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October 2009

National Project

An “Arthritis and Agriculture” web site is being created by Amber Wolfe, AgrAbility Project Coordinator at the Arthritis Foundation- Indiana Chapter, with design help by Galvin Creative Technology.  The web site will feature information on the types and symptoms of arthritis, monthly health tips regarding farming and ranching with arthritis, tools to manage arthritis, resources available through AgrAbility and the Arthritis Foundation- Indiana Chapter, and a calendar of events.  More information will be available closer to the release date, which is planned for late October.

Submitted by: Amber Wolfe

Paul Jones represented AgrAbility at the APRIL conference in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on October 10-12. APRIL is the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living, and its membership is comprised mainly of centers for independent living (CILs) and statewide independent living councils that serve rural areas. APRIL is a collaborating organization on the National AgrAbility Project work plan, and it is the NAP's goal to make AgrAbility Projects aware of the services of rural CILs in their state and the CILs aware of AgrAbility.

APRIL Executive Director Billy Altom has agreed to participate in the next AgrAbility all-staff call to discuss collaboration between the two organizations.

Submitted by: Paul Jones