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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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Upcoming Events

2015 JA Education Days - Nashville


This exciting day will feature education for parents and children, plus some fun too! After our educational program we will have a complimentary lunch and then families will receive complimentary admission to Nashville Shores! Families from across the state are invited! Registration is open from 9:30 am to 10:00 AM. Educational Programs begin at 10 AM. Lunch is served at 12 PM. Nashville Shores admission, parking, and lunch are included.

2015 Fall JA Education Day - Knoxville


Please joiun us for a fun family event filled with education, fun activities, and other families! Registration opens at 11:30 am and ends at 12:00 pm. Event runs from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

2015 Fall JA Education Day - memphis


Please join us for a fun family event filled with education, fun activities, and other families! 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis! Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others!



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