“Arthritis and Chronic Pain: Alternative Approaches
to Preventing and Relieving Joint Disease”


Over 50 million Americans suffer with joint disease. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. It can affect one joint or multiple joints. Two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The symptoms of arthritis usually develop over time, but they may also appear suddenly. Arthritis is most commonly seen in adults over the age of 65, but it can also develop in children, teens, and younger adults.
In this lecture, Kenneth Hoffman, the Medical Director for SOPHIA Natural Health Center, will explain what arthritis is, who is susceptible to arthritis, and what causes it. He will share an Integrative Natural Medicine Approach to relieving it as well as steps to help prevent joint disease and chronic pain – All without drugs that can cause harmful side effects!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

When:  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:  Studio Around The Corner, 67 Main Street, Suite 101, Brewster, NY
Cost:  FREE!
RSVP: Studio Around The Corner: 845-363-8330 or toscac2010@gmail.com



The Studio Around the Corner at Old Town Hall

Cultural Arts Coalition

67 Main Street, Suite 101

Brewster, NY 10509

(845) 363-8330



Facebook: Old Town Hall



About The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition

The Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining cultural arts within the Town of Southeast and its surrounding region. TOSCAC was established as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation in August 2010 with the purpose, as detailed in the incorporation papers, “… to promote and raise funds for the development and effective management of affordable, accessible performance space that will provide citizens of the Town of Southeast opportunities to participate in and appreciate cultural arts, including lectures, theater, dance, film, music, visual arts, and inclusive community events.” 

Our current focus is the renovation of the Southeast Old Town Hall, a historic landmark within the Village of Brewster and a perfect venue to serve as a cultural hub. The Old Town Hall has been described as a “Jewel in the Center of Brewster” and its renovation will help foster the revitalization of downtown Brewster.

About SOPHIA Natural Health Center: SOPHIA Natural Health Center is located at: 31 Old Route 7, Brookfield, CT (203) 740-9300 (web: inm.center). SOPHIA is the largest natural health and wellness clinic in Connecticut, combining the traditional healing arts of Chinese and Naturopathic Medicine with modern science. SOPHIA specializes in women’s health issues (anti-aging, hormone balancing, breast cancer prevention), environmental allergies, food intolerances, chemical/environmental toxicity, and chronic inflammation and pain in the body – getting our patients results when nothing else has worked. Kenneth Hoffman, D.Ac. (RI), L.Ac., CCH, Medical Director, has serviced thousands of patients since opening his practice in 2004. He also hosts “The Natural Medicine Connection”, Fairfield County’s only health talk radio show, on WLAD Danbury (800WLAD on the AM dial), every Saturday, from 10 to 12 p.m.

July 2016 Lecture at SATC Arthritis