Under 50 and Living with Arthritis conference - FREE EVENT

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Under 50 and Living with Arthritis conference

2018 National Conference hosted by Arthritis Ireland Kildare Branch and Young Arthritis Network

Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth

Saturday 24 November 2018 9am-4pm



09.00-09.45 Registration, including meet and greet with tea/coffee and scones
09.45-10.00 Introduction with Allison Paisley (Young Arthritis Network) and Claire Kinneavy (Arthritis Ireland Kildare Branch)
10.00-10.45 Work and arthritis – Miriam Tighe, EmployAbility (Dublin West), discusses relevant employment issues and outlines services available at EmployAbility, followed by Q&A.
10.45-11.05 Meal preparation demonstration with Paula Minchin, occupational therapist, Tallaght University Hospital
11.05-11.35 Entitlements – Jackie Gleeson, information officer, Maynooth Citizens Information Centre
11.35-13.00 Discussion groups led by trained professionals – Ailbhe O’Reilly and Anne Marie Gannon (counsellors) and Paula Minchin (OT, Tallaght University Hospital). Participants will have the opportunity to discuss relevant personal and social issues in a confidential, safe place.
13.00-13.45 Lunch
13.45-14.00 Michelle Mallon, services manager, Arthritis Ireland
14.00-14.45 Parenting with arthritis – Michael Ryan, counsellor/psychotherapist IACP, discusses overcoming the challenges faced by parents and families living with arthritis and related conditions. Followed by two parents with arthritis relating their family experiences.
14.45-15.30 Afternoon discussion groups with Ailbhe O’Reilly and Anne Marie Gannon
15.30-16.00 Adapted yoga class with trained yoga instructors, Daisy McCann and Sue Glynn
16.00 Closing message


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Please note: For event and food planning it is essential that registration is completed before the event begins. Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to welcoming you.

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