State senators host lunch forum on women’s health issues

A discussion on women’s health in the workplace, with a focus on the challenges of rheumatoid arthritis, will be held at noon today at the state Capitol.

State Sens. Sandy Pappas and Kathy Sheran will lead the event, “Women’s Health in the Workplace: Chronic Disease & Aging,” from  noon to 1 p.m. in Room 118 at the Capitol.

The discussion will look at the impact of arthritis on work and social life, family relationships and other aspects of daily life.

The luncheon and discussion is billed as part of the
Women’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Project 2013, sponsored by Business & Professional Women’s Foundation and Women Impacting Public Policy in partnership with the Women Legislators Lobby.

Said Pappas: “The demographics are clear. Our population is aging. Our constituents are aging. It behooves us to learn as much as we can about aging issues so we can better inform our policy making.”

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