Thank you for your interest in offering programs designed to help people take control of their arthritis. Whether you’re a current program leader or partner facility or just looking for more information on becoming one of the 300 leaders/100 sites already established, here’s where you’ll find the information on how to get involved as a leader, instructor, trainer or partner site.
Get Involved As A Partner Site
The Arthritis Foundation Life Improvement Series programs - Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, and Arthritis Foundation Self Help Program -are proven to decrease the pain and limitations of arthritis. We also offer the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program. This is a joint-safe program which has been shown to improve pain, stiffness, flexibility, strength and balance for those with mild to moderate arthritis. Developed by Dr. Paul Lam, the program contains agile steps and range of motion exercises and its movements utilize higher stances.
- Why offer the Arthritis Foundation Life Improvement Series programs
- Outcomes for our programs: Evidence that our programs work
Aquatic | Exercise | Self-Help
- Steps to offer Arthritis Foundation programs
- Resources to promote your classes
- Responsibilities of partner facilities. Accessibility and safety are critical to the Life Improvement Series. To learn more about becoming a partner, download the agreement form and participant release form.
Get Involved As A Leader, Instructor or Trainer
Become a leader or instructor to plan and lead quality Arthritis Foundation classes for people with arthritis. Review the position descriptions from more information.
Become a Trainer to conduct training workshops to prepare individuals to be Arthritis Foundation leaders and instructors. Review the position descriptions from more information.
Get trained to teach a class. Meet minimum yearly teaching and reporting requirements to become or remain certified, then renew your certification every three years.
Application for certification
Arthritis Foundation Program Certification
Customizable marketing materials are available to promote your classes. Brochures, ads, and flyers are available for each program. To request these materials, contact Helen Crilley at 856-673-1360.
Flyer | Ad | Brochure
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Leader Job Board
At the present time there is a need for exercise and/or aquatic leaders at the Bayonne, New Jersey JCC. The contact at that facility is Dr. Ellen Goldberg. If you are interested she can be reached at 201-436-6900.
Announcements, Special Events, and Other Opportunities:
Visit our Events Page
Get More Information
Peggy Lotkowictz 856-673-1365 or email@example.com
Vice President, Mission Delivery
For information about programs in other states within the Northeast Region:
Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Philadelphia, PA
Danielle M. Stephens, Director of Programs
(215) 574-3060 ext. 4724 or firstname.lastname@example.org
NY Chapter, New York, NY
Kate Anastasia, Senior Director, Programs
(212) 984-8710 or email@example.com
Long Island Chapter, Melville, LI
Nancy Simington, Program Director
(631 427-8272 ext. 118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeastern New York Chapter, Albany, NY
Sonya Andrew, Program Director
(518) 456-1203 or email@example.com
Upstate New York chapter, Rochester, NY
Melinda A. Merante, Executive Director
(585) 264-1480 or firstname.lastname@example.org