Compression Garment discounts from participating suppliers: Lawton’s Home Healthcare (Corner Brook and three St. John’s locations: Topsail Road, Avalon Mall and Elizabeth Avenue) offer LANL members a 15% discount on qualifying garments. Also, Health Quest (Grand Falls and St. John’s) is offering a 20% discount on qualifying garments! Bring your card to either supplier for proof of membership.
An annual subscription to Pathways, Canada's National Lymphedema Magazine, as well as our quarterly regional insert. http://canadalymph.ca/pathways-overview/+
Information - including the latest brochures and pamphlets - on the most up to date standard care for lymphedema and where in the province treatments are available.
The right to attend and vote at our Annual General Meeting
Did you know that the Department of Health and Community Services has a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program? From their website:
“Improving Health: My Way is a provincially sponsored, free program designed to help people positively manage the daily challenges of living with a chronic condition. Workshops are co-led by trained Leaders who themselves have a chronic condition or have cared for someone living with a chronic condition. Workshops consist of six sessions that are offered for 2.5 hours once a week, over a six week period. A support person of your choice (friend or family) may accompany you to the training sessions. Workshops are offered throughout the province, in each of the four regional health authorities.”
It looks useful and informative. Check out the website: https://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/chronicdisease/improving_health_my_way.html
Contact numbers for program information are:
Eastern Region: 709-752-3946 or 1-866-880-8998
Central Health: 709-256-5690
Labrador-Grenfell Health: 709-454-3333 Ext 7364
Western Health: 709-637-5000 Ext 6689
Scheduled Eastern Health workshops are listed here: http://www.easternhealth.ca/OurCommunity.aspx?d=2&id=1488&p=1487#ws
Check it out and let us know what you think!
LANL is pleased to announce that, for the very first time in NL, Lymphedema Awareness Day received povincial proclamation. The Honorable Minister of Health and Community Services, John Haggie signed the proclamation. March 6 of each year is internationally recognized as Lymphedema Awareness Day to raise awareness about this disease and available treatment options.
The Lymphedema Awareness walk at New World Fitness, Topsail Road, St. John's on Sunday, March 4th was a great success. Thanks to everyone who attended.
The Aquatic Lymphatic Therapy demonstration, provided by specially trained coaches Janet Montevecchi and Terry Walsh Oakley was also well received. Stay tuned for a roll out plan!
Lymphedema is a chronic disease caused by a buildup of lymph fluid. This happens when the lymphatic system is either faulty or damaged and cannot function as normal. It leads to swelling in the tissues where the lymph flow is blocked. Most often the swelling is in an arm or leg, but it can also be in the breast, trunk, genitals or head and neck. It can affect everyone - children men and women.
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