Friday, October 10, 2014

Living Better, Ageing well- 2 Day Fun & Informative Event by Middle East Arthritis Foundation

“Living Better, Ageing well”

I have seen a dear friend put up a valiant fight, dealing with Arthritis, trying to go through life as normally as possible. I have seen her always keeping her spirit up, never losing her jest and humor for life. But if we are affected by this painful malady or have seen a loved one go through it we can understand just how much of inner strength coping with Arthritis demands. Most people are aware that Arthritis is an extremely painful condition affecting the musculoskeletal system. The common assumption is that this debilitating disease affects mostly adults above the age of 50 or the elderly. Facts however speak a very shocking and distressing story. In USA alone, more than 300,000 children are held hostage by juvenile arthritis. New age science and research in this area has helped control the incapacitating effects of this disease. Life doesn’t have to become a prolonged battle any more.
World Arthritis day is on 12th October and Middle East Arthritis Foundation has organized 2 days of fun filled and informative events on Friday 10th & October & 11th October . All events and free of any charge. Events are for all age categories and range from advice from experts to cooking to painting. To register or find out details call, Middle East Arthritis Foundation- 050 534 3182. Find out how to deal with Arthritis and lead a perfectly normal life organized.


More Details Here:
JOIN US for 2 days of activities with our experts to learn more about arthritis, receive valuable tips & advice on how to effectively manage the condition and live your life happily
All activities will be free of charge and open to the public.
1.     October 10th, 10am - 8pm, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road Stretching and breathing practical session for arthritis patients; weight loss and nutrition sessions; fitness training with an expert; lunch; roundtable discussion with patients and experts (rheumatologists, physiotherapists, nutritionists etc.) and much more. *The discussion will be held both in English and Arabic.
2.     October 11th 10am – 1.30pm, Shangri La hotel, Sheikh Zaed Road, Dubai Juvenile Arthritis Forum for patients and kids with Dr.Betina Rogalski (Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist, the Children's Medical Centre, UAE), Dr.Suma Balan (Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, India) and Ms.Maya Kobeissi (Registered Dietician Specialised in Paediatric Nutrition, Dr.Humeira Badsha Medical Centre, UAE). While children will be enjoying ceramic painting, parents will have a chance to receive practical advice from experts, participate in discussion and exchange opinions.
3.     October 11th 3pm - 7pm, SCAFA culinary school, unit 6, promenade level, cluster I, JLT, Dubai Cooking session for patients with arthritis guided by chef instructors and nutritionist. Participants will have a chance to receive advice from experts on healthy eating, easy and effective cooking techniques, strategies for simplifying meal preparation, nutrition and much more. Interactive and positive cooking contest will be followed by a healthy dinner for all participants. EXPERTS: • Dr. Humeira Badsha – Consultant Rheumatologist – American Board Certified – Board Member MEAF • Dr. Waleed AlShehhi - Consultant Rheumatologist – Arthritis, Bone and Joints problems • Katrina Thornely is a patient supporter and former (M)EAF Director of Operations and Patient Support • Dr. William Murrell – Orthopedic Surgeon Sports Medicine – Knee problems, sports injury, keeping fit in middle age, fitness and lifestyle • Dr. Betina Rogalski – Consultant Pediatric Rheumatologist – Juvenile Arthritis • Ms. Maya Kobeissi – Nutrition & Diet • Dr. Vishwas Chhabra – Yoga expert

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