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Are you arthritis aware?

People from Studley are being invited to come along to find out more about arthritis and how to live with the condition.

The event is talking place on Thursday 16 April from 2-4pm at Osprey House in Studley and will also include information on alternative health.

The aim of the event is to encourage people in their early 50s to think about their future health and learn more about what they can do to reduce the chances of them losing their independence later in life. The activities are part of a pilot scheme being run by PHILLIS, a service provided by Warwickshire County Council, which helps people over 50 to live independently.

Sian Sansum, from Warwickshire County Council’s PHILLIS Service in South Warwickshire, said: “We want to make sure that everyone is reminded that PHILLIS is a service for anyone who is 50 plus and offer them the chance to take part in some true prevention activities, running in different venues in south Warwickshire. We hope that the event in Studley will provide people with a real insight into arthritis, but more importantly we hope they enjoy it.”

Activities will be running throughout the month in the following locations:

Alcester
Games Session – Wii
Tuesday 14 April, 2pm-4pm
Malt Mill Lane Centre

Wellesbourne
Basic First Aid
Wednesday 15 April, 10am-12pm
Lawrence Mackie House

Bidford on Avon

Games Session - Wii
Wednesday 15 April, 2pm -4pm
Westholme Court, Bidford-on-Avon

Games Session - Wii
Thursday 16 April, 9:30-11am
Jolly Tea Pot Café, Bidford-on-Avon

Studley
Arthritis Awareness
Thursday 16 April, 2pm -4pm
Osprey House, Studley

Southam
Wii Games
Friday 17 April, 10am-3pm
Grange Hall, Southam

For further information on events and activities running throughout the next few months log onto http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/phillis or contact the PHILLIS team on 01926 731142.