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 had a great night last night at a casual support group meeting at the Rutland Arms in Whanganui for people with a new arthritis diagnosis, collectively presented by these four:
Dave Or and Lisa Maskary (support group leaders), Madalaine Wetzels (rheumatology nurse, green scarf) and our Lori Davis (Arthritis Educator)

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Some photos I took today, after I ran a Pain Toolkit workshop for educators who work for @ArthritisNZ

By the way, they were an excellent group to work with and very switched on 👍

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It's easy to support Arthritis New Zealand... www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/136q587 ...

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Support Arthritis New Zealand when you buy your Entertainment membership! www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/136q587 ...

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Help in our Annual Street Appeal (24 - 30 September)

We have opportunities to suit everyone so get in touch today!

Contact: Adrienne on P:0800 663 463 E: awr@arthritis.org.nz
...

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We had a great night last night at a casual support group meeting at the Rutland Arms in Whanganui for people with a new arthritis diagnosis, collectively presented by these four:
Dave Or and Lisa Maskary (support group leaders), Madalaine Wetzels (rheumatology nurse, green scarf) and our Lori Davis (Arthritis Educator)

The people attending gathered important information to facilitate staying well with arthritis and goals to set alongside their new diagnosis.

#arthritis #arthritis_new_zealand #whanganui
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Some photos I took today, after I ran a Pain Toolkit workshop for educators who work for @ArthritisNZ

By the way, they were an excellent group to work with and very switched on 👍

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Compulsory viewing for the rheumatology community. Featuring the work of Leanne Te Karu. Can we clone you Leanne?
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Our #arthritis educators had an interactive online workshop by Pete Moore to learn about the @paintoolkit2 - highly regarded and widely used tool by Pete that offers handy tips and skills, offering support along the way in #managingpain.

Websites and apps could complement face-to-face care for the one in five New Zealanders living with chronic pain, researcher @HemDevan finds. https://t.co/c5ahi2wYeR

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