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The Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Region's Tennessee offices serve all 95 counties across the state and is actively working to reduce the unacceptable impact of arthritis on the lives of 1.2 million adults and nearly 6,000 children in our state.

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Juvenile Arthritis Camp AcheAway July 12th-18th.

The Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Region gives children with arthritis the opportunity to make lifetime memories through camp. The residential juvenile arthritis summer camps focus on what campers can do, not what they can’t do. Campers are able to learn from others who have similar conditions and experiences. The program is designed to increase campers’ self-esteem by creating opportunities for them to meet personal challenges. The camp offers most traditional summer camp activities such as campfires and singing, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, swimming and nature hikes. All of these things create opportunities for individual accomplishment in a positive and encouraging environment. Located on 320 beautiful acres on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, Tenn., the Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center and YMCA Camp Widjiwagan is owned and operated by the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. Please contact Katie Pickens at kpickens@arthritis.org if you have questions.

ARTHRITIS, AGRABILITY, and RURAL HEALTH CONFERENCE

  

Please click HERE for more information!  If you have additional questions, please contact Katie Pickens at 615-806-8538, or by email at kpickens@arthritis.org

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

ATTENTION TRAINERS CLICK HERE!