Thursday, February 6, 2014

REPM Learns About Arthritis Treatments

The Retired Educational Personnel of Mississippi  met on Thursday, February 6 at Louisville City Hall for an informative presentation by Emily Perkins, a nurse practitioner at Main Street Medical Clinic in Louisville.
Perkins speaks to REPM about arthritis treatments
Perkins w REPM President
Tommie Joe Wylie

Perkins provided information concerning osteoarthritis and its treatment. She indicated that arthritis had many causes often as simple as aging joints, old injuries and weight gain. Osteoarthritis results from decrease joint space between bones due to cartilage loss. Successful treatment depending upon severity includes exercise, compounded cremes and injections. Perkins said, "The goal is to get you moving and stretching that joint."

REPM also heard from Shane Davis with the LMSD CAPPS and DREAM program who provided information to the group concerning opportunities for retired educators with the DREAMS program.

The next meeting of REPM is scheduled for March 6, at 1:00 pm at the Louisville City Hall. An 11:00 tour of the LMSD Central Offices on South Columbus is also planned for that date.