Disability Health Programs

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program or
Personal Action Toward Health (PATH)

Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) is a chronic disease self-management program that helps participants build the skills they need for the day-to-day management of a chronic disease. PATH is a six-week workshop and covers topics including healthy eating, relaxation techniques, problem solving and communication skills.

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Enhance Fitness
This low-cost, evidence-based exercise program helps older adults at all levels of fitness become more active, energized, and empowered to sustain independent lives. Based on solid research and tested at over 80 sites around the country, EnhanceFitness focuses on stretching, flexibility, balance, low impact aerobics, and strength training exercises – everything health professionals say that people need to maintain health and function as they grow older.

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Exercise Program
This exercise program is designed specifically for people with arthritis that uses gentle activities to:

  • help increase joint flexibility and range of motion
  • help maintain muscle strength

Different classes are available to fit your fitness level – with exercises done while sitting, standing or on the floor.

For more information on this program contact the Arthritis Foundation Michigan Chapter toll free at 1-855-529-2728.

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Aquatics Program
Water is a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness. That's why the Arthritis Foundation offers its Aquatic Program, designed to safely keep your joints moving and improve your sense of well-being.

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program also provides a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which you can make new friends and try new activities.

For more information on this program contact the Arthritis Foundation Michigan Chapter toll free at 1-855-529-2728.

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14 Weeks To A Healthier You Program
The goal of this program from the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability is to provide you with the tools for being more active in your own home whether you're new to working out or already exercising regularly.