Read below for significant changes regarding the
Arthritis Foundation Programs For Better Living


In an effort to modernize and streamline our mission delivery and to focus resources on activities that can make the greatest impact, a number of significant changes have been made to the Programs For Better Living Series. By December 31, 2014, the Arthritis Foundation will discontinue all direct involvement (delivery) in the Aquatics, Exercise and Tai Chi programs. Walk With Ease will remain a signature program with emphasis on group-led, self-directed and worksite delivery executed through online trainings and digital consumer tools.  To learn more:

Transition Plan




Introducing the NEW online Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Instructor Training (AFEP)

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Instructor Training is now available in a 5-hour “online” format. The training content is the same as AF’s “in-person” trainings and is offered in two formats: a live, interactive version (scheduled on designated dates/times) or as an On Demand version (at your own pace).

Learn more about the training, click here.

Click here for flyer advertising the new training.

Click links below for training registration information:

Live AFEP instructor training, go to LQA online icon and select Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

On Demand AFEP instructor training, go to e-AFAA icon and select menu for 5-9 CEUs (AFEP will be listed under 7CEUs-AFAA Provider)


Instructor Training Workshops (Recertification/Certification)


Certification Form (to be used only for those who trained prior to 2014)


Walk With Ease Program

These trainings are offered online only. Click here for additional leader/instructor information

Click here for the WWE training workshop application. Once completed, submit to Ayana Charleston, Program Director.


Exercise Program (New Certifications and Recertifications)

Go here to learn more about the online Exercise Program Instructor Training

Tai Chi Program (New Certifications and Recertifications)


Two Instructor Certification Trainings will be hosted in Macon, GA:

August 18-19, 2014

August 20-21, 2014


Expenses will be covered. For additional details about registration and other information about this training, contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Coordinator from the list here (based on your county of residence).  Each AAA will select four individuals to become trained.  Space is limited.


Two Instructor Recertification Trainings will be hosted in Macon, GA:

August 19, 2014

August 21, 2014  *update: This training is FULL*


If you are interested in recertifying for this program, contact Megan Moulding Stadnisky at or 404.576.0370 for details.

All expenses will be covered for the first 20 persons to register.  Space is limited.



These trainings are sponsored by the Georgia Department of Human Services - Division of Aging Services.


You can also check Tai Chi For Health Institute's website for additional Instructor Trainings.




Resources for Program Instructors

Marketing Materials

Customizable marketing materials are available to promote your classes. Brochures, logos, and flyers are available to download:


Walk With Ease Flyer 1

Walk With Ease flyer 2

Walk With Ease flyer 3

Walk With Ease brochure 1 (standard)

Walk With Ease brochure 2 (standard)

Walk With Ease brochure 3 (standard)

Walk With Ease brochure 4 (standard)

Walk With Ease brochure (customizable)

Walk With Ease image

Walk With Ease logo 1

Walk With Ease logo 2

Walk With Ease logo 3

Walk With Ease logo 4





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