County Buildings To Go Orange For National Arthritis Week

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Listowel Electoral Area Cllr. Mike Kennelly, Tainiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney TD, and local elections candidate Dr. Bridget O’Brien supporting National Arthritis Week.

NATIONAL Arthritis Week takes place from April 8-14 and will see county buildings in Tralee and Killarney lit up orange to raise awareness.

Also, to encourage people living with arthritis and other related conditions to be more active and increase their range of motion, the Kerry Branch of Arthritis Ireland (KBAI) will be providing exercise workshops ‘Step 2 The Beat’, ‘Seated Theraband Strengthening’ and ‘Nordic and Activator Walking’ on Sunday, April 14 at the Tralee Sports Complex.

First session is at 11.30am to 1pm and second session is 3pm to 4.30pm.  All are welcome.

National Arthritis Week is an opportunity to reach more people and offer more support to those who valuably need it.

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This year’s theme is #Time2Work, which is also the theme of the EULAR (The European League Against Rheumatism) ‘Don’t Delay Connect Today’ campaign in 2019.

This theme is key to achieving awareness and understanding around the importance of enabling people with arthritis to take part in the workforce, and, ultimately, achieve change.

Currently, the overall employment rate in Ireland is 69% while for people with disabilities it is just 30%.

Therefore, the theme of #Time2Work is both timely and appropriate for Ireland from a health, economic and societal perspective.

Arthritis Ireland is developing a major awareness campaign during NAW, which will look to increase public awareness and understanding of arthritis, its impact on health and on people’s capacity to work.

The key message will be to encourage people to be proactive in addressing symptoms, so that they are best placed to receive an early diagnosis, access appropriate treatment and live as full a life as possible.

The campaign will involve a broad range of stakeholders, including patients, healthcare professionals, employers, employer bodies, trade unions, public officials, other non-profits, etc.

At the request of Mayor of Kerry Cllr. Norma Foley Kerry County Council agreed to highlight County Buildings in Rathass and The Town Hall in Tralee and Killarney, in orange for National Arthritis Week.

One Comment

  1. Matty O'Leary says:

    No worries about the so called environmental impact for Tainiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney TD?

    Yes, carbon tax the s**t out of the citizens, meanwhile encourage to lit up the county buildings in Tralee and Killarney!

    At the same time encourage the public to buy more dirty diesel cars to pollute our environment and switch from the old orange to the new white (not orange) LED street lighting confusing the wildlife!

    Why are all the brainwashed liberal left environmentalists not pointing these facts out?
    Getting ready to go to brainwashing class with climate activist and author in IT Tralee next week I guess!

    Light Pollution Is More Dangerous Than You Think!

    Why is diesel exhaust so toxic?