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Arthritis Support Group

What is an Arthritis Support Group?

An Arthritis Support Group is an opportunity to get to know other people living with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions and share similar experiences, learn from each other, discuss services, learn about new services, and advocate for people living with arthritis. The aim of the Arthritis Support Group is to provide support and to share information on managing arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions in a friendly group setting.

What could I get out of the Arthritis Support Group?

Many people living with arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders report that a support group provides a wonderful opportunity to talk with people who understand. Getting together can also help members feel valued, stronger and improve self esteem.

Members talking together can share lots of helpful information and tips for coping.  This, as well as what is learned from group leader and guest speakers, can be of practical help. Some members find that by working together they can even improve local services.

Guest Speakers include:

  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Massage Therapist
  • Aged Care Assessment Team
  • Peer leaders
  • Dietitian
  • Home Care Support Agencies

The Support Groups meets:

The 4th Monday of each month from 11am to 1pm at  Benalla Community Care Ray Sweeney Centre, 45 Coster Street, Benalla. Phone (03) 5761 4500. If you are able to, please bring a plate of finger food to share for lunch -  or a gold coin donation.

Next Meeting

Monday 26th March 11am-1pm - Activities Room 1, Benalla Community Care.  Our Guest Speaker will be a member of the Aged Care Services team at Benalla Rural City Council to share an update about programs and services - and how to get them. 

For more information about our local support group, please call 5761 4500.  For more information about living with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions, please call MOVE National Help Line 1800 263 265.


The Group is supported by Benalla Health and Benalla YMCA, and is affiliated with Arthritis Victoria.