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April 2010


Amber Wolfe, AgrAbility Project Coordinator for the Arthritis Foundation-Indiana Chapter has been busy!  She had her one year anniversary with AgrAbility on March 9th!  Her recent activities include exhibiting a booth at the St. Vincent Health Aging Conference in Indianapolis (March 12) and speaking at the Alpha Omicron Pi Annual Luncheon benefiting the Indiana Juvenile Arthritis Fellowship (March 20).  Amber also exhibited a booth specific to gardening with arthritis at the Montgomery County Lawn and Garden Show (March 26-27), and helped coordinate the 3rd annual Purdue University Arthritis Walk (March 28th).

Submitted by: Amber Wolfe

Four ergonomics workshops targeting migrant and seasonal farmworkers are planned in Indiana during April and May. These events are aimed at improving productivity and reducing injury risk, and are based on discussions with crew leaders regarding perceived risks for seasonal work crew injuries. They will be presented by ergonomist Rob Stuthridge. Target audience includes growers and crew leaders. They are organized through Purdue Extension offices and are being run in partnership with Transition Resources Corporation.

Submitted by: Rob Stuthridge