Support / Social Groups

Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA has a number of groups which are led by volunteers and provide participants with the opportunity to meet regularly with others in a similar situation. If you would like the opportunity to:

  • Talk freely about your experiences and feelings in a safe non-judgmental environment
  • Share helpful hints and practical tips
  • Receive and give encouragement and support to others
  • Socialise and make new friends

Why not come along to one of our groups?

To attend any of the following groups we ask that you please register with us in case of date/venue change.

Please phone 9388 2199 or click here to check meeting dates and to register online via Calendar of Events.

Wyllie Arthritis Centre Groups

Located at 17 Lemnos St, Shenton Park.

Talks are sometimes held during meetings.
For details of talk topics and dates please click here

Inflammatory Arthritis Support Group

Meets monthly: 1st Tues, 10:30am–12noon.
No meeting Jan 2019.

Joint Replacement Group

Meets quarterly: 4th Fri in Feb, May, Aug and Nov, 11am–12:30pm.
Next meeting: 23 Nov 2018, Joint Replacement Q&A session.

NEW Osteoporosis Support Group

For those with Osteoporosis/Osteopenia.
Meets monthly: 3rd Thurs, 10:30am-12noon
No meeting Dec 2018 and Jan 2019.

Lupus WA Support Group

For those with Lupus or related autoimmune condition. 
Meets monthly: 1st Wed, 1:00pm-2:30pm
No meeting Dec 2018 and Jan 2019.

Osteoarthritis Social Group 

For those with Osteoarthritis.
Meets monthly: 4th Thurs, 10:00am-12noon
No meeting Dec 2018 and Jan 2019.

JIA Support Group for Parents & Children

Meets quarterly throughout the year. Dates and times to be confirmed.
Please check our Calendar of Events page.

Suburban & Regional Groups/Branches

Evening Inflammatory Arthritis Social Group 

For those with an Inflammatory Arthritis, such as RA, Psoriatic or Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Meets up each month on a Wednesday evening north and south of the river.

3rd Wed, North Metro Group - Ballajura, 7pm-9pm. No meeting Dec 2018
4th Wed, South Metro Group - Cockburn Central, 7pm-9pm. No meeting Dec 2018

Rockingham Arthritis Social Group

Meets monthly: 1st Wed, 1:00pm - 2:30pm.
Various venues in the Rockingham area.
No meeting Jan 2019

Bassendean Arthritis Group

Meets every Tuesday for gentle exercise from 1:30pm-2:30pm. 
Bassendean Community Centre (Main Hall) Old Perth Road.
Last meeting for 2018, Tues 11th Dec. Group restarts in 2019, Tues 5th Feb.

Bunbury Arthritis Social Group

Meets monthly: 3rd Wed, 9:30am-11am 
Backbeach Cafe, Lot 757 Ocean Drive, Bunbury
No meeting Dec 2018

Albany Branch (General Arthritis Support Group)

Meetings with guest speakers held occasionally throughout the year.
Resource Centre, Lotteries House, 211-217 North Road, Albany.
Call (08) 9842 9229 for details.

Further Information

If you would like further information about our groups
please call Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA on (08) 9388 2199.