Maintaining independence and leading a full and active life is the topic during a free educational forum Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Park County Library in Cody.
“Living with chronic illness: More life less limits” is presented by the Arthritis Foundation in conjunction with the National and Wyoming AgrAbility Program. The forum is 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lunch is provided, and, although there is no fee, registration is required.
Keynote speaker Miss Wheelchair USA Ashlee Lundvall will discuss overcoming obstacles and maintaining a positive outlook on life.
Wyoming AgrAbility program director Randy Weigel at the University of Wyoming said participants will receive an arthritis overview and information on managing arthritis in cold weather from rheumatologist Dr. Rebecca Danforth of Cody.
A demonstration on assistive technology devices that help maintain independence will also be available as well as recreational and outdoor resources to help maintain an active lifestyle while managing a chronic disease or disability.