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Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP)

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (formerly PACE) is designed to help people learn and practice the different techniques needed to build an individualized self-management program and gain the confidence to carry it out.  

  • Reduce bodily pain and stiffness
  • Maintain or increase muscle strength
  • Balance and coordination
  • Endurance decreases fatigue
  • Overall perceived health status

6 weeks, ongoing. Meet once a week for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Participants are expected to exercise on their own at least two more times each week.

  • Low-impact physical activity program proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness.
  • Sessions include gentle range-of-motion exercises that are suitable for every fitness level and ability.
  • These enjoyable and motivational classes may be taken either standing or sitting in a chair.

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