LADY LAKE – The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is offering a free educational program, “Put Pain in its Place: How to Get Osteoarthritis Pain Under Control,” from 1 - 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20 at the Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St. in Lady Lake.
The goal of the program is to provide older adults with knowledge about osteoarthritis pain and to learn strategies to relieve or even prevent it. Information on self-management techniques and safe exercises that are specific to people with arthritis will also be provided. The program was created by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Arthritis Foundation and will be presented by Julie England, Family and Consumer Sciences agent with UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County.
“Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability,” said England. “During the program, we will discuss management and treatment options to help people focus on wellness, in addition to assistive devices that can help people reduce pain and help with daily activities.”
Registration is required and is available online at https://LLarthritis.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 service provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The Foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.