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The Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Region Georgia office serves all counties across the state and is actively working to reduce the unacceptable impact of arthritis on the lives of 1.6 million adults and an estimated 9,200 children in our state.

Upcoming Events

2016 Healing Hands For Arthritis

2016 Healing Hands For Arthritis


We invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 28 at your nearest Massage Envy to participate in Healing Hands for Arthritis®, where you can say Yes to making massage a part of your holistic approach to care – and to improving the lives of others with arthritis.

Healing Hands for Arthritis is a one-day fundraiser where $10 from every one-hour massage or facial session and 10% of sales from select retail products will go towards the Arthritis Foundation to help others with arthritis continue living the best life possible.

2016 Living Your Yes With RA - Duluth, GA

2016 Living Your Yes With RA - Duluth, GA


Join us for Living Your Yes With RA, a personalized goal-setting event brought to you by the Arthritis Foundation. This free forum gives you the opportunity to learn ways that can help you say Yes more than No, despite the challenges of living with rheumatoid arthritis. You’ll get expert advice from a local rheumatologist PLUS guidance on setting goals that can help you live life to its fullest. Let us help you manage your RA, as well as communicate effectively with your own doctor.

2016 Jingle Bell Run - Atlanta

2016 Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Family Events

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Join us for JA Family events this year! Meet other families, introduce your children and teens to others experiencing some of the same issues, and create lasting memories!

Welcome Dr. Elaine Ramsay

We want to welcome Elaine Ramsay, M.D. to the Department of Pediatric Rheumatology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Ramsay recently completed her fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her professional interests include Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Juvenile dermatomyositis, Intraarticular corticosteroid injections, and Musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Dr. Ramsay joins other providers - Dr. Sampath Prahalad, Dr. Sheila Angeles-Han, Dr. Kelly Rouster-Stevens and Dr. Vega-Hernandez - in the Dept. of Pediatric Rheumatology at the Children’s Physician Group of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Join us in welcoming Dr. Ramsay!

Programs For Better Living - Aquatics, Exercise and Tai Chi Programs

In an effort to modernize and streamline our mission delivery and focus our resources on activities that can make the greatest impact for people with arthritis, there have been a number of significant changes to the Programs For Better Living (Aquatics, Exercise, and Tai Chi programs).

The Arthritis Foundation has formed a new partnership with the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA). Effective immediately, the Aquatic Exercise Association will assume all operations and management of the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program and the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program.  Click links below for additional information about these changes:

Aquatics Program  (water-based) - information about instructor trainings (including recertification)

Exercise Program (land-based) - information about instructor trainings (including recertification)

Tai Chi for Arthritis - information about classes in your area and instructor trainings (including recertification)

Walk With Ease Program - this program will remain a signature physical activity program of the Arthritis Foundation. For more information, contact Ayana Charleston, Georgia Office Program Director