Arthritis ExerciseCommunity-based, non-clinical recreational exercise program developed by the Arthritis Foundation. Which includes activities designed to improve certain physical parameters, such as endurance and joint motion, the group exercise experience also encourages peer interaction and socialization.  16 sessions, free. more information.  Arthritis Exercise information  Brochure

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis Part 1 & 2- The program uses Sun Style.  This style may be particularly effective for people with arthritis because it includes agile steps and exercises that may improve mobility, breathing and relaxation.  Benefits of the program include reduced pain and stiffness, improved ability to cope with stress and depression.  8 session/ $48 per person.  Tai Chi information  Brochure

 

Tai Chi for Diabetes- The program uses Sun and Yang Styles. Enhances Qi (life energy), which according to traditional Chinese medicine may help control diabetes.  For those without diabetes, practicing may help prevent diabetes or just improve fitness and health. 8 sessions/ $48 per person.  Watch the video

 

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease- Structured walking program that offers support, information and tools to help participants develop successful exercise routines.  Individuals can choose to do the program on their own with the help of a workbook or can join others in a six-week group series led by a certified leader. During the program, participants will learn proper stretching and pain management techniques, as well as build stamina and walking pace. 18 session/ $25 per person. Walk with Ease information  Brochure

 

Living Well with Chronic Conditions- Topics include: Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance;  appropriate use of medications;  communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals;  nutrition and how to evaluate new treatments. 6 sessions. More information

 

Poison Prevention and Radon Awareness- Program brings awareness of the Poison Control Center, free materials provided such as activity books, magnets, stickers, brochures, pencils, etc.  The Poison Help toll-free hotline for poison emergency calls (1-800-222-1222) was established in 2001. All calls are free and confidential. By dialing this toll-free number from anywhere in the U.S., the caller can reach the closest poison control center. Any call made in Tennessee is routed to the Tennessee Poison Center. In 2004, the Tennessee Poison Center provided assistance to 103,446 individuals who called the Poison Help hotline requesting either emergency first aid treatment advice for a possible poison exposure or information regarding a poison. Tennessee Poison Center currently is the 7th busiest poison control center in the U.S. Poison Prevention info  Radon info

 

Walk Across TN- Walking program, FREE!  Compete in your age division (adult or senior or school), teams of 4 or individuals.  Log your miles each week online and get rewarded!  For more information visit: www.walkacrosstnmcminn.com