News from Michigan

Complementary Medicine

What do magnets, needles, water, and yoga have in common?  They are all part of complementary therapies that can help those living with the daily pain of arthritis.  Click here to learn more about the various types of complementary therapies available.



 Water Walking 101

Looking for a great summer workout that will keep you cool?  Try water exercising!  Click here to learn tips from the Arthritis Foundation on how to safely exercise in the water so you can keep moving this summer!



Boosting Activity for People With Arthritis

In order to dramatically reduce the impact of arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation recently released a report, Environmental and Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Adults With Arthritis.  The report focuses on changes that could be made within six important sectors to make physical activity possible for individuals with arthritis. Click here to read more.


Upcoming Events

Great Lakes Region Webinar- Lunch and Learn
State Advocacy Issues: Access to Care and Medications

June 28, 2012, 11am-12pm
Featured Speaker: Ryan Sullivan, Regional Coordinator, Saginaw Valley and Genesee County Michigan Consumers for Healthcare.  Please check the special events website closer to the event for registration information.  Please contact or (513) 527-5042.


Camp Dakota- July 29th-August 3rd, 2012

Camp Dakota is a week-long residential summer camp for children/teens ages 7-16 with juvenile arthritis and related diseases. It’s a fun-filled week held at Lions Bear Lake Camp in Lapeer, MI. The camp was developed for physically challenged youth and is completely barrier free. A new family open house will be held at the camp on Saturday, July 7th, 2012 (pre-registration is required).  To learn more about Camp Dakota or to register your family for the open house, please contact Kara Dorda at or 800-968-3030 Ext. 226.  Click here for the camp brochure.

Juvenile Arthritis Conference- July 19-22-Marriot Saint Louis Union Station

The Juvenile Arthritis Conference is the Arthritis Foundation's signature, nationwide event for families affected by juvenile arthritis. Join us for this three-day education event that focuses on health, wellness and fun for children affected by arthritis, lupus, myositis, ankylosing spondylitis and other rheumatic diseases. The whole family is invited! Specific educational tracks focus on issues relating to parents, teens/young adults, children affected by arthritis and their siblings.  Click here for more information.



 2012 Michigan Jingle Bell Run/Walks

Thousands of runners and walkers will hit the nation’s pavements, pathways and parks to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability.  Click below to find out about a Jingle Bell Run in your area.


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