Arthritis Society (The)

Eastern Ontario Region, Ottawa Office

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Record #: OCR0069 Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 Last Full Update: 19 Feb 2013
Address, Telephone, E-mail, Website
AddressBillings Bridge Plaza
2269 Riverside Dr, Unit 20
Ottawa, ON K1H 8K2
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IntersectionBank St and Riverside Dr
Located In CommunityOttawa
Bus Route NotesOC Transpo OC Travel Planner or OC Bus Schedules
ParkingFree parking
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Office Phone613-723-1083 ext 1584
Toll Free Phone1-800-321-1433 ext 1584
After Hours PhoneAnswering machine
Description and Services
HoursMon-Fri 9 am-4 pm * by appointment only
DescriptionServices for people with arthritis 
Education * physiotherapy * occupational therapy * social work support in locations accessible to clients * individual assessment and service * "Taking Charge Groups" for people with both inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis * emotional support groups * clinic for splints, on a weekly basis * public presentations and displays, available on request 
Arthritis Self-Management Program: A 6-week program delivered by trained volunteers helping people with arthritis to take control, share experiences, and learn more about arthritis, pain management, healthy eating, the benefits of exercise, and strategies to cope with stress and fatigue. 
Chronic Pain Management Program: A 2 hour session delivered by trained volunteers helping people with arthritis to take control and manage their pain. The main objective of the workshop is to improve the understanding of pain management in arthritis and its treatments, introduce different methods to cope with chronic pain, and encourage people to take an active role in their pain management.
Waiting ListYes, 3-4 weeks
EligibilityPeople with a confirmed diagnosis of arthritis. Self-referral accepted.
ApplicationCall the office or visit the website for a "Self-Referral Form"
FeesNone - However cost recovery may be applicable for material used.
Languages of ServiceEnglish ; French
Areas ServedEastern Ontario
Contact Information
Primary ContactLinda Walker, Program Assistant
Primary ExecutivePhilip Ambury, Director, Eastern and Northeastern Ontario; Phone: 613-217-9103; Email:
SubjectsArthritis ; Charitable status ; Free services ; Health services ; Nonprofit organizations ; Occupational therapy ; Physical disabilities ; Physiotherapy ; Social work services ; Volunteer opportunities
Service Categories - Blue BookHealth
Broader TermsDisabilities ; Diseases ; Health ; Health services ; Musculoskeletal diseases ; Organizations ; Reduced cost services ; Treatments ; Volunteering