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

2018 JA Day - Knoxville, TN

2018 JA Day - Knoxville, TN

10/27/2018

JA Days are a great experience for children with juvenile arthritis (JA), their parents, caregivers and siblings. The greatest benefit of these programs is getting to meet and network with other families who are affected by JA and share some of the same feelings, experiences and concerns. It's a place to exchange ideas, give and receive encouragement, make new friends and know you're not alone.

2018 Living Your Yes with RA 101-Nashville, TN

2018 Living Your Yes with RA 101-Nashville, TN

11/15/2018

Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis is a life-changing experience. But there’s a lot you can do to take control of your situation – and we’re here to help you. This free event is an opportunity unlike any other you’ve had – you’ll receive expert guidance from a local rheumatologist and learn to set and track your own health goals, communicate more effectively with your doctor and other tips and tricks on how to live better with your RA. You will leave armed with the tools, education and support to start saying Yes more than No!

2018 Jingle Bell Run - Memphis, TN
2018 Jingle Bell Run - Franklin, TN
2018 Jingle Bell Run - Knoxville, 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

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