Alaska Arthritis Resources
Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Aquatics Programs
Studies show that moderate physical activity can help people with arthritis feel less pain, move more easily and feel more energetic and positive. The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a land-based physical activity program specifically designed for people with arthritis. This program uses gentle activities that can be done while sitting, standing or on the floor. The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program allows participants to exercise in warm water without putting excess strain on joints and muscles. Both programs can help Alaskans with arthritis manage their health, stay active and enjoy life.
For information about Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Aquatic Programs in your area or if you would like to become an instructor for your organization or community, please contact:
Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Northwest Chapter
3876 Bridge Way N., #300
Seattle, WA 98103
Living Well Alaska
The Alaska Arthritis Program also supports Living Well Alaska, a series of workshops that help people with chronic illnesses learn ways to self manage their condition and take charge of their life. Click here for more information or to find a workshop near you.
(NIAMS = National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases,
AF = Arthritis Foundation)
- National Arthritis Action Plan — Is a national plan cooperatively developed by the Arthritis Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with many other partners. This document describes arthritis in the U.S. and begins a national effort to reduce the occurrence of arthritis and its disability.
- Arthritis: The Basics
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
National and Local Links
State of Alaska Links
Email the Section of Chronic Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion: