TAVARES – The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County will present “Put Pain in Its Place: How to Get Osteoarthritis Pain Under Control,” an educational program scheduled for 2-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.
The goal of the program is to provide older adults with knowledge about osteoarthritis and to teach strategies to relieve pain or even prevent it. Information will be provided regarding self-management techniques and safe exercises for those suffering from arthritis.
“Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability,” said Julie England, Family and Consumer Sciences agent with the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County, who will present the class. “We will discuss management and treatment options to help people focus on wellness, not pain.”
The program, which was created by the National Council on Aging and the Arthritis Foundation, is free to attend, but registration is required by signing up online at https://paininplace.eventbrite.com or by calling 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.