Katy McDermott has been an office volunteer in our Wellington office since September 2012.

Katy was referred to us by Volunteer Wellington who had told her about a role we needed a volunteer for. The role was administration support for the regional coordinator on water-based exercise classes.

After working on water-based exercise classes for a few years, Katy was moved to focus on Appeal related admin. For the last few years she has helped with responses to our donor mails, updating client data on the database, and helps a lot during our Annual Appeal. Katy comes in 2 to 3 days a week.

“I decided to volunteer because I’d just finished a course where I learnt to use a computer and wanted to use my skills to help. I didn’t know much about Arthritis New Zealand at the time – the role just fitted what I wanted to be doing,” she says.

“I would definitely recommend volunteering to anyone considering it.”

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We visited Ohakune health providers to provide some #goutarthritis education. In this short clip, Anne Neho (AOD practitioner, Iwi navigator) introduces Clem Maloney to explain a picture that was drawn by George Potaka. Clem and George are Kaupapa Māori mental health and addiction workers. ...

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We had our inaugural Accessible Product Design Alliance mtg last Tuesday!
Our #AccessibleDesign Division has been working hard bring together NFP consumer health orgs, to advocate for the design of products & packaging to be accessible for all consumers
https://bit.ly/2N3GKRR

Help Kylie reach her fundraising goal! @everydayhero #everythingcounts https://give.everydayhero.com/nz/kylie-s-race-to-beat-ankylosing-spondylitis

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www.arthritis.org.nz/2019/11/21/gout-arthritis-researcher-awarded-for-outstanding-work/ ...

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We visited Ohakune health providers to provide some #goutarthritis education. In this short clip, Anne Neho (AOD practitioner, Iwi navigator) introduces Clem Maloney to explain a picture that was drawn by George Potaka. Clem and George are Kaupapa Māori mental health and addiction workers. ...

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20 hours ago

Arthritis New Zealand

Look at arthritis as a disability or use it to make you stronger? Read Emily's motivating story... bit.ly/35frury ...

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#fundraisingideas #arthritis #realjourneys #southislandcruise #charity #MilfordSound #DoubtfulSound #cruiseforacause ...

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Arthritis New Zealand

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We had our inaugural Accessible Product Design Alliance mtg last Tuesday!
Our #AccessibleDesign Division has been working hard bring together NFP consumer health orgs, to advocate for the design of products & packaging to be accessible for all consumers
https://bit.ly/2N3GKRR

Help Kylie reach her fundraising goal! @everydayhero #everythingcounts https://give.everydayhero.com/nz/kylie-s-race-to-beat-ankylosing-spondylitis

@ProfDavidHunter @ArthritisNZ I agree with you however, I find challenging shift patient belief.... it’s an everyday battle ..... surgery is not the magic wand.....💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

The healthcare burden of knee #osteoarthritis in NZ will continue to increase for the foreseeable future driven in part by increasing obesity rates. Time to intervene in the way we deliver health care @Haxby_Abbott @ArthritisNZ
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31581182

Only 2 in 3 physios provide 'recommended care'. One in five (21%) provided treatments for knee #osteoarthritis that were not recommended (such as acupuncture and advice to reduce activity levels). @SydMSK http://theconversation.com/only-2-in-3-physios-provide-recommended-care-but-thats-still-higher-than-medicine-122931?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton via @ConversationEDU

Next Pain Toolkit Cafe ☕️

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I hope people with long term pain an healthcare professionals from Australia. and New Zealand can join us.

It’s FREE 😉

@pincandsteel @ArthritisNZ @ActivePlusNZ @fionahodson1

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