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Maine AgrAbility Hosts Arthritis and Agriculture Workshops

Two free workshops focused on arthritis in agricultural occupations will be offered July 30, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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.

For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, email maine.agrability@maine.edu or call 207.944.1533 or TDD 1.800.287.8957.

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