As the national authority on arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation is in a unique position to present programs that make a vital difference in the lives of people with arthritis. Our exercise and education programs were developed by experts and are proven to benefit people with arthritis.

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

Incorporates the buoyancy of water and the soothing warmth of a heated pool to make a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness.  Gentle movements increase joint flexibility and range of motion, while new exercise variations help build stronger muscles and overall stamina.  The ability to swim is not required for classes in shallow water. 

Aquatics Programs in Michigan


Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Gentle, joint-safe exercises developed specifically for people with arthritis to help relieve stiffness, decrease arthritis pain and improve balance.  The course incorporates interactive health education lessons and stress-reducing relaxation techniques to help participants better manage their arthritis.  

Exercise Programs in Michigan


Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program

This joint-safe program has been shown to improve pain, stiffness, flexibility, and muscle strength for those with mild to moderate arthritis. Developed by Dr. Paul Lam, the program features agile steps and range of motion exercises and its movements utilize higher stances.

Tai Chi Programs in Michigan


Walk With Ease Program

Our newest walking program can help you reduce pain and improve your overall health. Led by a certified instructor, each lesson includes health related discussion topics, warm-ups, cool-downs and self-paced monitoring techniques. Classes meet 2 or 3 times per week. Most programs provide our popular workbook as well.  If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk with Ease.

Walk With Ease Programs in Michigan


Online Learning

Check back soon for upcominc webinars offered by the Great Lakes Region.

Webinars offered by the Northeast Region

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