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UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County to host classes on arthritis pain management

RELEASE DATE: January 13, 2014

TAVARES — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting classes in Tavares and Umatilla on arthritis pain management.

The free program, called “Put Pain in Its Place: How to Get Osteoarthritis Pain Under Control,” will provide older adults knowledge about osteoarthritis pain and offer them strategies to relieve it. 

"Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability,” said Julie England, Family and Consumer Sciences extension agent with UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County. “The program will discuss diagnosis, management and treatment options.”

The Tavares class is from 2 – 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Lake County Extension Office, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. Registration is required, and can be completed online at http://lakepaininplace.eventbrite.com.

The Umatilla class is from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 at the Umatilla Public Library, 412 Hatfield Drive, Umatilla. Registration is recommended, and can be completed online at http://umatillapain2014.eventbrite.com.

To register for either of the programs by phone, call 352-343-4101, ext. 2719 or 2721.

The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.


More Information:
(352) 343-4101 ext. 2719 or 2721

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Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851

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