Welcome to Tennessee

There are more than 50 million Americans with Arthritis - 1,325,000 of them live in Tennessee. The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. We are focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis through vital information, advocacy, science and community. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for saying yes – day after day.

Upcoming Events

2017 Living Your Yes With RA - Cordova, TN

2017 Living Your Yes With RA - Cordova, TN


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.Register today!

2017 Camp AcheAway Teen Retreat - Antioch, TN

2017 Camp AcheAway Teen Retreat - Antioch, TN

9/22/2017 to 9/24/2017

The Arthritis Foundation's Teen Retreat provides high school age teens an opportunity to learn more about arthritis, practice taking an active role in their health care under the supervision of medical staff, and connect with other teenagers with a rheumatic disease during a fun weekend adventure!

Friday, Sept. 22, Check-in at 6:30 p.m.
(Dinner provided for teens)
Sunday, Sept. 24, Check-out at 11:00 a.m.

2017 Jingle Bell Run - Memphis, TN
2017 Jingle Bell Run - Jackson, TN

Programs For Better Living Transition Plan

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 will be a number of significant changes to the Programs For Better Living (Aquatics, Exercise, and Tai Chi programs).

The Arthritis Foundation is excited to announce we have 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 Katie Pickens, Tennessee Associate Director of Development and Programs

FAQs regarding the new changes