Arthritis New Zealand - Northern Region
Who is Arthritis New Zealand?
Arthritis New Zealand is a leading not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of 500,000 people whose lives are affected by this painful and often debilitating disease. Our main aim is to enable a better quality of life for those people living with the pain of arthritis.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a serious health issue and the single greatest cause of disability in New Zealand. It is a painful and unpredictable disease that affects one-in-six New Zealanders over 15 years of age. It can affect anyone at any stage of life from infants to the elderly – over 1000 children are diagnosed with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). There are more than 140 different forms of arthritis and there is NO CURE!
At Arthritis New Zealand our services are aimed at enhancing quality of life through improved health status. A major focus is to provide holistic services that assist clients to become well-informed healthcare self-managers. Key components of our free services are:
Information and Advice
Peer and Social Support
We have eight Service Centres in the Northern Region ... Kaitaia, Whangarei, Waitakere, North Shore, Newmarket, Manukau, Hamilton and Te Kuiti. For more details phone 0800 663 463.
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