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Arthritis & Agriculture Workshop slated for March 31

SDSU Extension and the Arthritis Foundation will host a free workshop on arthritis and agriculture March 31, 2016 at SDSU Extension Regional Centers in Aberdeen, Mitchell, Rapid City and Sioux Falls.

The Grow Your Knowledge of Arthritis: Cultivating a Healthy South Dakota workshop is for farmers, ranchers and gardeners as well as health care providers.

"Arthritis is a very common disability for South Dakotans.," explains Tara Shafrath, SDSU Extension Health & Physical Activity Field Specialist. "Through this workshop, attendees can expect to learn approaches to reduce pain and manage chronic disease with practical tools and resources."

All are welcome to join in this workshop to learn tips on managing arthritis.

The workshop sessions will be hosted live at the Sioux Falls Regional Center (2001 E. Eighth St.) and remotely via DDN to the other locations.

Session information:

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Topics covered include: basics of arthritis, farm and ranch limitations, pain management as well as modified and assistive tools. There will also be a local resource fair at the SDSU Sioux Falls Extension Regional Center location.

Session 1: 9 a.m.-Noon (CST): will focus on gardening, ranching and farming with arthritis. All farmers, ranchers, gardeners and other agriculturalists are invited to attend this session.

Session 2: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (CST): will focus on recognizing and identifying signs of arthritis in clients. All occupational therapists, physical therapists, Extension professionals, rural health professionals and others are invited to this session.

–SDSU Extension

To register

Registration is free, but space is limited so RSVP is requested. To register contact Amber Wolfe, awolfe@arthritis.org or call 317-217-1604. For more information contact Shafrath at tara.shafrath@sdstate.edu or 605-688-6409.

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