Benefits of Membership

Compression Garment Discounts!

  

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.

Pathways Magazine

  


An annual subscription to Pathways, Canada's National Lymphedema Magazine, as well as our quarterly regional insert.  http://canadalymph.ca/pathways-overview/+


Updated information

  


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.

Exercise your rights

  

The right to attend and vote at our Annual General Meeting 

Just $45 annually

Contact us!  

  

P.O. Box 23091, Churchill Square, St. John’s NL A1B 4J9 

www.lymphnl.com www.facebook.com/lymphnl

email: lymphedemanl@gmail.com

Self-Management tools

Gov’t of NL can help with Chronic Disease Self-Management!

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!

Spring 2018 Lymphedema Insert in Maclean's Magazine

Maclean's Magazine CLF Insert on Lymphedema (pdf)

Download

Lymphedema Awareness on NTV News

Check out our own Terry Walsh-Oakley spreading awareness of lymphedema!

About

Latest News

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!

What is Lymphedema?

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.

Who we are

We are a not-for-profit organization, and our mission is to:  

  • Provide support to patients and families who are affected by lymphedema,    
  • Ensure individuals living with lymphedema have access to treatment,   
  • Provide lymphedema education, 
  • Encourage and promote lymphedema research, and  
  • Promote care and treatment of lymphedema based on best practices within the medical community and the general public of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Contact Us

We're here to help

Feel free to contact us with any questions or inquiries  

Become a member by calling or emailing us.  A new membership form and other information are coming soon.

Lymphedema Association of NL

709-763-5125

P.O. Box 23091, Churchill Square, 

St. John’s NL A1B 4J9


lymphedemanl@gmail.com