News From West Virginia
Deloris Wilder, Director of Health & Wellness, West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, and Robin Barnes, Health & Wellness Coordinator, Kanawha Valley Senior Services, are teaming up to teach the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at the Dunbar Rec Center, Dunbar, WV, which began March 20. Click here for more information.
Thanks to a grant from the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health several Exercise Train the Trainer courses are still available. The trainings for the evidence training programs of Exercise and Tai-Chi are scheduled for April and May. CPR Certification is required to register for all programs. Classes fill quickly and are offered on a first come first serve basis. Click here to view the trainings.
The Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, has appointed Shannon C. Holland to the position of West Virginia Branch Director. Click here to learn more about Shannon and her role at the Arthritis Foundation.
Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well-being. The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program, developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for every fitness level. Click here to learn the benefits of tai chi and to learn about classes near you.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is joint damage that has been caused by ongoing localized trauma (injury) to the joint. It is the typical arthritis people start to feel as they begin to enter middle age. It can also occur in young individuals often following an injury. Click here to learn about arthritis pain and a new program being offered by the Arthritis Foundation for pain management.
Have you checked out the Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Summit blog? Click here to read about Tonya and Amy's experience and what it is like to have your voice be heard on Capitol Hill!