Use the drop-down lists below to explore workshops by program or chronic condition.
The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a community-based recreational program specifically designed to teach adults with arthritis how to exercise safely.
Trained instructors cover a variety of range-of-motion exercises, endurance-building activities, relaxation techniques, and health education topics. All of the exercises can be modified to meet participant needs and abilities. Participants completing the program report experiencing:
Classes meet two or three times per week for an hour. One session is typically 8 weeks long, but many locations offer ongoing classes and participants can continue attending as long as they wish. Each class offers:
Enhance Fitness focuses on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility — everything older adults need to maintain health and function as they age.
Led by a certified instructor, classes are held three times a week in community settings and are a great workout. Each class may include up to 25 participants and participants may either be amongst peers of their own level of fitness or a group of various fitness levels from the frail to the more fit older adult. Participants completing the program report experiencing:
Classes meet three times per week for an hour. Each class offers:
Living Well with Chronic Conditions (Chronic Disease Self-Management Program) is a program for people with chronic health problems.
The workshops empowers participants to take an active role in managing their health by giving them the key skills needed to manage any chronic health condition. The program addresses common symptoms and worries from all types of chronic disease and illnesses. Family members and others who support people with a chronic health condition are also encouraged to attend. Participants who have completed a workshop demonstrate:
Workshops are facilitated by two trained instructors and meet once a week for six weeks; each class lasts 2 1/2 hours. The workshop covers the following topics:
The Walk With Ease Program is a community-based, group walking program specifically designed to help individuals start and maintain a safe walking routine.
Trained instructors cover how to warm up and cool down, stretch, and set personal exercise goals. Each class also includes health education topics related to arthritis and exercise. Participants must be able to stand for at least five minutes. Participants completing the program report experiencing:
Classes meet three times per week for an hour. One session is 6 weeks long. After the initial session, participants are encouraged to maintain their walking routine by forming independent walking groups. Walk With Ease can also be delivered in a self-directed format with a workbook and weekly interaction with a trained leader to guide the participant.Each class offers: