News from Central Pennsylvania


Complementary Medicine

What do magnets, needles, water, and yoga have in common?  They are all part of complementary therapies that can help those living with the daily pain of arthritis.  Click here to learn more about the various types of complementary therapies available.



The Pennsylvania Moose Association's Continued Support

For over twenty years, the Arthritis Foundation in Central Pennsylvania has had an ongoing relationship with the Pennsylvania Moose Association (PMA) and the Women of the Moose.  The PMA has set up a fund in which the Lodges, Chapters and Family Centers in Pennsylvania raise money for the Arthritis Foundation.  Click here to read more.


 Water Walking 101

Looking for a great summer workout that will keep you cool?  Try water exercising!  Click here to learn tips from the Arthritis Foundation on how to safely exercise in the water so you can keep moving this summer!



Boosting Activity for People With Arthritis

In order to dramatically reduce the impact of arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation recently released a report, Environmental and Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Adults With Arthritis.  The report focuses on changes that could be made within six important sectors to make physical activity possible for individuals with arthritis. Click here to read more.


Special Events

Great Lakes Region Webinar- Lunch and Learn
State Advocacy Issues: Access to Care and Medications

June 28, 2012, 11am-12pm
Featured Speaker: Ryan Sullivan, Regional Coordinator, Saginaw Valley and Genesee County Michigan Consumers for Healthcare.  Please check the special events website closer to the event for registration information.  Please contact or (513) 527-5042.

Camp JRA- July 15-20, 2012

Camp JRA is a one-week educational, empowering and fun experience in Millvale, PA. Camp JRA campers are between the ages of 8 and 18, and have arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. Camp JRA will take place from July 15-20, 2012. For more information and to access the application you can visit the Camp JRA website. The deadline to apply is April 8th.

Juvenile Arthritis Conference- July 19-22-Marriot Saint Louis Union Station

The Juvenile Arthritis Conference is the Arthritis Foundation's signature, nationwide event for families affected by juvenile arthritis. Join us for this three-day education event that focuses on health, wellness and fun for children affected by arthritis, lupus, myositis, ankylosing spondylitis and other rheumatic diseases. The whole family is invited! Specific educational tracks focus on issues relating to parents, teens/young adults, children affected by arthritis and their siblings.  Click here for more information.

2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walks

Get in the spirit this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis®. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation’s pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability.

12/8/12 Harrisburgh, PA

12/9/12 Lancaster, PA

12/15/12 York, PA

Give to the Arthritis Foundation
and Receive an Income for Life!

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