Mid-Atlantic Agrability to hold Lyme Disease and Arthritis workshop on April 30. Free.

The Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project is working with the Arthritis Foundation and several health organizations to sponsor the Arthritis-Lyme Disease Workshop on Friday, April 30 in Salisbury, Md. at the MAC Center on Snow Hill Rd. The workshop starts at 7:30 a.m. with a health fair and continues until noon. There is no registration fee, but attendees are asked to call the Wicomico County Extension Office at 410-749-6141or the Agrability toll free number at 877-204-FARM to register for the workshop.

Topics will include low back pain, Lyme disease and treatment and protocols for arthritis. Amber Wolfe with the Indiana Arthritis Foundation will make a keynote presentation on “Farming with Arthritis.” A free CD on farming with arthritis will be made available to farmers attending.

The health fair will include the following screenings: blood pressure, dermal scan analysis, balance, flexibility and bone density. Educational materials will also be available from the exhibitors and vendors.

It is a well known fact that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the mid-Atlantic area and specifically in the farming communities. Farmers and outside workers are also at risk for Lyme disease. This workshop combines these two important health and disabling conditions and looks at risk factors, identification and treatment. Area medical experts will present the latest information and answer your questions.

The Mid-Atlantic Agrability Project is supported by the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension. It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin. If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event
Please call the numbers above and register by Wednesday, April 28 if you are planning on attending. Seating is limited and so we encourage early registration.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Ron Jester at (302)856-2585 ext. 530.

Leave a Reply