleurs milieux de travail au Canada pour les employés atteints d’arthrite ». Et les gagnants sont la Société TELUS, l’AFSC (Agricultural Financial Services Corporation) et cfactor Works Inc.

Dans ce numéro du Mensuel JointHealth™, vous apprendrez quelles sont les trois entreprises s’étant démarquées de toutes les candidatures reçues pour gagner dans leur catégorie un des prix du « Meilleur milieu de travail au Canada pour les employés atteints d’arthrite ». Vous apprendrez également :

  • Comment les entreprises gagnantes ont été sélectionnées.
  • Comment vous pouvez communiquer et amorcer le dialogue avec votre employeur à propos de votre arthrite.
  • Comment participer au projet de recherche « Arthrite et emploi : pour que ça fonctionne ».

JointHealth™ monthly: And the winners are…

September 2014 JHM title pageJointHealth™ monthly: And the winners are…

The results are in. For the past four months, ACE has been receiving submissions and interviewing entrants to the inaugural Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis. And the winners are: TELUS, Agricultural Financial Services Corporation and cfactor Works.

In this issue of JointHealth™ monthly, you will learn which three companies rose above the competition to win Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis Award. As well, you will learn:

  • How the winners of the award were selected.
  • What you can do to communicate and engage with your employer about your arthritis.
  • How to participate in a research study entitled “Arthritis and Employment: Making it Work.”

Baby boomers over 65 are reinventing old age

Senior couple sitting at the parkJust in time for National Seniors Day in Canada on Wednesday, October 1, Paul Luke of The Province wrote a feature article titled “Over 65 and going strong: Baby Boomers are reinventing old age”. In the article, he talks about the following themes:

  • Baby boomers’ perception of physical appearance;
  • Baby boomers are the richest and healthiest generation;
  • Seniors in the workforce;
  • Good health in seniors;
  • Statistics on the numbers of seniors in Canada; and,
  • The road ahead.

Please find below a summary of each section.

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Free webinar: Overcoming Fatigue with Arthritis

The Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability (CIRPD), with The Arthritis Society and OASIS (Osteoarthritis Service Integration System), will be hosting a free webinar tomorrow on overcoming fatigue with arthritis.

The webinar will be held in conjunction with CIRPD’s 28th Annual General Meeting. Due to this, the CIRPD will be having a live, in-person presentation in Vancouver, BC, as well as hosting the webinar online. Below is the time and location of the presentation. To attend the presentation online or in-person, please follow the links.

Time: October 1, 2014 at 1:00pm PDT, 4:00pm EDT

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In-person location:

CMR 1312
Videoconference Room
Life Sciences Centre
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

Attend AGM and Presentation in Person

Attend the Webinar Online

Click here to read the presentation agenda.

Presentation Details

Dealing with fatigue on a regular basis can be a challenge. When you also have osteoarthritis, it can make performing every day activities very stressful. However, there are many practical strategies you can use on a daily basis to manage your fatigue and perform your daily activities with greater ease.

The webinar will present some current research on fatigue and discuss strategies and tools to help you identify fatigue triggers. You will also discover adaptive aids and pain management strategies to enable you to be more independent with many daily activities. At the end of this lecture, attendees will be able to answer the following questions:

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Spotlight on Arthritis Superheroes


Today, the Spotlight on Arthritis Superheroes is shining on Zandrea Bailey, sixth finisher in the Miss Universe Jamaica (MUJ) 2014 pageant.

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When the 24-year-old graced the stage of MUJ 2014, nobody would have guessed she was battling a form of lupus called Systematic Lupus Erythematosus.

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) occurs when the body’s immune system begins to malfunction and attack healthy tissue in various parts of the body, causing inflammation and damage. Tissues affected can include the skin, joints, muscles, kidneys, lungs, heart, blood vessels, and brain.

Zandrea’s introduction to lupus was at an early age, through her mother. Her mother has been living with Discoid Lupus for 23 years.

In 2011, Zandrea’s friends and family encouraged her to join the Miss Jamaica World Beauty Pageant; however, she failed to make the final that year. Determined, she said:

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Spotlight on Arthritis Superheroes

Today, the Spotlight on Arthritis Superheroes is shining on an organization called Lupus Canada.

October Lupus Awareness MonthLupus Canada is a website that offers resources and information about lupus to people living with lupus, their family and friends, health care professionals and the general public.

Lupus is the name given to a group of chronic immune diseases. It affects about 15,000 Canadians-approximately one in 2000. Lupus Canada wants to ensure that people living with lupus are living well. Like many other forms of arthritis, lupus occurs more commonly in women than in men-women develop lupus approximately ten times more often than men do. While it can strike at any age, it tends to occur most often between the ages of 15 and 45.
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