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Maine AgrAbility Hosts Arthritis and Agriculture Workshops

 

Arthritis & Agriculture

 

 

 

 

Two free workshops focused on arthritis in agricultural occupations were offered July 30, 2013 at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester and at University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Knox-Lincoln County office in Waldoboro.

Amber Wolfe, Arthritis Foundation National AgrAbility Project Coordinator, and Lani Carlson, UMaine Extension Maine AgrAbility Coordinator, will share information on arthritis treatment and pain management options, sources of joint stress and pain on the farm, operational changes, modifications to farm equipment and assistive technology tools. The workshops are for farmers, gardeners, agricultural workers, healthcare professionals and the public.

Maine AgrAbility (umaine.edu/agrability) is a collaboration of UMaine Extension, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England and Alpha One.

 

Image Description: Arthritis Workshop at Pineland Farms

Image Description: Arthritis Workshop at Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension


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Maine AgrAbility
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, Maine 04105
Phone: 207.944.1533 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine)E-mail: Maine.AgrAbility@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
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